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University Ministry Events

    See a full list of University Campus Ministry events below. 

    Community Invited to observe Ash Wednesday, Receive Ashes on March 6

    The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. University Ministry will distribute ashes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Saint Jude Chapel near the Student Activities Building. In addition, Father Kyle Smith, university chaplain, will distribute ashes at the 5 p.m. Mass at the chapel.

    The Saint Leo community also is invited to join the Benedictine Sisters of Florida for the observances Holy Name Monastery, 12138 Wichers Road, St. Leo, FL 33574, off of State Road 52. At 6:30 a.m., there will be morning praise and the Eucharist along with the distribution of ashes. At 5:30 p.m., there will be evening prayers/vespers and ashes will be distributed.

    The Saint Leo Abbey will celebrate Mass and distribute ashes at noon in the Abbey Church, with Abbot Isaac Camacho, OSB, presiding. Ashes also will be distributed in the church from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

    While Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation in the Catholic Church, Mass attendance and the receiving of ashes, reminding us to repent our sins, is a good way to begin the 40 days of Lent, which prepares Christians for Easter. During Lent, everyone is welcome to participate in prayer, fasting, and giving to those need, so that they may fully join in the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ at Easter.

    As a reminder, Ash Wednesday is one of only two days on the liturgical calendar (the other being Good Friday), when fasting and abstinence are observed by Catholics and other Christians.


    Upcoming Events

    Day/Date/Time Event Location
    Tuesday, March 5
    7:30 P.M.
    Fat Tuesday Outside Saint Jude Chapel
    Wednesday, March 6
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Ash Wednesday
    "Lenten Fasts"
    Outside Saint Jude Chapel
    Mon. March 11- Fri. March 15  Georgia Mission Trip Georgia
    Sunday, March 17
    After 7 p.m. Mass
    Joe Patty feast day  
    Thursday, March 28
    6:30 p.m.
    Theology on Tap Abbey Tavern
    Thursday, April 11
    7 p.m.
    Luau Event Kirk Lawn
    Friday, April 26
    4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Baccalaureate Mass Marion Bowman Athletic Center

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    Email Us: ministry@saintleo.edu Call Us: (352) 588-7258
    Visit Us: DeChantal Hall, Room 105

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