Lenten Programs

HNP Communications Around the Province

NEW YORK — Among the many Lenten programs being offered by Holy Name ministries are a series of Lenten vespers and reflections in Manhattan and parish missions on Long Island.

Holy Name of Jesus Parish on West 96th Street is offering a series of Tuesday Evening Lenten Vespers and Reflections at St. Mary of the Angels Chapel. The second of the six programs was held last night. Stephen Mimnaugh, OFM, of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Midtown Manhattan, spoke on the topic “the Rich Young Man.”

Each program begins at 6:30 with vespers, followed by a soup and salad supper. A reflection follows the supper. Daniel Kenna, OFM, pastor of Holy Name, will speak at a communal reconciliation service on March 23. His topic is “Zacchaeus Up in the Tree.”

The program continues weekly through April 6.

On Long Island, Kevin Cronin, OFM, of the HNP Ministry of the Word, is giving a series of Lenten retreats that he describes as “parish missions.” He completed a five-day program in Sayville, N.Y., today. The upcoming retreats are in Seaford, N.Y., from March 6 to 10, Wantaugh, March 13 to 17, and in East Northport from March 20 to 24. Each retreat begins with preaching at the weekend Masses.

St. Francis Church on West 31st Street is offering a Lenten Taize Prayer service at 7 p.m. on March 26. Organizers invite attendees to be part of the Christ-centered service that will include song, scripture, meditation and the light of a multitude of candles. Informaton is available on the parish’s Facebook page.

Lenten resources can be found on the Web site of the Franciscan Action Network, of which Holy Name Province is a member.

Editor’s note: Readers are encouraged to e-mail information about Lenten events at Provincial ministries to the HNP Communications Office.