A special service, "Preparation for Our Journey into Change," will be held Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Dunkirk.
This is a para-liturgy meant to prepare parishioners for the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. The service will include music, scripture readings, a short homily, the burning of Palms from last year (to be used on Ash Wednesday) and preparation of the Liturgical Environment for Lent. It will be followed by a Mardi Gras celebration with refreshments and "Faschtnachts," a seasonal pastry, in the chapel. All are welcome to attend and experience this for themselves in preparation for Lent.