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

2nd Sunday of Lent Prayer:
Today we pray for the patience and trust and willingness to listen in silence to what Jesus is trying to speak to our heart. We pray for the courage to hear his words, even if they are difficult, so that we might be transfigured and transformed. Amen.

Lenten Meditation

Try to imagine yourself on a mountain with Jesus today. Would it be enough to transfigure your heart and soul? How might you be transfigured if you let go of your fears and trusted in Jesus’ promises?


Make a Practice of Following the Daily Readings During Lent

Readings for the Week of March 17, 2019

Sunday: Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/Ps 27:1, 7-9, 13-14/Phil 3:20—4:1/Lk 9:28b-36
Monday: Dn 9:4b-10/Ps 79:8, 9, 11, 13/Lk 6:36-38
Tuesday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16/Ps 89:2-5, 27, 29/Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22/Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a
Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20/Ps 31:5-6, 14-16/Mt 20:17-28
Thursday: Jer 17:5-10/Ps 1:1-4, 6/Lk 16:19-31
Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/Ps 105:16-17, 18-21/Mt 21:33-43, 45, 46
Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Ps 103:1-4, 9-12 /Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Next Sunday: Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15/Ps 103:1-4, 6-8, 11/1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12/Lk 13:1-9

Lenten Soup Supper

Holy Cross Tweens and Teens present
Our 23rd Annual Lenten Soup Supper Friday, March 29, 5:00 - 7:30 PM in the Parish Center
Follows 5:20 PM Mass in Church. Stations of the Cross led by Tweens and Teens at 7:30 PM in Church Free Will Offering at the door to the Soup Supper will benefit the Willow Domestic Violence Center. Enjoy a selection of meatless soups along with Italian bread and butter, soft drinks, and dessert. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors!
All are welcome.

E Greece/Charlotte Churches Day of Goodness

Christ calls us to Serve. Youth, Adults, Families, Singles -- Parishioners of all ages. Join us for a day of sharing your gifts. It is first come first serve.
Get all then details and fill in the registration form in the tri-fold pamphlet found around church. Then return it to Donna Jacobi, 4492 Lake Ave., Rochester NY.
Help us show our Catholic Spirit and make this day a success. God Bless!
Click here to view the tri-fold with all details and registration form.

Take Advantage of Opportunities for Growth.