Brothers of Mercy: Ash Wednesday 2021

Brothers of Mercy: Ash Wednesday 2021

“Lent is a time for believing, for welcoming God into our lives and allowing him to “make his dwelling” among us” – John, 14:23

Brothers of Mercy Campus will be recognizing Ash Wednesday with the distribution of ashes to residents and staff on Wednesday, February 17. We will be modifying the distribution process this year and following guidelines that adhere to COVID safety practices and church law.  All Brothers of Mercy residents, patients and employees in each BOM community are welcome to attend (outside visitation is not permitted due to COVID). 

Sacred Heart Home – Common Areas on the 100 and 200 levels: 9:00 am

The Senior Apartments – Main Lobby: 10:30am

Montabaur Heights – Event Center: 10:30 am

Nursing & Rehab Center – Resident Distribution – begins 7:45 am. All other NRC members – Back of Café: 12-12:30pm


The Brothers of Mercy of Mary Help of Christians Community received a message from His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2021. Here is an excerpt:

“In our Lenten journey towards Easter, let us remember the One who “humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:8). During this season of conversion, let us renew our faith, draw from the “living water” of hope, and receive with open hearts the love of God, who makes us brothers and sisters in Christ. At the Easter vigil, we will renew our baptismal promises and experience rebirth as new men and women by the working of the Holy Spirit. This Lenten journey, like the entire pilgrimage of the Christian life, is even now illumined by the light of the resurrection, which inspires the thoughts, attitudes and decisions of the followers of Christ.”