Lent 2021

Lenten Calendar

Ash Wednesday Masses will be held at 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM, Ashes will be distributed.
Daily Masses See Masses of the Week in Weekend Bulletin.
Eucharistic Adoration Wednesdays, from 1:00—5:00 PM in Church - Live Streamed from 4-5 PM
Rosary Every Thursday at 9:15 AM in Parish Center or Church
Stations of the Cross Fridays at 6:15 PM

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturdays, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM at Holy Cross.

Saturdays, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM at Our Mother of Sorrows.

Lenten Series

Sunday Night Lent Via Zoom at 7:00 PM

Five evenings, each is 45-60 minutes in length.  Your host: Ed DiPonzio

See Details Below

The Little Black Book Lent 2019 Pick up on Ash Wednesday or at weekend Mass.
Operation Rice Bowl Begins the first Sunday of Lent, Feb. 21st.
St Joseph's Table

Sunday, March 14th

In a New Format.  Details to follow.

Fast and Abstinence Lenten Regulations

Based on the 1983 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 for Holy Cross and Our Mother of Sorrows.
· Mother of Sorrows: Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday at 8:00 AM
· Holy Cross: Monday at 8:00 AM, Tuesday at 7:30 AM, Thursday and Friday at 5:30 PM

Even an extra Mass a week would enrich one’s Lenten resolve.

Make a Lenten Plan

Pray: Set aside a time each week to pray and reflect.

Fast: Consider what you will give up for Lent to change the lives of others.

Give: Set a goal for your CRS Rice Bowl offering.

Learn: Meet your global family. Discover stories,                          reflections, recipes, and more at crsricebowl.org.


Stations of the Cross & Fish Frys in Our Area

St John the Evangelist, Greece

  • Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 5:30 PM
  • Fish Fry (Take-Out Only) from 4:00—7:00 PM; Variety of Offerings and sides for $11. Half portion for $7.

    St Mark’s, Greece

  • Fish Fry (Take-Out Only) from 4:30—6:30 PM; Curb service in front of St Mark’s Church; $12 for fresh fried haddock, french fries, coleslaw, roll, and cookie.
  • Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7:00 PM


Sunday Night Lent —Via Zoom at 7:00 PM

Each evening is 45-60 minutes in length
Your Host: Ed DiPonzio
#1: Sunday, February 21
Lent-A Season of Repentance, Prayer, and Fasting
Lent is a season of repentance, prayer, and fasting. The season lasts for 40 days, beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending with Easter. The season reflects the
40 days Jesus spent in prayer and fasting in the desert before starting his public ministry. Lent is also observed by many other Christian denominations.
#2: Sunday, March 7—Stations of the Cross
Stations delivered by 6th grade students
#3: Sunday, March 14—Celebrating St Joseph
#4: Sunday, March 21—Stations of the Cross
#5: Sunday, March 27—The Easter Triduum
The Zoom information for each evening is
Meeting ID: 967 8129 4052
Passcode: 059009
Questions? Please contact Ed DiPonzio at 585-370-3940 (evenings) or ediponz@gmail.com.

Annual Lenten Soup Supper

Due to the pandemic, we are unfortunately not able to host this annual event. We look forward to it in 2022.

Lenten Bible Study

On-line via Zoom
with Deacon Tom Jewell
5 Weeks beginning Monday,
February 22, 2021,
Monday’s 7-8:30 PM
The Gospel of St. Mark
“Here Begins the Good News”
A closer look at the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark which is the predominant gospel proclaimed during this liturgical year [B] which began the First Sunday of
This bible study will get us involved with bibles in hand looking at chapter and verse as we learn more about the authorship, structure, content, the “audience” to
whom his gospel is addressed, the overall portrait of Jesus the gospel paints and ultimately what do we do in our own lives with what we learn.
To “Attend:”
1) Register by emailing Dcn. Tom at tom.jewell@dor.org
2) You will receive an email reply with Zoom log-in info.

When you are not here, our community is incomplete.