SEASON OF LENT

 

 

  ASH WEDNESDAY

This Wednesday, February 14, ashes will be distributed only within the Masses at 8:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.  The distribution of ashes takes place after the homily of the Mass.


LENTEN FAST AND ABSTINENCE

Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14) and Good Friday (March 30) are obligatory days of universal fast and abstinence.  Fasting is obligatory for all who have completed their 18th year and have not yet reached their 60th year.  Fasting allows a person to eat one full meal.  Two smaller meals may be taken, not to equal one full meal.  Abstinence (from meat) is obligatory for all who have reached their 14th year. 

If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily His Resurrection. 

Fridays in Lent are obligatory days of complete abstinence (from meat) for all who have completed their 14th year.

LENTEN MASS is celebrated each Monday at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in St. Mark Chapel.  Mass is also celebrated Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Church.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS are celebrated each Friday of Lent at 7:00 p.m. in the Church.