Lent and Easter 2020

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.

  1. continuing prayer, fasting and penance during the final days of Lent.

  2. a sincere Confession so that the Father's love and mercy can be experienced by each of us.

  3. 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

Pastor

Lenten Preparation

Holy Week and Easter

Ash Wednesday, February 26

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)

Confession Times

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.  

February 28,

March 6, 13, 20 and 27

April 3 

Lenten Mission, March 1 and 2

6:30-7:30 p.m.

We are pleased to welcome Msgr. Martin Heinz from St. Joseph Parish - Richmond.

Lenten Communal Penance Service

Monday, March 216, 6:30 p.m.  

Extra priests will be available.

Palm Sunday- April 5

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 9

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 10

NO MASSES

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 11

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 12

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!