The Season of Lent
The Season of Lent …
Holy Mass is offered Monday thru Saturday at 8 AM; Tuesdays at 6 PM; Fridays at 5:30 PM (beginning Friday - February 16).
Stations of the Cross are prayed on Wednesdays at 1:30 PM (beginning February 21) and on Fridays at 6 PM (immediately following the 5:30 PM daily Mass, beginning February 16).
Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 9 AM and from 3 PM to 3:45 PM. Our All-Day Confessions are scheduled for Saturday – March 24 from 8:30 AM to 3 PM. Our confessionals are located in Our Lady’s Chapel of the Church.
Rice Bowl Offerings remind us of our need to care for the hungry and the poor. Our sacrifices make a difference in their lives and in our own! The Rice Bowl Collection is taken up on Palm Sunday (this year on March 24 and 25).
Abstinence from meat and meat products is required of all those 14 years old and over on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
Fasting is required of those between the ages of 18 and 59 on Ash Wednesday (February 14) and Good Friday (March 30), but is a good practice of self-control and self-denial on any day of Lent, especially on Fridays when we commemorate in a particular way the Lord’s Passion and Death for us on the Cross. Fasting means no eating between meals; eating only one full meal; trying to eat less.