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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

Lent

Wed. March 6:  Ash Wednesday (Fast and Abstinence) 7:00 a.m. Mass;  9:00 a.m. Mass;

Noon Word Service; 4:00 p.m. Mass; 6:30 p.m. Mass  - Ashes distributed at all services/ Rice Bowls given out.  

  •  Simple Soup Supper 4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.  (cost for the supper is a cash donation to the Arvada Food Bank.)

 Fri. March 8: (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. Dcn. Norm, “The Way of the Cross” by Fr.  Benedict Groeschel  

 March 10: First Sunday of Lent Sat. March 9, 5:00 p.m. RCIA  Rite of Sending; Rite of Election:

               March 10, 2:00p.m.,  Cathedral Basilica  of the Immaculate Conception

 Mon. March 11: Catholic Conversations 7:00 p.m. – Myles Ogea, Music Director, “Lenten Music”

 Fri. March 15: (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.  - RCIA Presentation of the Creed;   Fr. Chris "Praying The Stations of Mercy with Pope Francis”

 March 17: Second Sunday of Lent  RCIA  Penitential  Rite for Candidates 10:30 a.m.

 Mon. March 18: Catholic Conversations 7:00 p.m. – Deacon Candidate’s presentations moderated by Fr. Greg;

                1) “Teresa of Avila” by Scott Ditch and 2) “The Prayer of Deliverance” by A.J. Misiti

 Tues. March 19:  Lenten Reconciliation Service 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. -  You may come anytime between 6:30 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 22:  (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. “Scriptural Stations of the Cross” with Taize chant Dcn. Zak

 March 24: Third Sunday of Lent    RCIA First Scrutiny  for the Elect 10:30 a.m. ; Distribution of RCIA prayer requests; KOC Food Bank  Drive

 Fri. March 29: (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. “The Way of the Cross” Deacon Charlie

March 31: Fourth Sunday of Lent Laetare Sunday -   RCIA Second Scrutiny  5:00 Sat.; Return RCIA prayer requests

Mon. April 1: Catholic Conversations 7:00 p.m. “A Walk Through the Triduum” with Fr. Greg; Explanation of the meaning and significance of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil

Wed. April 3: Living Stations 6:15 p.m.   presented by Youth Group, Spirit Center

Fri. April 5:  (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’, Fr. Greg
  • Fish Fry 5:00 p.m. -  7:00 p.m.
  • Stations of the Cross & Benediction 7:00 p.m. “Everyman’s Way of the Cross”, Fr. Greg

April 7: Fifth Sunday of Lent Third Scrutiny for the Elect 10:30 a.m.;  

Mon. April 8: Catholic Conversations 7:00 p.m. ‘The Passion of Christ: The Final Hours’; Spirit Center; presented by  Richard Deanda (parental discretion advised, strong descriptive content )

 Fri. April 12: (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. Dcn. Norm “Family Centered Stations of the Cross”

 April 14: Palm Sunday Return Rice Bowls

Sacred Triduum

 

April 18:   Holy Thursday  Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 p.m. Please bring canned food for the poor. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11:00 p.m., Chapel.

 April 19:  Good Friday (Fast and Abstinence ) 3:00 p.m. Solemn Service ~ Veneration of the Cross-The Principal Liturgy of Good Friday,  No Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

            Noon:          Objects of the Cross ~ Meditation on the objects used at the crucifixion of Jesus                                                      

            1:00 p.m.:     You Were There  ~  Reflections of the men & women who were present at Calvary

            2:00 p.m.:     Prayers Around the Cross ~ Taize Prayer Service

            3:00 p.m.:     ** Solemn Service** with Veneration of the Cross

            7:00 p.m.       Tenebrae ~ The Seven Last Words of Christ

April 20:   Holy Saturday 

                Blessing of Easter Food:  9:00 a.m.

                Easter Vigil: 8:00 p.m. (No Sat. 5:00 p.m. Mass)

 April 21:  Easter Sunday 7:00 a.m.; 8:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 12:15 p.m. (no 5:00 p.m. Youth Mass)

 

Easter Season        

April 28:     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

May 2:     Youth Confirmation 7:00 PM, Rev. Chris Renner

May 5:      May Crowning

May 30:  Chilren's First Communion and Confirmation 6:30 PM, Fr. Capucci, Judicial Vicar

June 9:     Pentecost

MASS PARTS

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