Lent is from Ash Wednesday, March 1st until Thursday, April 13th, followed by the Sacred Triduum, April 13th-15th. Easter Sunday is April 16th.
Lenten Liturgy Schedule
- March 1st - Mass at 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM
Stations of the Cross
Fridays of Lent at 6:00 PM followed by
Fish Fry by the Knights of Columbus or Soup Suppers by the Women's Guild.
No Dinners on
the 17th and 24th due to the Knights' Play, Mary Poppins.
Lenten Reconciliation Service -
Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:00 PM
Sacred Triduum Schedule
April 13th, 7:00 PM Mass
April 14th, 7:00 PM Communion Service & Veneration of the Cross
April 15th, 8:00 PM Vigil Mass
April 16 - Masses 8:30 & 11 AM
The following are the regulations for Lent:
All Christians, by the nature of their lives, are obliged to live in a spirit of penance whereby our exterior acts of prayer, self-denial and charity bear witness to the inner values of our Faith.
The Church specifies certain practices of penance during the season of Lent:
- Self-imposed observance of fasting on all weekdays of Lent is strongly recommended.
- Catholics are obliged to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, March 1st, and Good Friday, April 14th.
- The Fridays of Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
- Catholics age 14 and older are bound by the law of abstinence.
- The law of fasting obliges Catholics from age 18-59.
- The law of abstinence forbids the eating of meat.
- The law of fasting prescribes that only one full meal be taken per day; the other meals should be significantly smaller, but in accord with one´s health needs. Fasting assumes avoidance of food between meals.
The "substantial observance" of these laws is a grave obligation; that is:
- Anyone who neglects all forms of penance, or deliberately shows contempt for the Church´s penitential discipline, may be guilty of serious sin.
- Occasional failure to observe penitential regulations is not seriously sinful.
- Proportionately grave circumstances – sickness, dietary needs, social obligation – excuse from the obligation of fast and abstinence, but not from seeking out other forms of penance.