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).
THE FOLLOWING SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED:
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
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.
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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.