“Lent is thus an opportunity to ‘become’ Christian ‘anew,’ through a constant process of inner change and progress in the knowledge and love of Christ. Conversion is never once and for all but is a process, an interior journey through the whole of life.”

Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, February 21, 2007

 
 
 MASS SCHEDULE
 
Ash Wednesday
February 14, 2018
 6:30AM, 8:30AM, 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 5:30PM. and 7:00PM
Ashes distributed during Mass only
 
Daily Mass in Lent
February 15 – March 28, 2018 (not February 19)
 Monday through Friday: 6:30AM, 8:30AM (12:00PM  February 26-March 27)
Saturday: 9:00AM
 
  
Palm Sunday Masses
March 24/25, 2018
 Saturday 5:00PM (Vigil)
Sunday 8:00AM, 10:00AM, 12:00PM, and 5:00PM
 

CONFESSIONS

February 14 – March 28, 2018 (not February 19)

Monday through Friday 7:00AM and during or after the 8:30AM Mass

Saturday during or after the 9:00AM Mass and 4:00PM
 
Parish Penance Service: Tuesday, March 13 7:00-9:00PM
 
Sunday, March 18 9:00-10:00PM
 
Monday, March 19 7:00-9:00 PM
 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Friday 9:00AM and 7:00PM
 

ADORATION

church:
Monday through Friday 7:00AM except February 14 and February 19.
Friday, February 16, and 23 and March 2, 9, 16, and 23 at 7:45PM
Saturday, March 3 at 9:30AM
40 Hours Adoration: March 18 5:00PM – March 20 8:30AM
rectory:
Wednesdays 9:15AM – 9:00PM (ends at 6:00pm on March 7)
March 21-April 25
*if schools are closed or delayed opening due to inclement weather, Wednesday Adoration will be cancelled*
Details <HERE>
 
 

MORNING PRAYER

Monday through Friday: 8:10AM
  

 

PARISH LENTEN MISSION: Led by the Spirit

with Father Dan Leary

February 11-March 2 (not February 18)

Details <HERE>

 

BORN FOR THIS

Wednesday, March 28

1:30pm

A musical dramatization of the Stations of the Cross will be performed by our Junior High Students in the church.


Our observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, a day of fast and abstinence for Catholics. At Mass on Ash Wednesday, the imposition of ashes replicates an ancient penitential practice and symbolizes our dependence upon God’s mercy and forgiveness.

During Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics.

The three traditional pillars of Lenten observance are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The Church asks us to surrender ourselves to prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting, and to giving alms. The fasting that all do together on Fridays is but a sign of the daily Lenten discipline of individuals and households: fasting for certain periods of time, fasting from certain foods, but also fasting from other things and activities. Likewise, the giving of alms is some effort to share this world equally – not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents.

The key to fruitful observance of these practices is to recognize their link to baptismal renewal. We are called not just to abstain from sin during Lent, but to true conversion of our hearts and minds as followers of Christ. We recall those waters in which we were baptized into Christ’s death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.

Catholics are encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their spiritual lives during Lent.

(from USCCB)

Lenten Observance and Regulations for Catholics

  • Abstinence from meat is obligatory on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.
  • Fasting is obligatory on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 years of age. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.
  • The special Paschal fast and abstinence are observed on Good Friday and, where possible, until the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night. On these days, Christians honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and prepare themselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily His Resurrection on Easter.

Resources

Lenten Message of Our Holy Father Francis, 2018

Questions and Answers about Lent and Lenten Practices (UCCSB)

God’s Gift of Forgiveness (US Bishops’ Statement)

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Parish Events

Fri 14

Confession

December 14 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Fri 14

8:30AM Mass

December 14 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Sat 15

Confession

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 15

9:00 AM Mass

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sat 15

5:00PM Mass (Vigil)

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm