0.9 min readBy Published On: February 11th, 2018Categories: Features6 Comments on The scoop on Lent

The scoop on Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday
It’s Fat Tuesday, a hedonistic day to gorge yourself with food and drink before the kick-off of lent on Ash Wednesday so get it in! As for Ash Wednesday, knock off the nonsense and get down to Lenten business of fasting, deprivation and possibly a little soul searching.

If you are Catholic and in need of some ashes on Ash Wednesday, here is where you can get some: Gate of Heaven Church at 9am & 12noon, St. Brigid Church, 7am, 10:30pm (school mass) and 6pm, St. Peter Church (75 Flaherty Way) 8am, 12:10pm, 6pm, St. Monica’s 9am, 12:30pm and 7pm, Our Lady of Good Voyage, 6:30am, 7:30am, 12:10pm, 1pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.

  • Lent Facts:
    The 40 days of Lent that lead to Easter are considered the most powerful in the spirituality department.
    On Ash Wednesday you remember that ‘you are dust, and to dust you shall return’.
    As Christians, Lent is a time to reflect on our faith and to commit deeper to your Christian life.
    As Catholics, meat is not allowed on Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent.


  1. Not So New To The Hood February 12, 2018 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Is there any plans for the St. Vincent church? Seems like a great plot of land for some luxury condos. Those church conversion units that retain the stained glass are beautiful.

    • JENN MENJIN February 12, 2018 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      You’re joking, right?

      • Not So New To The Hood February 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm - Reply

        No, it’s been vacant since deemed structurally unsafe, I was wondering if anyone knows if it’s going to sit there wasting away, or if something is actually going to be done with it?

        • JENN MENJIN February 12, 2018 at 4:58 pm - Reply

          ANYTHING but luxury condos.

  2. Oldtimesouthie February 12, 2018 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    This not so new to the hood is nothing more than a sarcastic banana head who likes to take cheap NEGATIVE shots at the people from SOUTHIE..your a ” LOSER” why do t you go back to your original hood and do us all a favor!

    • Not So New To The Hood February 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      *calls me out for cheap shots then calls said cheap shotter a loser in all caps*

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