We begin our Lenten journey being signed with the Ashes reminding us of our mortality and need for repentance. As we go through Lent with prayer, fasting and almsgiving as our direction, we will be renewed and strengthened in faith.
ASH WEDNESDAY: Ashes will be distributed at two Masses, 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. and also at two Prayer Services at Noon and 4:15 P.M. “Repent and Believe in the Gospel.”
FAST & ABSTINENCE: All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence, that is, no meat may be eaten for all those from the age of fourteen. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fast & Abstinence. Fasting is for those between the ages of 18-59 and means eating one regular meal and two lesser meals with nothing in between. Jesus fasted for 40 days. Let us experience His sacrifice in our own little ways.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: We journey with Jesus as He carries the Cross of our sinfulness. Each Friday at 7:00 P.M. we will reflect on the fourteen stations to Calvary and then we conclude with Benediction.
LENTEN MASS: In addition to the 8:00 A.M. daily Mass, an additional Mass is celebrated on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 P.M. Make this that little extra we do for Jesus.
VESPERS/EVENING PRAYER: This half hour prayer service is offered every Sunday at 5:00 P.M. Come pray and sing the psalms and reflect on Sacred Scripture.
CONFESSIONS/RECONCILIATION: Every Monday of Lent (except Holy Week), “The Light is on for you.” Confessions will be heard from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. This is in addition to the regular confessions heard on Saturday afternoons before Mass. Take advantage of these opportunities to be reconciled with the Lord and feel His forgiving peace.