The First Steps
Ash Wednesday is an invitation to undergo a forty-day Lenten journey-a journey of preparation that culminates in the Triduum (the three days beginning with Holy Thursday), and the Easter celebration. The call to repentance is the beginning of the journey.
Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
New Testament Lesson: 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Hebrew Lesson: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17