Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will be hosting a Day of Prayer on Ash Wednesday, March 5, as its traditional beginning to the Lenten season, according to a press release.
This year’s Ash Wednesday speaker will be Bishop William Skylstad, D.D., Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Spokane.
The Day of Prayer, ‘The Spirit of Sackcloth and Ashes” begins with a Rosary at 9 a.m. and will include two conferences, confessions, Mass and lunch. After lunch there will be the second conference will close with Adoration at 3 p.m.
Cost for the Day of Prayer is $35 per person, or $45 with the use of a private room. Guests can register by calling (509) 448-1224 or visiting www.IHRC.net
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