Epiphany

Our church follows the calendar of the liturgical year.  Beginning with Advent and progressing through Christmas, Epiphany Season, Lent, Easter Season, and the Season after Pentecost.  These seasons follow the earthly life of Christ as well as his ministry in the world. St. Mary’s is especially blessed to offer special liturgies throughout the liturgical for major feasts and seasons of the church.

Epiphany

During the Season of Epiphany, we learn about the life and works of Christ as he grew and began his earthly ministry.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Burning of Palms
On shrove Tuesday, we have a celebratory dinner with live music and all of the pancakes, eggs, bacon, and sausage one can eat.  At the end of this party, there is a small service wherein the dried palm leaves from the previous Palm Sunday are burned to the accompaniment of special prayers.  These ashes become the ashes used on Ash Wednesday.