Stations of the Cross
Every Friday during Lent at 4:00 p.m. until Good Friday at 3 p.m.
Lenten Holy Hour
Every Monday night, except March 6, at 7 p.m. is a Lenten Holy Hour and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Since all Christians are connected together through the Church which is the Body of Christ, this Sacrament reconciles one with the Lord and with the Church.
Individual Confession - Saturday Mornings, 8:30 a.m. until all are heard.
Mondays, except March 6, during Lenten Holy Hour, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Parish Lenten Mission, evenings of March 6, 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Scripture Study with Fr. Simon - March 7, 21, April 4 at 4 p.m. in the school.
Lenten Book Club for Women - begins March 13 - see bulletin for details.
All members of the Christian faithful in their own way are bound to do penance in virtue of divine law. In order that all may be joined in a common observance of penance, penitential days such as the Season of Lent are prescribed during which the Christian faithful in a special way, pray, perform works of piety and charity, and deny themselves by fulfilling their responsibilities more faithfully and especially by observing fast and abstinence according to the norms of the following directive (Canon 1249)
All adults are bound by the law of fast up to the beginning of their 60th year. According to Canon 97, #1, a person who has completed the 18th year is an adult. The day of fast during Lent is Ash Wednesday (February 10) the day of fast during the Triduum is Good Friday (March 25).
Penance and Good Works
The faithful are encouraged during the period of Lent to attend daily Mass, to receive Holy Communion, to participate in penance services and to receive Sacramental Absolution; to take part as frequently as possible in public and private exercises of piety, to give generously to works of religion and charity, to perform acts of kindness towards the sick, aged and the poor, to practice voluntary self-denial especially regarding food and drink and worldly amusements; and to pray more fervently, particularly for the intentions of the Holy Father.
All persons who have completed their 14th year are bound by the law of abstinence from meat. Complete abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday during the Triduum. The faithful will not lightly excuse themselves from this obligation. On days of complete abstinence, meat and soup or gravy made from meat are not to be eaten.
SERVE THE BODY OF CHRIST THROUGH OUTREACH OF OUR VARIOUS MINISTRIES
* Perform a Corporal or Spiritual Work os Mercy (see bulletin for details)
* Elizabeth Ministry
* St Vincent de Paul shoe box collection - April 2, all Masses, see bulletin for details
* Visit the Sick
* Third Sunday collection for the poor