Lenten Reminders – Fast And Abstinence

Posted: Feb 13, 2018

Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018 and Good Friday, March 30, 2018, are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, limited to a single full meal. The other Fridays of the season of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. The law of abstinence binds all Catholics 14 years and older. The law of fasting binds all Catholics from their 18th birthday until their 59th birthday (canons 97 and 1252)

Let the paschal fast be kept sacred. Let it be celebrated everywhere on Good Friday and, where possible, prolonged throughout Holy Saturday, so that the joys of the Sunday of the Resurrection may be attained with uplifted and clear mind (Constitution on the Liturgy, No. 110).

With regard to the obligatory days listed above, however, there are frequent questions about the degree of seriousness of the matter. The teaching of Pope John Paul II may be simply paraphrased: the obligation to do penance is a serious one; the obligation to observe, as a whole or "substantially,” the penitential days specified by the Church is also serious. No one should be scrupulous in this regard; failure to observe an individual day of penance is not considered serious. People should seek to do more rather than less. Fast and abstinence on the days prescribed should be considered a minimum response to the Lord’s call to penance and conversion.

Reminder: The collection taken up on ASH WEDNESDAY will aid the Church in Africa. This special collection supports seminaries, social service programs, youth ministry, pastoral centers, schools, church construction and renovation, and the spreading of the Gospel message through Catholic mass media.

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Ash Wednesday Schedule

Posted: Feb 8, 2018

8:00 am Mass  at St. John

12:10 pm service at St. Saviour

7:00 pm Mass at St. Saviour

7:15 pm service at St. John

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Join us for Holy Week & Easter

Posted: Mar 21, 2016

Holy Thursday—Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7 pm

Adoration after Mass until 9 pm

(no 8 am Mass)

Good Friday Service– 1 :00 pm

(no 8 am Mass)

Easter Vigil—Holy Saturday—9 pm

(no Confessions at 3 pm and no 4 pm Mass

Easter Sunday– Masses at 9 am & 11 am

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Readings for the week of March 20th 2016

Posted: Mar 19, 2016
We have made it easy an convenient for you to read the daily reading in this post. This is great way to keep the spirit of Lent and Holy Week in your life.

Daily Reading

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Readings For Palm Sunday

Posted: Mar 15, 2016
To prepare us for next week’s Eucharist
The readings are:
Isaiah 50:4-7
Luke 22:14-23:56

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