In her Wisdom, Holy Mother Church gives us the penitential season of Lent in order to prepare us for the great feast of Easter, the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The following is our schedule and reminders of the practices that are imposed upon us during Lent.
ABSTINENCE – All Catholics 14 years old and older are bound to the obligation of abstinence. Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and the Fridays of Lent. On days of abstinence, meat may not be used at all.
FAST – Catholics 18 years old and up to the beginning of the 60th year are bound to the obligation of fasting. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting. On these days, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs; together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juice are allowed.
HOLY COMMUNION – All Catholics who have made their First Communion are bound to receive Holy Communion during Easter time.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS Fridays of Lent at 2:15 pm when school is in session and 6:30 pm and 7 pm in Spanish
LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE Tuesday, March 28th at 7 pm
LENTEN ALTAR ETIQUETTE Please refrain from placing flowers in the main body of the church during Lent. There are restrictions on the use of flowers during this season. Thank you.
PALMS Bring last year’s palms to the church office to be burned for next year’s Ash Wednesday ashes.
FRIDAY LENTEN FISY FRY Eat in or Take Out 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
March 24 – Knights of Columbus, March 31 – Women of St. Anthony
April 7- Men’s club and Knights of Columbus
Join us and bring your friends for a meal of fried or baked fish, hush puppies, cole slaw, fries and a beverage. Desserts are extra. Adults $8, Children $5