Lent 2018


LENT


 

ASH WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

FEBRUARY 14, 2018
6:45am Mass & Distribution of Ashes
8:00am Mass & Distribution of Ashes
Noon Liturgy of the Word & Distribution of Ashes
5:30pm Mass & Distribution of Ashes
7:00pm Mass & Distribution of Ashes
8:30pm Spanish Mass & Distribution of Ashes
No meetings will be held on Ash Wednesday

 

COMMUNAL PENANCE

On Wednesday, March 7th at 4:00pm and 7:00pm we will have a Reading, a brief meditation and an examination of conscience. Then there will be the opportunity for anyone who wishes to make a private confession. After that, you may leave when you wish.  We will have visiting priests here in addition to our Parish priests. Confessions will be heard at 9:00am in the Chapel. We will not have the 5:30pm Daily Mass.

ANOINTING MASS

THE ANOINTING MASS will be celebrated on March 24 at 11:00am. This sacrament is the embodiment of the Church’s prayer for healing. It is meant for all who are considered seriously ill such as: those suffering from a physical ailment, those who suffer from a serious mental or emotional conditions, those in need of spiritual healing, those preparing for serious surgery in the near future, children who are seriously ill and have reached the age of reason, able to understand the sacrament, those who are elderly, even though no dangerous illness is present. A person may receive the sacrament more than once. For example, a person receives the Anointing and then recovers but falls sick again or their condition worsens. Receiving the sacrament does not mean that one will die. The Church encourages her ill and elderly members to receive the sacrament so their faith may be strengthened and so they will not give in to discouragement. What will happen at the Anointing Mass? After the homily, the priest will pray, calling down the Holy Spirit upon those to be anointed, laying his hands upon their heads. Then, using the sacred oil of the sick which was blessed by the Bishop, he will make the sign of the cross on the forehead and palms of the hands of those receiving the sacrament.

FAST AND ABSTINENCE FOR LENT

Ash Wednesday, Feb 14 and Good Friday, March 30 are days of fast and abstinence. Fridays of Lent are also a day of abstinence.

Fasting is to be observed by all 18 YEARS OF AGE THROUGH AGE 59.  On a fast day one full meal is allowed.  Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal.  Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed.

Abstinence is observed by all 14 years of age and older.  On days of abstinence no meat is allowed.  Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.  When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence the parish priest should be consulted.

Fasting, almsgiving and prayer are the three disciplines of Lent.  The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for baptism or of renewal of baptism at Easter.

40 HOURS ADORATION

March 8 at 6:00am to Friday, March 9 at 10:00pm in the Chapel.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

The Stations of the Cross will be celebrated on the Fridays of Lent at 3:00pm in the Chapel & 7:00pm in the Meditation Garden. (Church if raining)

PARISH MISSION

March 12 - March 14 at 7:00pm nightly
Click here for more info

LENTEN SMALL GROUP

We will host a Lent Small Group for 5 weeks beginning on February 22nd and everyone is invited!  It will be held on Thursday nights from 7-8:30pm in the Parish Hall.  If you ever wanted to join a small group, this is your opportunity to test it out!  The format is simple- an opening prayer, a short video, followed by 4-6 questions that will be discussed as a group, and a closing prayer.  If you want to talk and share, great!  If you don’t want to, that is fine too!  If you can’t make all sessions that is ok! 

All you have to do is sign up and show up!  You can sign up at the Welcome Kiosk or on the homepage of our parish website.

Take a STEP and sign up today HERE

 

   

 

 

 

HOLY WEEK
 

TENEBRAE SERVICE
March 28, 2018
  7:30pm in the Church

HOLY THURSDAY
March 29, 2018
Mass of the Lord’s Supper  7:30pm
Adoration following Mass until midnight

GOOD FRIDAY
March 30, 2018
1:00pm -Stations of the Cross 
2:00pm-Commemoration of
the Lord’s Passion 
7:00pm-Spanish Living Stations of the Cross

HOLY SATURDAY
March 31, 2018
Blessing of Easter Food at 11:00am in the Parish Hall

 

EASTER

EASTER VIGIL MASS
March 31, 2018 at  8:00pm

EASTER SUNDAY
April 1, 2018
Mass 6:30am, 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am & 12:30pm in Spanish