Lenten information

Mass on Ash Wednesday will be celebrated at 7 pm on February 14th.

Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 6:30 pm on the Fridays of Lent.  Participate in Lenten Fridays by attending the 5:30 pm Mass, taking some time for personal prayer and reflection from 6-6:30 pm and then praying the Stations.  Sign up to be a cross or candle bearer for Stations at the main doors of the church.

Operation Rice Bowl will benefit Catholic Relief Services, the official international Catholic relief and development agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Containers along with information, recipes and more may be found at the main doors of the church. Drop in spare change daily, drop in money saved from things you gave up for Lent, eat a simple meal and put money saved in the container.  These Lenten alms for the poor will collected Easter weekend.

Lenten regulations on fasting and abstinenceFasting is obligatory for those between the ages of 18 and 59 years of age, allowing a person to eat one full meal and two smaller meals not equal to the one full meal with no in-between meal snacks.  Abstinence means not eating meat and meat products and is obligatory at age 14.   Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence; all Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.

Resources:  Pick up a copy of Word Among Us at the doors of the church and take time to read and reflect daily.  Sign up at LentReflections.com to receive daily reflections from Bishop Robert Barron (Word on Fire) or bestlentever.com/parishsignup to receive daily reflections from Catholic author and speaker Mathew Kelly (Dynamic Catholic).  Copies of Kelly’s book Perfectly Yourself, which goes along with the reflections, is also available at the doors of the church.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:  Saturdays from 9-10 am.  Evening of Confession throughout the diocese is from 5-8 pm on Wednesday, February 28th – do you know someone who’s been away from the Church and wants to come home?  Have you been away?  We warmly welcome you.

Worship:  Weekend Masses – 5:30 Saturday Vigil; 8:30 and 11 am Sundays.  Weekdays – MON, WED, FRI at 5:30 pm.