Pastor’s Column


1. Abstinence. All persons, 14 years and older, are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent.

2. Fasting. Everyone from ages 18 to 59 is obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Voluntary fasting on other weekdays of Lent, especially on Wednesdays and Fridays, is highly recommended. Fasting is generally understood to mean that one full meal may be eaten. Two other small meals (collations) may be eaten, but together they should not equal a full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted.

Please note that, traditionally, those who reasonably could not fast on the appointed days, especially the sick, those engaged in heavy labor for their wages, and pregnant women, were always excused from fasting.

We highly encourage the observance of the traditional discipline of Lent, which would mean daily fasting and abstinence from meat from Ash Wednesday until after None (3 pm) on the Vigil of Easter.


1. Sung or Solemn Masses for Feasts.

  1. Mar 17, St. Patrick, High Mass at 6 pm.
  2. Mar 19, St. Joseph, High Mass at noon.
  3. Mar 25, Annunciation, Solemn Mass at 6pm.

2. Stations of the Cross. Every Friday during Lent, after the noon and 6 pm Masses.
3. Lenten Soup Meals. Fridays during Lent, after the Stations of the Cross following the 6 pm Mass. A signup will be available in the vestibule on Sun, Feb 27. Contact: Janice Aranas (

4. Holy Week. April 10-16.

  1. Palm Sunday. Normal schedule. Procession at 1 pm.
  2. Monday to Wednesday. Normal schedule.
  3. Holy Thursday. Tenebrae at 8 am. Confessions at11:30 am. Mass at 6 pm.
  4. Good Friday. Tenebrae at 8 am. Confessions at 11:30am. Stations at noon. Mass of the Presanctified at 1 pm. A collection for the Holy Land is taken during the Mass.
  5. Holy Saturday. No Tenebrae (preparation rites for adult converts will be taking place in the morning). Vigil Mass at 4 pm.

This year we have over fifty adults involved with adult catechism. Many of them will be received into the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass – meaning seating will be very limited. Please pray for all the catechumens and candidates during Lent.

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