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.
Now is the time to start considering which positive practices to put in place for desired personal spiritual growth.
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 all Fridays of Lent. Meat may not be used at all on these days.
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 anther 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 2:30 pm when school is in session and at 6:30 pm in English and 7:00 pm in Spanish
UPCOMING FRIDAYS OF LENT
Stations of the Cross 6:30 pm in English
Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm in Spanish
Fish Fry Sponsored by Trail Life USA Troop 0490
4:30 pm to 7 pm
Enjoy a meal of fried or baked fish, hush puppies, cole
slaw, fries and a beverage. Desserts are extra. Adult’s
plates are $8 and children’s plates are $5.
LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE
On Tuesday, April 2nd at 7 pm we plan to have six priests
available for confessions.
“The Lord measures out perfection neither by the
multitude nor the magnitude of our deeds,
but by the manner in which we perform them.”
-St. John of the Cross