As we enter into the holy season of Lent, I wanted to share with you some information about Lenten practices and upcoming opportunities to enter more deeply into the season. Lent is a season of tremendous grace! Our practices, though challenging, draw us close to our Crucified Savior, and so become a source of grace and renewal!
– Father Buehler
Abstaining from meat should be observed by all Catholics, age 14 and older, on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday.
Fasting should be observed for those age 18 – 59 on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting consists of one normal meal, and two small meals (which combined are less than the normal meal), with nothing consumed between.
Liquids are permitted.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Practicing Catholics in good standing are obliged to confess their sins a minimum of one time per year, especially during the Lenten season.
All Thursdays from 4p – 4:45p
All Saturdays from 3p – 3:45p
April 4th from 9a – 12 noon
Available at other times upon request Some additional times may be added
Evening of Recollection
We will be joining with St. Rose of Lima for an evening of Recollection, focusing on the Tridu- um, on April 6th, from 6:30p – 8:30p. This will be in DeSoto at St. Rose’s. Confessions and Eu- charistic Adoration will also be available. Fr. Buehler will be giving one of the reflections.
Stations of the Cross
Stations are ordinarily held on Thursdays at 6:30pm in the church. They are hosted on these dates by the following groups:
Feb. 27th Fr. Buehler
March 5th St. Vincent de Paul
March 12th Knights of Columbus March 19th Men’s Group
March 26th Respect Life April 2nd School and PSR Moms
On Good Friday, they will be held at Noon, hosted by the Youth Group.
Fish Frys are held on Fridays of Lent with the fol- lowing dates / locations. All dates have a time of 4pm – 7pm.
Feb. 28th GS Cafeteria
March 6th KC Hall
March 13th GS Cafeteria
March 20th GS Cafeteria
March 27th GS Cafeteria April 3rd KC Hall
Other Important Dates
During the season of Lent, we often have two feast days of the rank of ‘Solemnity’ (the highest possible rank). These days are of such great im- portance and joy that the Church calls us to lay aside our Lenten penances and practices for the day to celebrate! These are:
March 19th – Solemnity of St. Joseph
March 25th – Solemnity of the Annunciation
Apologies to the Irish… March 17th is not a solemnity!
Holy Week and Sacred Paschal Triduum
Palm Sunday weekend – Masses at normal times.
Monday – Mass at 8am
Tuesday – Mass at 8am
Wednesday – Mass at 8am
Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7pm
Good Friday – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death at 7pm
Easter Vigil (Saturday night) begins at 8pm
Easter Sunday – Masses at 7a / 9a / 11a