Please join us on Sunday, February 22, 2015, as we begin Great Lent in the Byzantine Rite with "Forgiveness Sunday." Also known as "Cheesefare Sunday," this special service marks the beginning of our lenten prayer, fasting, and reflection in preparation for the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord. Our celebration begins with Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am. After our Agape meal at noon — to which everyone is welcome — our community comes together at 2:30 pm to celebrate Forgiveness Vespers, where we ask forgiveness from the Lord and each other for our shortcomings.
Blessed John Paul II called for the Church to “breathe with both lungs,” incorporating the rich traditions of both the Christian East and West. But how? Join Rev. Father Kevin Kennedy, our parish, and guests for a catechetical lecture on the First Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. to learn more. And come early to participate in the Russian Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy first-hand at 10 a.m., followed by our “agape” luncheon. Great Vespers will be at 4:00 p.m. that evening. Free parking in St. Monica's lot. Everyone is welcome!