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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Lenten webpage

The Best Lent Ever by Matthew Kelly

Action suggestions for Lent (perhaps choose one)
From Pope Francis: Do you want to fast this Lent?

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  • Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
  • Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
  • Fast from worries and trust in God.

RESOURCES

PARISH LENTEN CALENDAR

 Fri. Feb. 23: (Abstain from meat)

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Chapel
  • Daytime Stations of the Cross 4:00 p.m.  ‘Mary’s Way of the Cross’, Dcn. Charlie
  • Fish Fry 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
  • Stations of the Cross & Benediction 7:00 p.m. ‘ Scriptural Way of the Cross’  with Taize chant, Fr. Chris

Fri. March 2:  (Abstain from meat)

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Chapel
  • Stations of the Cross & Benediction 7:00 p.m. “I Am  There” ,  Dcn. Norm Ridder

Thurs. March 8 : 7:00 pm   Living Stations presented by Youth Group, Spirit Center

 Fri. March 9: (Abstain from meat)

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Chapel
  • Stations of the Cross 7:00 p.m. & Benediction, Benedict Groeschel’s , ‘At the Cross’,  Dcn. Steve

Mon. March 12: Lent Reconciliation Service  6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. You may come anytime between 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and immediately get in line of the confessor of your choice. There will be about 10 priests available to hear confessions.

 Fri. March 16:  (Abstain from meat)

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Chapel   
  • Fish Fry 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
  • Stations of the Cross & Benediction 7:00 p.m. Fr. Greg, ‘Pope Francis’ Stations of Mercy’;  RCIA Presentation of the Creed

Tues. March 20:  7:00 pm: A Walk Through the Triduum with Fr. Greg; Explanation of the meaning and significance of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and  Easter Vigil, Church

 Fri. March 23: (Abstain from meat)

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Chapel   
  • Stations of the Cross &  Benediction 7:00 p.m. ‘Stations for Families’, Dcn. Charlie

March 25 : Palm Sunday Return Rice Bowls

Mon. March 26: 7:00 pm ‘The Passion of Christ: The Final Hours’; Spirit Center; presented by Richard Deanda (parental discretion advised, strong descriptive content )

 

Sacred Triduum

 March 29:   Holy Thursday  Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 PM Please bring canned food for the poor. Adoration of the Blessed  Sacrament until 11:00 PM in the Chapel.

 March 30:  Good Friday (Fast and Abstinence) 

          No Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
              
          Noon:          Objects of the Cross ~ Meditation on the objects used at the Crucifixion of Jesus                                                
          1:00 PM:     You Were There  ~ Reflections of the men & women who were present at Calvary
          2:00 PM:     Prayers Around the Cross ~ Taize Prayer Service
          3:00 PM:     Solemn Service with Veneration of the Cross, The principle liturgy of Good Friday
          7:00 PM      Tenebrae  ~ The Seven Last Words of Christ

 March 31:   Holy Saturday 

  • Blessing of Easter Food:  9:00 AM
  • Easter Vigil: 7:30 PM - Alleluia Party immediately following to welcome the new Catholics.
  • No 5:00 PM Mass

April 1 :  Easter Sunday 7:00 AM; 8:30 AM; 10:30 AM; 12:15 PM (no 5:00 PM Youth Mass)

 

Easter Season        

April 8:     Divine Mercy Sunday: Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet,  

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions - 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM;
  • Reception of Candidates 10:30 AM

April 26:    Youth Confirmation 7:00 PM, Archbishop Aquila

May 5:        May Crowning

May 20:     Pentecost

June 2:       Children's Confirmation 1:00 PM, Fr. Randy Dollins

June 9:       Children's Confirmation 1:00 PM, Fr. Randy Dollins

MASS PARTS

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