Extra Reconciliation Opportunities
Wednesday Evenings - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday Afternoons - 3:00 - 4:10 p.m. through March 24
Thursday’s from 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. through March 22
Communal Penance Service - Sunday, March 11 @ 3:00 p.m.@ St. Pat’s in conjunction with St. Mary’s
Diocesan Wide Reconciliation - Thursday, March 15 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s will participate
Good Friday, March 30 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Stations of the Cross
Friday’s during Lent February 16 through March 16 @ 7:00 p.m. and
Good Friday, March 30 @12:00 p.m.
Holy Thursday, March 29, 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, March 30
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion @ 3:00 p.m.
Tenebrae Service @ 7 p.m.
Holy Saturday, March 31, 8:30 p.m.
Easter Vigil begins with the Service of Light.
Easter Sunday, April 1, 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.