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.
Wednesday:  Tenebrae in Rosary Cathedral at 7:30 p.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 1:00 p.m.
-Passion Liturgy 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, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
12:00 noon at Queen of Peace Chapel on the campus of the Sylvania Franciscan Motherhouse

Lenten Opportunities
Lenten Vespers (Evening Prayer):  6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 9, 16

Stations of the Cross:  7:00 p.m.
Fridays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 12

Penance Services:
-April 8 - 7:00 p.m.
- April 9 - 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
- April 10 - "The Light is On"  Individual Confessions 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration in the Holy Family Chapel
Tuesdays and Fridays of Lent following 8:20 a.m. Mass until 6:30 p.m.

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.

Pivotal Players:  Unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church's most influential people with Bishop Robert Barron.  This program is offered on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. during Lent.  Registration is required.  See the bulletin for details or call the Parish Office at (419) 885-5791.

Retreat Opportunities:
-Men's Welcome/Christ Renews His Parish  Retreat: March 9-10th 
-Women's Welcome/Christ Renews His Parish Retreat:  March 16-17th


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.