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LENT 2024

The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord's passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting.  This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church. Thereby the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need which all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.
                                                                                                                              - The Book of Common Prayer p. 265


Holy Week Services

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March 24 | Palm Sunday

8 AM Virtual Service on Zoom 

10:45 AM Hybrid Service at St. Thomas Church




March 27 | Holy Wednesday

10:30 AM Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph's Rectory



March 28 | Maundy Thursday

7:30 PM Foot Washing Service at St. Thomas Church

Celebrant: The Rev. Christopher Sigamoney

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Dr. Fred Vergara

March 29 | Good Friday

12 Noon to 3 PM Seven Last Words at St. Thomas Church

Speakers: Eden Brown, Romy John Abraham, Justin Sinclair, Carlton Mitchell, Pauline DeBourg-Parris, Sandra Simpson, The Rev. Canon Dr. Fred Vergara


March 30 | Holy Saturday

7:30 PM Easter Vigil & Baptism at St. Thomas Church


March 31 | Easter Sunday

8 AM Virtual Service on Zoom

10:45 AM Hybrid Service at St. Thomas Church

Holy Week

Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2024

10:30 AM | Mass and Imposition of Ashes

St. Joseph's Rectory

99-10 217th Lane, Queens Village, NY 11429

2 PM to 3:30 PM | Visits to Homebound

4 PM to 6 PM | Imposition of Ashes

St. Joseph's Rectory


This is the first day of Lent. According to the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke; Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he endured temptation by Satan. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of this 40-day liturgical period of prayer and fasting or abstinence. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a celebration and reminder of human mortality, and as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. 

Ash Wednesday

Stations of the Cross

Fridays at 7:30 PM

Join us for Virtual Stations of the Cross every Friday from February 16 to March 22, 2024

Meeting ID: 835 3248 0200 

Passcode: 135930


The Stations of the Cross refer to the depiction of the final hours of Jesus. This Lent, you are invited to make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer as we journey through the chief scenes of Christ's suffering and death on his way to Calvary.

Stations of the Cross

Deanery Services

Wednesdays at 7:30 PM

Join the churches of the Jamaica Deanery for weekly Lenten Services every Wednesday from February 21 to March 20 at 7:30 PM. This year's theme is Being Hopeful in Anxious Times. I say to those who have an anxious heart, "Be strong, fear not." -Isaiah 35:4


Wednesday, February 21

Host | Grace Jamaica

Preacher | The Rev. Canon Dr. Winfred Vergara

Wednesday, March 13

Host | St. Stephen's, Jamaica

Preacher | The Rev. Keith Voets

Wednesday, February 28

Host | St. Alban the Martyr

Preacher | The Rev. Canon Dr. Frederick Walker

Wednesday, March 20

Host | St. Gabriel's, Hollis

Preacher | The Rev. Dr. Rudolph Anthony

Wednesday, March 6

Host | St. David's, Cambria Heights

Preacher | The Very Rev. Steve Foster

Wednesday, March 27

Host | St. Peter's, Rosedale

Preacher | The Very Rev. Steve Foster

Deanery Services
Lenten Retret
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