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.
Wednesday Evenings - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. through April 08
Saturday Afternoons - 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. through April 04
Communal Penance Service - Sunday, March 8 @ 3:00 p.m.@ St. Patrick/St. Anthony in conjunction with St. Mary’s
Diocesan Wide Reconciliation, “The Light Is On For You” - Thursday, March 26 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. St. Mary’s will participate.
Good Friday, April 10 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Adoration & Holy Hour
Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
Friday’s during Lent March 6 through March 27 @ 6:30 p.m.
Good Friday, April 04 @12:00 p.m.
2:45 Stations with the School Children February 28, & March 13 & 20
Holy Thursday, April 09, 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 11:00 p.m.
No morning Mass on Holy Thursday or Good Friday
Good Friday, April 10
Stations of the Cross 12 noon
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion @ 3:00 p.m.
Tenebrae Service @ 7 p.m.
Blessing of the Baskets 10:00 a.m. in church
Easter Vigil, April 11, 9:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil begins with the Service of Light
Easter Sunday, April 12, 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection
Parish Office - Learn more about our parish by visiting this page or using the RSS Feed below.