Our Lenten journey began on Ash Wednesday Feb. 17th. It is the start of 40 days of prayer, penance and almsgiving as we prepare ourselves to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.

Like all those before us, we unhesitatingly embrace this invitation to sanctity, this time to turn away from sin. We are part of that great cloud of witnesses who through all the ages have donned the ashes, publicly acknowledging that we are Christians, Christians who have sinned and seek to repent. We acknowledge that “we are dust and to dust we shall return.”

Fast and Abstinence – For Ash Wednesday and Good Friday

For members of the Catholic Church, the norms on fasting for Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. Abstinence from meat is every Friday as well as Ash Wednesday.

Lenten Schedule
Daily Mass: 7:30 and 11 a.m.
Fridays: Stations of the Cross at 11:30
First Fridays: Holy Hour and Morning Prayer