A Lenten Taize will take place Sunday, February 21 and March 13 at 4 pm at St. Joseph Church.

The Taize prayer service will combine candlelight, silence and prayers of intercession with song to help us become aware of God’s presence within us.

Refresh your spirit this Lenten Season and turn to our spiritual rock, which is Christ, Himself.

The Taizé prayer experience is very powerful and healing. The service will be led by Kim Kilburn, Music Director at St. Vincent Pallotti Parish. The service is only 30 minutes and will be well worth your time. Will you make this part of your Lenten journey?

Join us at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wyandotte for this Lenten season Novena to Divine Mercy.

March 25 – Good Friday:                 after Solemn Liturgy (church)

March 26 – Holy Saturday:              3:00 pm (church)

March 27 – Easter Sunday:              3:00 pm (church)

March 28 – Easter Monday:             3:00 pm; 7:00 pm (church)

March 29 – Easter Tuesday:             3:00 pm; 7:00 pm (church)

March 30 – Easter Wednesday:       3:00 pm; 7:00 pm (church)

March 31 – Easter Thursday:           3:00 pm; 7:00 pm (church)

April 1 – Easter Friday:                      3:00 pm; 7:00 pm (church)

April 2 – Easter Saturday:                 3:00 pm (chapel)

April 3 – Divine Mercy Sunday:        3:00 pm (church)

Please join us on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. throughout Lent for Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 344 Elm Street, Wyandotte.

If you have never experienced this devotion, it is a beautiful and easy way to follow our Lord’s Passion.

If you are unable to join us, you can click on this link: https://youtu.be/tLGwLMLcq8k and go through the stations online with Fr. Robert Reed from Catholic TV.

Distribution of Ashes

St. Joseph Catholic Church

344 Elm Street, Wyandotte

February 10, 2016

7:00 – 7:30 a.m. Simple service of distribution of ashes

12 Noon Mass with ashes

7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Simple service of distribution of ashes

Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer.

Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday, and is cheifly observed by Catholics, although many other Christians observe it too.

Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person’s forehead, he speaks the words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”