2012 CELEBRATION OF LENT AND HOLY WEEK AT OUR PARISH
Jesus said to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it.” -Gospel of Mark, Chapter 8, Verse 34-35
Fast and abstinence are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. These are days of fast and abstinence from meat. Fasting is having only one full meal and two smaller meals that do not equal a full meal, for all Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59, inclusive.
All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat for all who have reached their 14th birthday.
ASH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Masses will be at 8:15 AM and 7:00 PM.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: 7:15-7:45 AM and 6:00-6:30 PM
FRIDAYS OF LENT will be observed as follows:
8:00 AM Mass
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross
EXCEPTIONS: Friday, March 2: Stations at 5:45 PM; Mass at 6:30 PM; Speaker in Civic Center 7:30 PM
Friday, March 30: Mass at 6:30 PM; Stations at 7:30 PM [No Mass Saturday morning, March 31]
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
Saturdays 8:30-9:00 AM and 4:00-4:40 PM.
EXCEPTION: Saturday, March 31 – No 8:30-9:00 AM Reconciliation [Archdiocesan Men’s Conference – 7:00 AM to 12:00 noon – Cost:$15.00]
COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICES:
Monday, April 2 Most Holy Trinity, Veseli 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 3 Immaculate Conception, Lonsdale 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 4 St. Nicholas, New Market 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 31 – 5:00 PM + Sunday, April 1 – 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM
EASTER TRIDUUM (Sacred Three Days)
HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 5: 7:00 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Eucharistic Adoration until 10:00 PM in the Civic Center
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 6: 3:00 PM Stations of the Cross
7:00 PM Sacred Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
(Collection for the Church in theHoly Landwill be received at the Liturgy)
EASTER VIGIL, APRIL 7: 8:00 PM Mass
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 8: 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM Masses
We will once again participate in the Catholic Relief Service (CRS) program “Operation Rice Bowl”. During Lent, we are asked occasionally (perhaps weekly) to eat the sort of meal people in poor countries have, and place the money saved in the rice bowl available in the back of church. At the end of Lent, this money will be sent to CRS for its work in helping the poor in mission lands.