Students Celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass at Christ the King Parish

Reilly Smith, Julia Tran, and Hailey Reeves

La Salle students and staff began the Lenten season with an Ash Wednesday mass this afternoon, Feb. 26.

Mass was celebrated at Christ the King Parish by Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C., who is from Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Portland.

Students and staff had the opportunity to receive ashes on their foreheads in honor of Ash Wednesday.

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  • Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C. celebrates mass with students and staff.

  • Today was the first all-school mass of 2020.

  • Christ the King parish fills up with students before mass.

  • Choir and Guitar teacher Mr. Otto Wild plays the piano during mass.

  • Fr. Neary draws the sign of the cross on English teacher Mr. Chris Krantz's forehead.

  • Students gather in their Falcon Formation classes before mass begins.

  • Senior Ashley Smith practices administering the Eucharist before mass.

  • Senior Sam Meyer distributes the body of Christ to his peers.

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For the rest of the Lenten season, the Lasallian Ministry class invited students to sign up for “Lenten Lunches,” which are discussions about scripture readings led by students in the Lasallian Ministry class.

A $2 donation to La Salle’s sister school, Mwangaza College in Kenya, is encouraged when participating.

Lenten Lunches will be held during A and B lunches on Tuesday, March 3, and Tuesday, March 17.

Additionally, students are encouraged by the school to attend mass at Christ the King Parish at 8:00 a.m. each Friday before school.