Deacon Jesus Castillo of the St. Philip's Catholic Church prepares for today's Lenten services being held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The church will be observing Lent every Friday through the end of the season. St. Philip's is located at 511 S. St. Phillips St.
Lent is the 40-day period preceding Easter when worshippers prepare themselves for Holy Week -- the week before Easter when the crucifixion and days leading up to the crucifixion are remembered.
The public is invited to join members of Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260 (between Safeway and Giant) at 5 p.m. every Wednesday through the month of March. There will be a supper with the Disciples of Mount Cross from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by a midweek Lenten service from 6 to 6:30 p.m.