Lent and Easter 2018
Worship and Mass Information

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Worship Schedule

Weekday Mass Times:
     Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri. - 7:00AM
     Mon.-Fri. - 8:30AM
     Wed. - 5:30PM
      Sat. - 8:30AM
Weekend Mass Times:
Sat. Eve. Vigil - 4:00PM
     Sunday 8:00, 9:30, 11:00AM,
     1:00PM Spanish, 5:00PM Latin     

Eucharistic Adoration: Held in the Adoration Chapel beginning at
9:15AM every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with Benediction
of the Blessed Sacrament at 8:00PM.
First Friday Devotion: First Friday of Every Month 7:00PM 
First Saturday: Anointing of the Sick & Litany of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel following the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
Reconciliation: Saturday 9-9:30AM, 3-3:30PM English, 12:30-1PM Spanish, or by appointment
Special Additional Lenten Reconciliation - Wednesday 4:45-5:15PM

Coming Up

Mar 23

Lenten Fish Fry

5:00 pm
Mar 25

Baptism Class

12:30 pm
Mar 30

Lenten Fish Fry

5:00 pm
Apr 1

Easter Sunday

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lent 2018 Worship & Info


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Reconciliation & Penance Mass-Saturday March 24
9:15 am Mass

Holy Thursday—March 29
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
5:30 pm Mass in Latin, EF
7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday — March 30
3:00 pm Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross and Veneration True Relic of the Cross

Easter Vigil — Saturday March 31
7:00 pm Solemn Easter Vigil with Baptism and Confirmation of new members

Easter — Sunday April 1
8:00 am Mass
9:30 am Mass
11:00 am Mass
1:00 pm Spanish Mass
5:00 pm Traditional Latin Mass

The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery.  The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.

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Lent 2018

Lenten Plan
Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  It is a time to get ready for Easter.  A good start is to make a plan which includes, prayer, fasting, almsgiving and going to reconciliation.  It is recommended that during Lent you spend time talking with and listening to the Lord in regular prayer.  Keep it simple.  Try to pray 5 or 10 minutes a day.  Set aside a specific time to pray.  Make it regular, like an appointment, to meet with the Lord.  If you keep your appointments to talk with God, you will find that fasting and almsgiving become a greater blessing.  

Prayer – Set a time each day to pray and commit to a set amount of time.  Make a list of people you can pray for.  Don’t forget to listen to God during your prayer time.  Prayer is the surest way to grow closer to the Lord.

Fasting—What will you give up?  Do you have something you can sacrifice for this time of repentance?  Give glory to God and offer up your suffering.  

Almsgiving-- Be creative in finding new ways to be kind to others and keep it between you and the Lord so that what you do will go unnoticed. Jesus tells us, “Be on guard against performing religious acts for people to see” (Matthew 6:1). Jesus wants us to be invisible.  He also advises, “Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing” (Matthew 6:3) and give God the glory!

Go to Reconciliation—Draw closer to God by receiving mercy and forgiveness from your sins.  We are sinners in need of a Savior and he desires to heal and deliver us from sin.  God wants to help us on the path that leads to life, leads to blessings, and gives us peace.  However, you must take the steps to receive His forgiveness.  There are many days and times for reconciliation during Lent.  Plan to go.


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