Lent

2019 Lenten Activities Schedule

Mass times are as follows:
6:45 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
7:15 p.m.

Our parish Reconciliation Service is on Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. Individual Reconciliation is also offered Saturdays after the 8 a.m. Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

HNOJ’s Passion play is at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 15, in the church. This is an annual production by our 9th grade Confirmation students. There is no charge for this event. Tickets will be available after Mass the weekends of March 2-3 and 9-10 and at the parish office. Tickets will also be available on a first-come first-serve basis the evening of the performance.

Stations of the Cross are held each Friday of Lent at 6:30 p.m. with two exceptions; there is no Stations of the Cross during the Passion Play and Good Friday’s Stations of the Cross is at 3 p.m. On March 22, the Knights of Columbus will host an Asian Seafood Buffet at 5 p.m. Stations of the Cross dates are:

Friday, March 8, at 6:30
Friday, March 22, at 6:30
Friday, March 29, at 6:30
Friday, April 5, at 6:30
Friday, April 12, at 6:30
Good Friday, April 19, at 3 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus will host an Asian Seafood Buffet on Friday, March 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross is at 6:30 p.m. The food is made fresh at the church. The menu consists of:

  • Vegetable/Noodles and Shrimp Jasmine Rice
  • Fried Rice
  • Egg Rolls
  • Beer Battered Cod
  • Cheese Pizza
  • Fish Sticks
  • Cake

The price for adults is $10; children’s menu for ages 15 and under is $4; not to exceed $30 per family.

Abstinence and Fasting During Lent

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years and older.

Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.

More information on fasting is available at this United States Conference of Catholic Bishops web page: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/catholic-in...

Also for more information on Lent:  http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/index.cfm.