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”.
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.
Mass and Services Schedule
Stations of the Cross: March 23rd. 4:00pm in Spanish and 6:00pm in English.
Palm Sunday: March 25th. The regular Mass schedule with the distribution of palms will be observed.
Holy Thursday: March 29th. 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: March 30th. 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: March 31st. Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00pm.
Easter Sunday: April 1st. 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am (Spanish), 1:00pm. There will be no 5:00pm Mass.
Easter Monday: April 2nd, Mass at 7:30am only.
|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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