The Episcopal Church of St. Anne
The Rev. Fr. James Brzezinski, Rector
The Church of St. Anne
401 North Cherry Street
Morrison, Illinois 61270.2606
Dear people of God:... I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word. And, to make a right beginning of repentance, and as a mark of our mortal nature, let us now kneel before the Lord, our maker and redeemer.
Almighty God, you have created us out of the dust of the earth: Grant that these ashes may be to us a sign of our mortality and repentence, that we may remember that it is only by your gracious gift that we are given everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
- The Book of Common Prayer