Lent - Easter Schedule

Lent is the forty-day season of preparation before Easter.  The Lenten season is a time when Christians observe an intense period of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ - his suffering, death, and resurrection.



Holy Week Liturgical Schedule
Tuesday:  The Chrism Mass in Rosary Cathedral at 11:00 a.m.
Holy Thursday:  Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7 p.m. with Adoration until midnight
Good Friday:     

-Stations of the Cross at 12:00 noon
-Passion Liturgy at 3:00 p.m.
-Stations and Veneration of the Cross at 7:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday:
-Blessing of the Easter Food at 2:00 p.m.
-Easter Vigil at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday of the Resurrection Masses:
-7:30, 10:000 and 12:00 noon

Lenten Opportunities
Lenten Vespers (Evening Prayer):  6:30 p.m.
Thursdays, February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25

Stations of the Cross:  Fridays at 7:00 p.m.

Penance Opportunities:
-March 17 - 9:30 and 10:30  a.m.
- March 22- 7:00 p.m. (Parish Mission)

Parish Mission: "This Side of Heaven":
Lead by Father Eric Schild: March 21-23 7:00pm

Eucharistic Adoration in the Holy Family Chapel: Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent following 6:45 a.m. Mass until 5:15 pm

Best Lent Ever:  Sign up for daily Lenten inspirational messages at https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-lent-ever

The Little Black Book:  This book provides six-minute reflections on the Gospels during Lent and helps to deepen your relationship with Christ.  They are available at the Church entrances.

Fast and Abstinence Practice
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and days of fast, that is limited to a single full meal.
The law of abstinence binds all Catholics 14 years and older.  The law of fasting binds all Catholics from their 18th birthday until their 59th birthday (Canons 97 and 1252)

The other Fridays of the season of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.
People should seek to do more rather than less.  Fast and abstinence on the days prescribed should be considered a minimum response to the Lord's call to penance and conversion.