Lent and Holy Week Dates

Dear Friends,

The Lenten Season will soon be upon us again.
Ash Wednesday is March 5, and it is one of 2 days wherein fasting and abstinence are obligatory.
The other is Good Friday, which this year falls on April 18.

Holy Week begins on April 13, with Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday).

For the Diocese of Niigata, the Chrism Mass will be celebrated on April 16, Wednesday
in the Niigata Cathedral at 10 o’clock in the morning.

April 20 is Easter Sunday.

Lent is a time for reflection and repentance.
Let us ask the Holy Spirit to guide us and enlighten us as we continue
in our journey in faith towards our home in heaven and eternal life.