Observing Lent at St. Catherine's
On Wednesday, February 17th we will once again begin the journey of Lent. It goes without saying that this year's Lent will be different than what we long for, and yet we hope we have offerings that will help us all move from Ashes to Alleluia. In this season, we are reminded of our own mortality, of our need, both personally and collectively, for repentance, and our hope for resurrection, even when resurrection feels a long way off.
Below you will find ways to connect with the St. Cat's community, in worship, in formation/education and in community.
We hope that you will use the offerings and resources this season and that you will join us for the journey of Lent.
An annual tradition at St. Catherine's is our reflections on the season of Lent written by our own parishioners. Download yours below. Printed reflections booklets will be available for pickup at church.
You may also receive it via email throughout the season by signing up for the Reflections mailing list HERE
(no need to sign up again if you received the Reflections emails during Advent).
SHROVE TUESDAY FOOD DRIVE
FEBRUARY 16 5:30-6:30 PM
Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper finds its roots in the preparation for fasting during Lent. In the seventh century, Pope Gregory issued a proclamation to abstain from “flesh, meat, and all things that come from flesh, as milk, cheese, and eggs.”
So, folks made pancakes to deplete their supply of eggs, milk, butter, and fat in preparation for Lent.
Since we cannot gather safely this year to eat pancakes together, we can empty our pantries & serve others by participating in St. Cat’s Shrove Tuesday Food Drive for MUST Ministries. With increasing poverty in the Atlanta Metro area, food remains in high demand. Items to bring: Jelly, Peanut Butter, Coffee, Canned Meat, Chili, Beef Stew, Pancake Mix, Tea, Canned/Dry Milk, Canned Beans, Sugar, Macaroni & Cheese, Flavored Rice, Flavored Pasta, Spaghetti Sauce, Oatmeal, Grits, Muffin Mix, Dry Pasta, Baked Beans, Vegetable Oil. Drop off items at the church Tuesday, February 16th from 5:30-6:30 pm.
ASH WEDNESDAY IN A PANDEMIC
February 17, 2020
Litany of Penitence & Ashes (on the pavers) 7:15 am
Ash Wednesday Eucharist & Ashes
(on the pavers) 12:00 pm
7:00 pm (broadcast via Facebook)
Compline During Lent
During Lent, we will offer Compline seven nights of the week. Monday through Thursday we will pray via Facebook live at 8:00 PM. (Same as current schedule)
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, we will gather on Zoom to pray together. We will gather an hour earlier on those three nights, at 7:00 PM, in hopes that families with young children will be able to join us.
Please contact Rachel Hutton for your Zoom Link
A RIVER THROUGH THE DESERT
Lenten Formation on Wednesdays 7:00 pm
Join Mother Sarah and Mother Rebecca for this educational opportunity and virtual pilgrimage to one of Mother Sarah’s most favorite places.
Together with St. George’s College, we will travel the Holy Land, exploring the geography and following the footsteps of Jesus, from Galilee to Golgatha. Each week we will explore a theme through video, conversation, and thought-provoking questions.
For more information contact Mother Rebecca.
Join us on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm beginning on February 24 via Zoom.
PRAY ALL WAYS
(A Lenten virtual retreat)
On February 20, we will gather via Zoom to discuss and explore different ways to pray. Time for practice will be included, along with space for reflecting on and sharing our experiences in community. Our time together will begin at 9:00 am and will conclude by noon. For questions contact Mother Rebecca.