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Lent

Ashes have now been placed on our foreheads in the sign of the cross, and we have heard the words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,” or “Repent and believe in the Gospel.”  This ritual symbolizes our humanity and mortality, including our need for ongoing repentance due to sin.  We are reminded that life is short and temporary on earth until we are in communion with God in heaven.  Thus, we are called during this Season of Lent to continual conversion and holiness of life.

We are called to reflect on what Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI calls“the very heart of Christian life: charity.”  He describes the Lenten Season as “a favorable time to renew our journey of faith, both as individuals and as a community, with the help of the word of God and the sacraments.  This journey is one marked by prayer and sharing, silence and fasting, in anticipation of the joy of Easter.”

The Letter to Hebrews says, “Let us be concerned for each other, to stir a response in love and good works”.

The Mass Times for Ash Wednesday are as follows:  7:30am, 10am (with the school), 12pm, 5:30pm, 7pm Liturgy of the Word in Spanish.

Let us join the Church in meditating on these words and living them in our daily life. May these holy forty days bring you closer to God and give you comfort and joy that we have gained eternal life through the Cross.

 

HolyWeek

Mass and Services Schedule

 Stations of the Cross:  Starting March 8th  and every Fridays of Lent at 4:00pm in Spanish and 6:00pm in English.

Palm Sunday:  April 14th.  The regular Mass schedule with the distribution of palms will be observed.

Holy Thursday:   April 18th. Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00pm.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00pm in the Parish Hall.  We do this to stay awake an hour with Jesus before His Passion.

Good Friday:  April 19th.  Stations of the Cross at 12:00pm; Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 2:00pm (English); “Seven Last Words of Jesus” is at 5:00pm (bilingual).

Holy Saturday:  April 20th, Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00pm.

Easter Sunday:  April 21st.  7:00am, 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am (Spanish), 1:00pm.  There will be no 5:00pm Mass.

Easter Monday:  April 22nd, Mass at 7:30am only.

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MASS SCHEDULE Saturday: 8:00 AM & 5:00 PM (Vigil Mass) Sunday: 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM (Spanish), 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM Weekdays: 7:30 AM & 5:30 PM Holy Days: Check bulletin schedule DEVOTIONS Tuesday: After the 7:30 AM Mass Fatima Devotion First Friday: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 7:30 AM Mass until 5:00 PM Benediction First Friday: Mass in Spanish at 7PM CONFESSION Saturday: 3:30 – 4:30

 

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