…[T]he norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. From http://www.usccb.org
6:00 PM Bilingual
Ashes will only be distributed after the homily, not at the end of Mass, or at the office.
We will have Stations of the Cross every Friday evening at 6:00 PM followed by a Soup Supper provided by parish organizations.
…is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for parishes, schools & families. Participants fast, pray, & give during Lent, following Jesus’ call to live in solidarity w/the poorest & most vulnerable.
A cardboard Rice Bowl (available in the back of the church) is the traditional tool used to collect your Lenten alms. A Calendar is provided with each cardboard Rice Bowl to provide inspiration for your Lenten journey. Daily reflections, weekly prayers, meatless recipes and stories of hope from around the world will inspire you through the 40 days of Lent.
There are Lenten issues of The Word Among Us available on the tables at the doors of the church.
Mass and the Eucharist
In order to celebrate the great feast of our redemption more fully, plan to participate in this study of “the source and summit of the Christian Life.” Beginning on March 10 Father Johnnie will offer this course based on Fr. Robert Barron’s series, Eucharist. The class will meet on four Mondays, March 10-31, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The cost for the class is $5.00. Please bring a Bible and Cathechism. If you don’t have one, they will be available for purchase. Credit for catechists is available. If you are interested in attending, please call the office, (901) 346-2380.