The people of the Parish of Alberton-O'Leary help one another and the people in our community. Call on us if you need help. We are all neighbours in God's eyes. As a Christian community we strive to live out our baptismal covenant of proclaiming by word and example the good news of God in Christ, seeking and serving Christ in all persons, loving neighbour as self, and working for justice, peace and dignity amoung all people. This we do, with God’s help.
Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )
Friday, March 7, 2014
On Ash Wednesday we held two services - the first in the afternoon at St. Luke's and in the evening at St. Peter's. The following cf. http://www.anglicanjournal.com/
Palm crosses from the previous year are burned to create the ashes. Photo: IStockPhoto - See more at: http://www.anglicanjournal.com/articles/40-days-to-easter#sthash.Jm0gBum1.dpuf
Derived from the old English
word for “lengthen” (as do the days in spring), Lent is the 40-day period of
prayer, penitence and pondering before Easter.
Starting on Ash Wednesday, the
seventh Wednesday before Easter, it commemorates Christ’s period of deprivation
and sacrifice in the desert and recalls the events leading to his
Strict observers of Lententide may
observe periods of fasting or at least abstain from festivities, certain foods
and other indulgences, giving the money saved to charity.
liturgical colour is a sombre purple, recalling the royal robe the Roman
soldiers mockingly placed on Jesus.