"Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in life..."
- Pope Benedict XVI
Although Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation you are encouraged to join us for Mass to begin your Lenten devotions.
Ashes are sacramentals that serve as visible signs that help predispose our souls to Grace. They symbolize the dust from which God made us and are a reminder of the grief we feel over our sins that separate us from God. As we wear our ashes throughout the day they serve as a sign that we are committing ourselves to a life in Christ.
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Thursday Lenten Masses
Thursdays | 5:30pm | Church
Our Thursday Lenten evening Masses are the perfect time to stop and reconnect with your faith during the busy week. Please join us.
(This Mass is not livestreamed.)
Parish Reconciliation Service
Wednesday, March 8 | 7pm
The faithful listen together to the word of God, which proclaims His mercy and invites them to conversion; at the same time we examine the conformity of our lives with that word of God. After a period of reflection, all are invited to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Several Marist priests will be available to hear confession.
Saturday, 4-4:30pm or by appointment
Stations of the Cross
Fridays | 7:30pm | Church
The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross or Via Crucis, commemorate Jesus's passion and death on the cross. There are 14 stations that each depict a moment on his journey to Calvary, usually through sacred art, prayers, and reflections. The practice began as pious pilgrims traced his path through Jerusalem on the Via Dolorosa.
Later, for the many who wanted to pass along the same route, but could not make the trip to Jerusalem, a practice developed that eventually took the form of the fourteen stations currently found in almost every church throughout the world. Similarly, the 150 Hail Marys that were recited for the rosary were an adaptation of the medieval monastic practice of reciting the 150 psalms in the Psalter. (Source: usccb.org)
Fridays During Lent | 6-7pm | Marist Hall
The all-you-can-eat menu includes: baked and fried cod, fried catfish, mac & cheese, coleslaw, hush puppies, fries, salad, lemonade, water - and cheese pizza for the picky eaters out there!
Cost is $12.50 per person or $35 per family. All you can eat. (Don't have the cash? A QR code will be available when you arrive so that you can pay onine!)
If you would like to volunteer at the Fish Fry, please email Nick Maddox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to archdiocese policy, alcohol is not allowed at this event so please, NO BYOB.
Lenten Soup Suppers
with the Marists
Dates to be Determined | 6pm | Marist Hall
You are invited to join our Marsits for a simple, yet delicious, Lenten meal of soup and bread.
This meal is free, but donations will be accepted to cover costs. Any extra donations will be sent to the Interfaith Outreach Home.
Please join us after the 5:30pm Mass!