Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Communications Department - Archdiocese of Miami
Miami…(Feb. 15, 2017) Archbishop Thomas Wenski will be celebrating Mass March 1 at Immaculata-La Salle High School, on the occasion of Ash Wednesday.
Immaculata-La Salle High School is located at 3601 South Miami Ave. Miami, FL. The Mass will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and both the community and media are invited to attend.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40-day Lenten season, a time of penance and preparation for the commemoration of the passion and death of Jesus Christ and his ultimate resurrection on Easter Sunday. Lent concludes with the celebration of the Mass of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday - the first day of the Easter Triduum - followed by Good Friday services and the celebration of the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.
Ash Wednesday is a day of abstinence from meat for Catholics over the age of 14. It is also a day of fasting — one full meal and two small meals, with nothing eaten between meals — for adults ages 18-59.
At St. Martha Church (9221 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Shores, FL) the Mass for Ash Wednesday will be celebrated at 11:45 a.m. by Fr. Elvis Gonzalez.
** MEDIA ARE WELCOME **
Media contact: Juan A. Di Prado, Media Coordinator, at (305)762-1046 firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Ross Agosta, Director of Communications at (305)762-1043 or email@example.com