Lent

2018 Lenten Activities Schedule

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

HNOJ’s Passion play is at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 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 10-11 and at the parish office. Tickets will also be available on a first-come first-serve basis the evening of the performance.

Our parish Reconciliation Service is on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. Individual Reconciliation is also offered Saturdays after the 8 a.m. Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

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 23, the Knights of Columbus will host an Asian Seafood Buffet at 5 p.m. Stations of the Cross dates are:

Friday, Feb. 16, at 6:30
Friday, Feb. 23, at 6:30
Friday, March 2, at 6:30
Friday, March 9, at 6:30
Friday, March 23, at 6:30
Good Friday, March 30, at 3 p.m.

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.