Lent, Holy Week, Easter 2017
Wednesdays during Lent 7:00 p.m.
Jim Penrice will lead Evening Prayer followed by Fr. Albert Haase’s video series “Saying Yes: What is God’s Will for me?” Join us March 8-April 12, 2017 in church.
Extra Mass Opportunities
Thursday, March 9 @ 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14 @ 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 23 & March 30 @ 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 6 @ 6:00 p.m.
Extra Reconciliation Opportunities
Wednesday Evenings - 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon - 3-4:15 p.m. through April 8
Friday, March 10 and March 24 - 12 noon-1:00 p.m.
Friday, April 7 - 12 noon-1:00 p.m.
Communal Penance Service - Sunday, March 12 @ 3:00 p.m.@ St. Mary’s in conjunction with St. Patrick/St. Anthony Parish.
Diocesan Wide Reconciliation - Thursday, March 16 from 5-8:00 p.m. @ St. Mary’s
Adoration, Reconciliation, Stations of the Cross
Friday’s during Lent March 3 - April 7 @ 6:00 p.m.
Holy Thursday, April 13 7:00 p.m.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper. The Chapel of Repose (at the east end of the Activity Center) will be open following Mass for Adoration until 11 p.m. No morning Mass.
Good Friday, April 14 3:00 p.m.
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
Holy Saturday, April 15 8:30 p.m.
Easter Vigil begins with the Service of Light.
Easter Sunday, April 16 9:00 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection.
Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by everyone 18 years of age and older, who has not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals - enough to maintain strength - may be taken, according to each one’s needs. But together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but consuming liquids, including milk and juices, is allowed.
In addition, Abstinence is observed on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent by everyone 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence no meat is allowed. Note that when one’s health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. If a person is unable to observe the above regulations due to health or other serious reasons, other suitable forms of self-denial are encouraged.
The point of fasting and abstinence is to remind us of our radical need for God’s support as we undergo conversion in His love.
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