Lent 2019

daily Mass schedule

Monday – Friday
9:00 am; 12:10 pm; 7:00 pm
Confessions 20 minutes before all daily Masses in the Chapel

Stations of the Cross – Fridays
12:45 pm, 5:00 pm (Children), 7:30 pm


Lenten meditation and reflection

From Matthew, chapters 1-14:

  • Who was Jesus addressing when he said the following words: “The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve”?
  • What is meant in Mt.10:39, “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it”?
  • Why were the disciples afraid at sea even though Jesus was there with them? (8:23-27)
  • What makes one a member of Jesus’ family? (12:46-50)
  • Do I experience Blessedness in my life?
  • What is the Blessedness and happiness that Jesus portrays in Mt. 5? How do I live this Blessedness?
  • What does Mt. 6:25 mean to me? What am I anxious about in my life; what is Jesus saying to me at this time?

Lenten meals

Come join us for special meals every Friday during Lent. Free Tuna Sandwich Lunch will be served beginning Friday, March 8 at St. Jude Hall following the 12:10 pm Mass and Stations of the Cross. Take Out or Dine-in! Click here for details about the upcoming Lenten Dinners & RSVP.


Calendar

Mar, 2019
Apr, 2019

Prayer. Fasting. Almsgiving.

Our observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which falls on March 6 this year, and is a day of fast and abstinence for Catholics. On Ash Wednesday, the imposition of ashes replicates an ancient penitential practice and symbolizes our dependence upon God’s mercy and forgiveness. The purpose of Lent is to renew, refresh and strengthen us in our journey with Christ as we move towards heaven. If we are the same people at Easter as we are on Ash Wednesday, we have missed a beautiful opportunity of grace.

View the Lenten Webpage & Resources from The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence

Fasting binds all persons who have completed their 18th birthday through those who have completed their 59th years, unless prevented by poor health.  On days of fast, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s own needs. Eating between meals is not allowed although fluids may be taken.

Abstinence binds all persons how have complete their 14th birthday, unless prevented by poor health.  On days of abstinence during Lent, the consumption of meat of mammals or fowl is not allowed.  The Church strongly encourages the observance of Friday abstinence throughout the year, but a failure to do so is not regarded as sinful.

Lent is a penitential season and as such religious practice such as daily Mass, reception of the Sacrament of Penance, the devotion of Stations of the Cross, works of charity and justice, and acts of self-denial are highly encouraged.