Photos courtesy of Violet Dagdigian, taken from the February 23 & March 16 events
For Saint Gregory parishioners, the 2018 Great Lent season came to an end with the last of a series of Lenten dinners and vigil services on Friday, March 23.
The first Friday of Great Lent, Friday 16, was reserved for our annual celebration of the Presentation of the Lord to the Temple (Dyarnuntarach) with its traditional bon fire. The weather was a challenge for some of the events, but when we were able to meet, we had a wonderful time of fellowship and nourishment, both physical and spiritual.
The dinners were hosted by our community organizations in the following order:
February 23 Saint Gregory Men's Club
March 2 No dinner due to storm
March 9 Board of Trustees
March 16 ARS Lowell "Lousintak" Chapter
March 23 Saint Gregory Ladies' Guild
We would like to thank all these organizations and their members who helped to make these dinners a beneficial and much sought out part of our Lenten journey.
There is still plenty of room for more of our parishioners to attend these in the future. Increased prayer and "slowing down" are part of any Christian's spiritual journey and Great Lent affords us a great opportunity to put this into practice.