Lent 2019

Important Dates

Ash Wednesday Masses will be held at 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM & 7:00 PM, Ashes will be distributed.
Daily Masses Held at 7:30 AM and 5:20 PM Monday thru Friday; Saturday at 8:00 AM
Eucharistic Adoration Wednesdays, from 1:00—5:00 PM in Church
Rosary Every Thursday at 9:15 AM in Church
Stations of the Cross Fridays, after the 7:30 AM Mass
Please take note that on Friday, April 5 there will be NO Stations of the Cross in church due to First Friday School Mass.
School will hold Stations at 1:30 PM
in church on Fridays March 8, 15, 29, and April 5.
All are welcome!
Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturdays, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM;
Diocesan Day of Penance & Mercy—
Wednesday, March 14, 12:30 0 7:30 PM
Lenten Soup Supper Friday, March 29, 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Follows 5:20 PM Mass in Parish Center. Followed by Stations of the Cross led by Teens at 7:30 PM. Donations to the Soup Supper will benefit the Willow Domestic Violence Center.
Rosary and Benediction Thursday, March 7 and April 4 at 7:00 PM in Church
Lenten Series Eastern Greece/Charlotte parishes
Sunday, March 31 at 7:00 PM
Monday, April 1 at 1:30 and 7 PM
Tuesday, April 2 at 1:30 and 7 PM
at Holy Cross
The Little Black Book Lent 2019 Pick up Weekend of March 2/3
Operation Rice Bowl Begins the first Sunday of Lent

Fast and Abstinence Lenten Regulations

Based on the l983 Code of Canon Law, the following are the regulations for Lent:

Refrain from eating meat at all meals on that day. All persons who are 14 years of age or older are bound by the law of abstinence. Ash Wednesday is a day of Abstinence as are all Fridays* during Lent.

Only one full meal. The other two meals small enough that, together, they do not equal one full meal. The law of fasting binds all persons who are between the ages of 18 and 59, inclusive. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fasting.

Catholics are especially encouraged to perform acts of penance during the season of Lent. Lenten regulations begin on the morning of Ash Wednesday and continue through Holy Thursday. Good Friday has its own rule of fast and abstinence.

Daily Mass - A Lenten Invitation

Can you spare 30 minutes or so in the morning or evening to grow closer to God through the Holy Eucharist? There are two wonderfully diverse groups of Parishioners who welcome you! Just come and join us whenever you can.

Listed below are the Masses of our neighboring parishes.

  • Sacred Heart: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:10 PM; Tuesday, Thursday at 6:30 AM
  • St. Charles: Monday—Friday 8:00 AM
  • Mother of Sorrows: Monday—Friday 8:00 AM
  • St. Mark’s: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM
  • St. Lawrence: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM
  • St. John the Evangelist: Mon - Wed, Friday 8:15 AM
Even an extra Mass a week would enrich one’s Lenten resolve.

Lenten Prayer

Palm Sunday Prayer:
Holy Spirit, give us the courage we need to take a leap of faith, even when it’s scary or uncomfortable. Help us to live our beliefs in both word and action so we may show others the transforming power of Jesus’ love at work in everyday lives. Amen.

Lenten Meditation

Jesus shows us the way to convert hearts. So often it is through his actions – compassion, mercy, love – that he draws people to him. Can you do the same? As the old 1970s folk song says, “They’ll know we are Christians by our love.” Do the people you meet recognize Jesus in you through your daily actions?


Make a Practice of Following the Daily Readings During Lent

Readings for the Week of April 14th, 2019

Sunday: Lk 19:28-40/Is 50:4-7/Ps 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24/Phil 2:6-11/Lk 22:14--23:56  
Monday: Is 42:1-7/Ps 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14/Jn 12:1-11
Tuesday: Is 49:1-6/Ps 71:1-6ab, 15 and 17/Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
Wednesday: Is 50:4-9a/Ps 69:8-10, 21-22, 31, 33-34/Mt 26:14-25
Thursday: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14/Ps 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18/1 Cor 11:23-26/Jn 13:1-15
Friday: Is 52:13--53:12/Ps 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-17, 25/Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9/Jn 18:1--19:42
Saturday: Vigil: Rom 6:3-11/Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23/Lk 24:1-12
Next Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23/1 Cor 5:6b-8/Jn 20:1-9

Holy Thursday

Praying with Jesus on Holy Thursday - An Ancient Custom

Transferring the Blessed Sacrament is primarily a way of safeguarding the consecrated hosts needed for the Good Friday liturgy when none can be consecrated. But the practice of praying with the reposed Blessed Sacrament on Holy Thursday, which dates back to the Middle Ages, also offers Catholics an opportunity to reflect on the institution of the Eucharist, as well as the events commemorated during the Paschal Triduum.

  • St Charles Borromeo Parish, St. John the Evangelist on Ridge Road, and St. Lawrence until 10:00 PM
  • Cathedral Community at Sacred Heart Cathedral and St Mark’s until 11:00 PM
  • Our Mother of Sorrows until Midnigh

Good Friday

Take Advantage of Opportunities for Growth.