Attend a Day of Reflection on Ash Wednesday that includes insightful contemplations, silence, and Mass with distribution of ashes. This gathering launches the 40 days of Lent that prepare us to celebrate Easter. Ashes are a sign of our own mortality and a cry to be redeemed from sin and death. And they point to a day of resurrection, where Christ himself responds to sin with forgiveness, and where in his own death Christ opens for us all the promise of life beyond death. Come share this day of reflection where together we look at the humble stance of one who takes ashes upon oneself. Then look at the journey of Lent itself, as it calls us to repent and find healing for our sinfulness. Finally, see the promise of companionship with Christ, which is the gift given us as we enter the waters of baptism and share with Jesus the promise of life everlasting.