Lent and Easter 2019
Easter is the very foundation of our Catholic Faith. Our Lord's Passion, Death and Resurrection is the very heart of our hop of someday being with the Father in Heaven. Baptism makes this promise a possibility; living out life, to the best of our ability, according to the Faith makes it a reality.
For Easter to have the impact it should, however, some preparation on our part is essential. Here are some recommendations.
continuing prayer, fasting and penance during the final days of Lent.
a sincere Confession so that the Father's love and mercy can be experienced by each of us.
participation in the Holy Week services to be help in our parish church, beginning with Palm Sunday and culminating on Easter Sunday.
May the Feast of Easter fill your hearts with joy of knowing how much our Father loves each of us so personally. May the Risen Christ be for each of us a sign of hope and peace.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Michael G. Lavan
Holy Week and Easter
Ash Wednesday, March 6
Masses: 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. (All School),
12 noon, and 7 p.m.
Lenten Daily Mass
6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m. (Except Fridays- 8:15)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Wednesday after 8:00 a.m. Mass until 7:45 a.m. Thursday. (No Adoration during Holy Week)
Sundays- After 9:30 a.m. Mass
Tuesdays- After 8:00 a.m. Mass
Wednesdays- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fridays- After 6:30 a.m. Mass and 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Saturdays- After 8:30 a.m. Mass and 3:15-4:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays- 6:30 p.m.
Lenten Mission, March 10 and 11
We are pleased to welcome Rev. Gabriel Cillo from
St. Mary Parish in Plano.
Lenten Communal Penance Service
Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. Extra priests will be available.
Palm Sunday- April 14
Saturday 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 6:45 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Holy Thursday- April 18
NO MORNING MASSES
7:00 p.m.- Mass of the Lord's Supper
8:30 p.m.- 12:00 Midnight- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Good Friday- April 19
9:00 a.m.- Morning Prayer
12:00 p.m.- Liturgy of the Lord's Passion
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.- Confessions
7:00 p.m.- Veneration and Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday- April 20
No Confessions, No 8:15 or 4:30 Masses
10:00 a.m.- Blessing of Easter Baskets in Chapel
7:30 p.m.- Easter Vigil Mass (Fulfills Easter Obligation)
Easter Sunday- April 21
6:45 a.m, 8:00 a.m. (Extraordinary Form),
9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
You are invited to attend all the Holy Week services. What a great way to take a walk through the Last Days of Christ. The Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday Vigil) is a high point of the liturgical year and moving to experience. Make this the best Lent and Easter you have ever had!