lent and easter


stations of the cross

Fridays 12:15 p.m.

March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5 & 12

 

Sundays 1:15 p.m.

March 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7

 

Mondays 8:30 a.m.

(with Holy Family School grade 6-8 classes)

 

Mondays 9:10 a.m.

(with Holy Family School kindergarten-grade 5 

and St. John Paul II classes)

 

— March 18; April 1 & 15 —

 

Friday, April 12 - 8:45 a.m.

Living Stations of the Cross

 

lenten disciplines of fasting and abstinence


 Each Catholic is asked to preserve the penitential purpose and character of Lent. Therefore:

 

     Catholics who have celebrated their 14th birthday are bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and each Friday of Lent.   

     Catholics who have celebrated their 18th birthday, in addition to abstaining from meat, should fast, that is eat only one full meal on Ash Wednesday and Good

Friday. Smaller quantities of food may be taken at two other meals, but no food should be consumed at other times during those two days.  The obligation of fasting

ceases with the celebration of one’s 59th birthday. 

 

These practices are designed for spiritual growth. 

Catholics are not to excuse themselves lightly

from these prescribed minimal penitential practices.  

LENTEN ALMSGIVING TREE

We are collecting items for A&A Alexandrina Center, House of Hope, Golden House and Love Life.  

As part of your almsgiving, consider taking an egg off the tree in the narthex, purchasing the item listed on the egg and returning the item to church by April 7. 

 

Prepare Your Hearts during Lent with Family Prayer Night

 

Family Prayer Night on Monday evenings offers a means for delving deeper into prayer for your Lenten journey. Come by yourself or with family and friends. All are welcome! During this penitential season, there are many opportunities for prayer available: the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7:00 p.m. Consider coming for the Rosary before Mass or for some quiet adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass. Come and go as you please, but come, and let the Lord lead you into a closer relationship with Him. He yearns to have a deeper relationship with you!

the triduum

Holy Thursday - April 18

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Mass – 6:00 p.m.

 

Good Friday - April 19

Friday of the Passion of the Lord

2:00 p.m.

 

Holy Saturday - April 20

Easter Vigil

8:15 p.m.

 

April 21

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Masses — 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m.