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Ash Wednesday Masses; Sign-up for Lenten Retreat

 

Ash Wednesday Masses; Sign-up for Lenten Retreat

Ash Wednesday 2018 is Feb. 14 and serves as the start of Lent, which is the 40-day period leading up to Easter. The 40 days are symbolic of the time Jesus spent in the desert preparing for his public ministry, enduring temptation and discerning his vocation.

 

The University of San Diego has two places of worship on campus set to host multiple Ash Wednesday masses where the symbolic ashes can be received. Masses at The Immaculata Catholic Church are at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. while Founders Chapel will have Mass at 12:15 p.m. and Mass for Peace at 9 p.m.

Sign-Up for Lenten Retreat

Another tradition at USD is the start of University Ministry’s Lenten Journey: A Retreat in Daily Life, which this year runs from Feb. 14 to March 20 in 2018.

“Striving for the better in ourselves, our community and the world moves us to change. During the journey of Lent change-making is expressed by conversion, transformation and action. The retreat offers an opportunity for us to bring our aspirations inward where we meet the Spirit of inspiration who ignites a movement outward that enhances our life, relationships and community through personal renewal and purposeful engagement,” states the University Ministry website.

Retreat participants commit to personal prayer each day and meet with a spiritual guide once a week on campus. The Lenten Retreat is available to faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students. The first session is at 1 p.m. on Feb. 14. For information on this session, contact Fr. Robert Capone at rcapone@sandiego.edu.

To sign up for the retreat, pick up or download the retreat registration form and return it to the University Ministry office in Hahn University Center, Room 238. The cost is $15 per person, payable at UC 238. There are a limited number of spaces granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

— USD News Center

Ash Wednesday 2018 is Feb. 14. Two masses each will be held at The Immaculata and at Founders Chapel on the USD campus for those wanting to receive the symbolic ashes.Ash Wednesday 2018 is Feb. 14. Two masses each will be held at The Immaculata and at Founders Chapel on the USD campus for those wanting to receive the symbolic ashes.

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