CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) - Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a six week period that culminates with Easter.
Mark DuPont and Sr. Paula Robillard from the Diocese of Springfield joined us to share more about Lent and what it means.
What is Lent?
Lent is a solemn observance in the liturgical year of many Christian denominations, lasting for a period of approximately six weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. In the general Latin-rite and most Western denominations Lent is taken to run from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) or to Easter Eve.