Lent Begins Wednesday
February 17, 2021 (Ash Wednesday)
Ash Wednesday Services
Mass 8AM – St Paul Church – Ashes will be distributed.
Mass 7PM – Maris Stella Church – Ashes will be distributed.
Noon Prayer Service at both churches. – Ashes will be distributed
(Note: This year ashes will be sprinkled onto the head of the penitent)
Starting Thursday February 18th. Mass on Tuesday and Thursday will move from Sacred Heart Church to Maris Stella.
Starting February 24th until March 31st. Confession will be available every Wednesday, St Paul Church, 7PM.
Stations of the Cross: Every Friday during Lent after 8AM Mass, St Paul Church; Every Saturday during Lent after 8AM Mass, Maris Stella Church.
Adoration: Every Thursday after 8AM Mass until Noon, Maris Stella Church. A sign-up sheet will be available
Every Wednesday from 6-7PM, St Paul Church. And First Fridays, St Paul Church, 8:30AM to Noon.
Speaker Series with Father O’Leary
Walking the Passion of Jesus through the Sacraments
St Paul Church: Wednesdays,
March 3, 10, 17 and 24.
Following 8AM Mass 8:45am to 9:30am.
Presentation on St Joseph
Speaker: Barbara Bailey
Maris Stella Church
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting 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.