February 18, 2015 - Cardinal on Ash Wednesday*

Parishes across the Archdiocese are hoplding Ash Wednesday Masses and Services marking the start of Lent.  Catholics are encouraged to check their local parish for times.
”Lent is about growing in our capacity to love, to serve, to forgive and to share our faith – that is our mission.”
--Cardinal Seán 
The Cardinal celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass earlier today in the Bethany Chapel of the Pastoral Center for Archdiocese of Boston.  Photos of the Mass are available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bostoncatholic/

Artie Boyle from Hingham receives ashes from the Cardinal 
“Lent is a time for us to be made whole again, to overcome the divided heart.”
--Cardinal Seán 

The Cardinal delivering his homily on Ash Wednesday
“It is important that all our Lenten practices be connected with our ongoing conversion, our spiritual growth, our friendship with God and with others.”
--Cardinal Seán