Begin your Lent with 'Forgiveness Vespers'
CHARLOTTE — St. Basil Eastern Catholic Mission in Charlotte welcomes everyone to Forgiveness Vespers at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Charlotte Catholic High School chapel.
In the Eastern Catholic rite, Forgiveness Vespers marks the beginning of the penitential season of Lent.
It is equivalent to the Roman rite's Ash Wednesday liturgy, but also includes a unique ritual of forgiveness and a symbolic visual changing of the liturgical season from Ordinary Time to Lent. For details, go to www.stbasil.weebly.com.
FROM THE PASTORS
Read and listen to homilies posted regularly by pastors at parishes within the Diocese of Charlotte:
- Fr. Frank Cancro at Queen of the Apostles
- Fr. Patrick Earl at St. Peter in Charlotte
- Fr. John Eckert at St. John the Baptist in Tryon
- Fr. Timothy Reid at St. Ann in Charlotte
- Fr. Benjamin Roberts at Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe
- Fr. Patrick Winslow at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte
- Watch full Masses live and on demand, listen to homilies and reflections from Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury
- Listen to homilies from St. William Catholic Church in Murphy