“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
March 6, 2019
6:30AM, 8:30AM, 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 5:30PM. and 7:00PM
Ashes distributed during Mass only
 
Daily Mass in Lent
March 7-April 17, 2019
Monday through Friday: 6:30AM, 8:30AM, 12:00PM
*There will be no noon Mass on April 17*
Saturday: 9:00AM
 
Mass with Healing Prayers
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
7:00PM
 
Palm Sunday Masses
April 14, 2019
Saturday 5:00PM (Vigil)
Sunday 8:00AM, 10:00AM, 12:00PM, and 5:00PM
 
CONFESSIONS
Monday through Friday 7:00AM and during or after the 8:30AM Mass
Saturday during or after the 9:00AM Mass and 4:00PM
Wednesday, April 17 from 7:00-8:30 PM
Additional opportunities for confession will be available during the 40 Hours (March 24-26) and Mass with Healing Prayers (March 19)
 
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Friday 9:00AM and 7:00PM
 
ADORATION
Church:
Monday through Friday 7:00AM-7:45AM
Friday, March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5 and 12 at 7:45PM
Saturday, April 6 at 9:30AM
40 Hours Adoration: March 24 6:30PM – March 26 7:50AM
Rectory:
Wednesdays 9:15AM – 9:00PM
March 13-April 17
*if schools are closed or delayed opening due to inclement weather, Wednesday Adoration will be cancelled*
 
MORNING PRAYER
Monday through Friday: 8:10AM
 
PARISH LENTEN MISSION:
Discerning the Work of Christ in your Life
with Father Dan Leary
Sundays March 10-April 14
7:00PM – 8:30PM
Information and Registration <HERE>
 
MONDAY EVENING LENTEN REFLECTION
with Father Gavin Augustine of Mustard Seed Communities
Monday, March 11
7:00pm
 
LENTEN NIGHT OF PRAYER FOR COUPLES
Saturday, March 16
7:00-8:30pm
with Father Dan Leary
and music by Paul Doman
An evening of Adoration, Meditations, and Reflections on Scripture
No registration required.
 
FORTY HOURS DEVOTION:
Mary’s Fiat
Sunday, March 24 – Tuesday, March 26
Information <HERE>
 
BORN FOR THIS
Wednesday, April 17
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

Pope Francis’ Lenten Message (2019)

Questions and Answers about Lent and Lenten Practices (UCCSB)

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

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Fri 30

Adoration

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 31

Men’s Group

August 31 @ 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Sep 04

Mass with Healing Prayers

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sep 06

Opening School Mass

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sep 06

Girls Group Kick-Off

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm