Liturgy

Lent and Reconciliation

Lent and Reconciliation

The liturgical season of Lent finds its origins in the early church; it was the time of intense preparation for those preparing for baptism and full initiation into the Church.  It was a “retreat before baptism,” a time of deepening prayer, accompanied by reconciliation and penance.  The entire community participated in this preparation by encouraging the candidates, and by preparing for the renewal of their own baptismal promises.

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