2023 Lenten Activities Schedule
Ash Wednesday Masses, February 22
6:30 a.m. (Communion Service with Distribution of Ashes)
9:15 a.m. School Mass (no nursery)
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross are held most Fridays of Lent at 6:30 p.m, except when noted for Passion Play and Fish Fry meals.
Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m.
March 3, at 6:30 p.m.
March 10, at 7:15 p.m. (after the Fish Fry)
March 17, no stations. Passion Play in the Good Samaritan Center at 8 p.m.
March 24, at 7:15 p.m. (after the Fish Fry)
March 31, 6:30 p.m.
April 7, (Good Friday) at 7 p.m.
Our Senior Stations of the Cross will be held on Thursday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m. in the Church with a luncheon in the GSC to follow. Please sign up at the welcome desk in the Gathering Space for the $10 box lunch.
The Passion Play is a theatrical account of the Passion of our Lord, Jesus Christ, put on by our Confirmation students. This year’s play will be on Friday, March 17, starting at 8 p.m. in the Good Samaritan Center.
Space is limited this year. If you would like tickets for the Passion Play, please email Elliut.
Confessions for the parish will take place Thursdays and Saturdays during Lent:
Saturday, March 4, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 9, 7-8 p.m.
Saturday, March 11, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 16, 7-8 p.m.
Saturday, March 18, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 23, 7-8 p.m. (multiple priests)
Saturday, March 25, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 30, 7-8 p.m. (multiple priests)
Saturday, April 1, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Our Fish Fry Dinners are fundraisers for our youth and young adult programming. Dinner includes fried fish, baked potato, mac-n-cheese, coleslaw, dinner roll, cookie and water or lemonade. Cost is $17 for adults, $10 for kids ages 4-10, and free for kids ages 3 and younger. More details at hnoj.org/fishfry.
Friday, March 10, 4:30-7 p.m.
Friday, March 24, 4:30-7 p.m.
Order your Fish Fry tickets HERE.
A Note About Incense
We will be using incense at the 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday Liturgies during the season of Lent. For those with sensitivities, you may wish to consider joining us at our 5 p.m. (Saturday) and 8:30 a.m. Liturgies where we will refrain from using any incense.
Lent 2023 Resources
Get more out of Lent this year! Here are some great resources to check out:
Subscribe for free to daily emails with "The Best Lent Ever." Every day, you will receive two short, practical and inspiring videos in your inbox, each representing a pathway leading toward a better version of you and a closer relationship with God.
Word on Fire
Check out the Lenten Gospel reflections and articles as a great resource for growing in your understanding of scripture.
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Ascension Lenten Companion book
It’s not too late to order your copy today! While you’re at Ascension Press, check out Fr. Mike Schmitz's "Bible in a Year" podcast!
Ave Maria Press - Sister Mariam James’s book Restore
This is a beautiful guided Lenten journal you can purchase.
So many great options on Formed! Here are a few to note. Check out all the great options at https://formed.org:
1. “Fearless” is a new seven-part series brought to you in partnership with Real Life Catholic and FORMED. Time and again, the people of God are called to be courageous and "be not afraid." Yet we live in a time where fear seems to guide our very existence. Don’t miss this exciting series with a special weekly guest as we follow Jesus into the wilderness.
2. “Return with Fr. John Burns.” Fr. John Burns invites you on a pilgrimage this Lent using Return. Fr. John will guide you through the most difficult season of the Church, yet also the most transformative. Are you ready to enter the desert and experience the richness of the Paschal Mystery?