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ABSTINENCE: All Catholics who have reached their 14th birthday are bound to abstain totally from meat on the following days: Ash Wednesday, all Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.

FASTING: All Catholics between their 18th and 59th birthdays are also bound to observe the Law of Fast on the following days: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. This practice involves limiting oneself to a single full meal and avoiding food between meals. Light sustenance may be taken on two other occasions in the course of the day.

EASTER DUTY: After they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, all the faithful are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. This precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season, unless for a good reason it is fulfilled at another time during the year. This obligation may be fulfilled between February 18 (First Sunday in Lent) and May 27 (Trinity Sunday).


RECONCILIATION: Catholics are bound by an obligation faithfully to confess serious sins at least once a year (Canon 989).

OTHER FRIDAYS OF THE YEAR: Catholics should be reminded that all other Fridays of the year remain as days of penance, in prayerful remembrance of the Passion of Jesus Christ.

OBLIGATION: The obligation which we have as members of the Church to do penance is a serious one. Furthermore, the obligation to observe, as a whole or “substantially”, the penitential days specified by the Church is a serious one.

Begins the evening of Holy Saturday, March 29th

Ends the evening of Easter Sunday, April 1st


Frequently Asked Questions



Holy Thursday, March 29th

  • Mass – 7:00 pm
  • Seven Churches – 8:00 pm

Good Friday, March 30th

  • Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3:00 pm
  • The Lord’s Passion from St. John – 5:30 pm
  • Stations of the Cross – 7:00 pm

Holy Saturday, March 31

  • Blessing of Food – 1:00 pm
  • Easter Vigil – 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday, April 1

  • Mass – 8:30 and 11:00 am

Lent Activities at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish


Bible Study on the Gospel of St. John: Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.

For details please click HERE

Wednesday Night Soup Supper: 6:00 pm in the Parish Center every Wednesday beginning Feb. 21st.  Come for hot soup and warm company!  No charge!

Wednesday Night Mass: Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm beginning Feb. 14th.

Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction: Every Friday, after 8:30 am Mass until 6:45 pm.

Stations of the Cross: Every Friday at 7:00 pm in the Church.

St. Joseph’s Table: March 18th at 12 Noon in the Parish Center.

Confessions: Saturdays, 3:00 to 3:45 pm.


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