Lent 2018: February 14 – March 31

Rosary Cenacles ~ Women’s on Mondays at 9:30 a.m., Men’s on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Novena ~ Wednesdays after all Masses
Devotion to the Blessed Mother ~ Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m.
Stations of the Cross ~ Fridays at 12 noon
First Fridays ~ Holy Hour and Morning Prayer
Parish Mission ~ February 24-28
~ Sundays at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
~ Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
~ Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
~ Saturdays at 11 a.m. and vigil at 4:30 p.m.

All Catholics age 14 and older, as a minimal obligation, are bound to abstain from eating meat on all the Fridays of Lent. In addition, all Catholics ages 18 to 59 are bound to fast and abstain on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

“In a particular way during Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to the spiritual and corporal works of mercy that ‘remind us that faith finds expression in concrete everyday actions meant to help our neighbors in body and spirit.’

Take inspiration for your Lenten journey from prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms. The fasting that all do together on Fridays is but a sign of the daily Lenten discipline of individuals and households: fasting for certain periods of time, fasting from certain foods, but also fasting from other things and activities. Likewise, the giving of alms is some effort to share this world equally—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection.

‘Lent is a favourable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ.’ ~ Pope Francis

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Read more here.