Lent 2021

2021 Lenten Activities Schedule

Ash Wednesday Masses Feb. 17

*Note change from previous years

Ashes will be given by Q-tip at these Masses:

6:30 a.m.
8 a.m.
6 p.m.


Stations of the Cross

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 7 p.m.


Friday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 9, at 10 a.m. (Seniors)

Friday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m.

April 2 (Good Friday) at 7 pm. (note change from previous years)


Passion Play

The Passion Play is a theatrical account of the Passion of our Lord, Jesus Christ, put on by our first year Confirmation students. This year’s play will be on Friday, March 19 starting at 8 p.m. 

This year's play will only be performed for the family of the cast. There will not be any tickets distributed to the parish or public. Thank you for your understanding as we work through this pandemic. We look forward to hopefully welcoming everyone to the play in 2022.


Parish Reconciliation Services

Confessions for the parish will take place at the following times; both Fr. Steve and Fr. Colin will be available except where noted below.


Thursday, March 4, 7-9 p.m.

 Saturday, March 6, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.   

Tuesday, March 9, 7-9 p.m., multiple priests

Thursday, March 11, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, March 13, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m 

Thursday, March 18, 7-9 p.m. 

Saturday, March 20, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 25, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, March 27, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Asian Seafood Buffet is canceled for this year. 

Check out the Lenten Fish Fry listing in the Catholic Spirit for other options.

Walking Through the Season of Lent

Holy Name of Jesus invites you to enrich your faith through two short studies this Lent: The Search and the Synod at Home. 

The Search

The Search Trailer

The Search is an innovative video series or book that tackles the key questions of every human heart. In seven beautifully filmed episodes, Chris Stefanick and experts from multiple fields of science, medicine, psychology, art, and religion examine our place in the larger story of existence.

Whether you’re a practiced inquirer or a jaded skeptic, The Search will speak to you. You may be reassured by some parts, and challenged by others. Either way, you’ll find a lot here to think about.

Are you ready for The Search? If so, engage in The Search in the way that best suits your life. 

Synod at Home

Archbishop Hebda Invites You to Join in the Synod at Home

In Lent we often take a good look at our spiritual practices and faith life. This year we want to invite you to use the Synod at Home to review and take some small steps in faith. The Synod at Home is new video series developed by the Archdiocese to aid families in having meaningful discussions about faith and how families live that out.

HNOJ’s own Dave and Megan Rahe as well as Kory and Elise Kutchmarek will appear in the videos! This series was inspired by HNOJ families and ministry and has been adopted by the entire Archdiocese. Very exciting. 

Chris Stefanick, a nationally sought after speaker, will introduce each session of the Synod at Home. Stefanick also wrote The Search which we are reading as a parish. 

To learn more about the Synod at Home or to sign up to receive the videos check out https://www.archspm.org/synod-at-home/

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 until age 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-information-on-lenten-fast-and-abstinence.cfm

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