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Byzantine Catholic Vespers Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt
March 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Many in St. Francis of Assisi Parish community as well other Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches belong to one of the Eastern Churches of the Catholic Church. This year St. Francis Parish is joining with St. Stephen Byzantine Parish from Allen Park to celebrate Vespers each Sunday evening of Lent at 7pm in the Church. All are welcome to join in this time of prayer and to experience the beauty of the Eastern Catholic Tradition.
The Fifth Sunday recalls the memory of Saint Mary of Egypt, the repentant harlot. Mary tells us, first of all, that no amount of sin and wickedness can keep a person from God if he truly repents. Christ himself has come “to call sinners to repentance” and to save them from their sins (Lk 5.32). In addition, Saint Mary tells us that it is never too late in life—or in Lent—to repent. Christ will gladly receive all who come to him even at the eleventh hour of their lives. But their coming must be in serious and sincere repentance.