An Ash Wednesday service in Renown’s Spiritual Center will be officiated by Father Joseph Infante. He will offer ashes following the service.
Ashes will be offered by the Renown Spiritual Care team from 10 to 11 AM in all units at South Meadows Regional Medical Center and at Renown Regional Medical center from 11-11:30 am in the Spiritual Center and at 11:45-8:30 pm in all units.
Every year at the beginning of Lent, Christians are offered a heart-felt plea from a merciful and compassionate God: “Return to me with your whole heart!” (Joel 2:12)
Traditionally, Lent is a discipline of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. It is a journey of faith, preparing Christians for Holy Week and Easter. It lasts forty days, recalling Israel’s forty years in the wilderness, and Jesus’ forty days in the desert. It is a time of personal conversion, an invitation to encounter God and Christ in the poor, and to respond with justice, mercy and compassion.