Friday, February 12, 2016

STU Begins Season of Lent

Ash Wednesday Mass, Feb. 10, at the Chapel of Saint Anthony
Students, faculty, staff and community members packed the Chapel of Saint Anthony Feb. 10, for Ash Wednesday Mass to mark the beginning of the Lenten season.

Lent is the 40-day period of fasting and prayer that Catholics and Christians observe in preparation for the celebration of Easter. The practice dates back to the early church when the new Christians-to-be were preparing to be baptized on Easter.

“Lent is also a time for spiritual reflection, and a time to remember what we are as a Catholic institution,” said STU President Monsignor Franklyn Casale.

The St. Thomas University community marks this period of preparation for Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday with various liturgical and spiritual activities developed by our Campus Ministry team. The St. Thomas University Office of Campus Ministry invites our students, alumni, parents, friends and faculty to journey through the Lenten Season by participating in our daily activities, Sunday Celebrations of the Eucharist (Mass), taking advantage of the times offered for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), joining us for Wednesday night soup, bread, and spiritual reflections, and participating in other opportunities that enrich our faith.

For more information on our scheduled activities for Holy Week, click here.

STU Campus Ministry Students

Mass was followed by a lunch consisting of soup and bread, as well as a skit presented by Campus Ministry student leaders.

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