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Parish Lenten Schedule

  • Ash Wednesday, February 14 Masses:  7:00 am,  8:30 am, & 5:30 pm;  Services with Ashes:  12:15 & 7:00 pm; Be sure to pick-up your Rice Bowls which will be available in the Church
  • EXALT Nights  Thurs, Feb 15 & Mar 21, in the Church  
  • Stations of the Cross  Fri, Feb 16, 23, Mar 1, 8, 15 & 22, at 7:00 pm in the Chapel 
  • The 99 Handbook Small Group Lenten Study Groups  Tuesdays (Feb 20, 27 Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26) from 1:00-2:00 pm in Rm. 138; Wednesdays (Feb 21, 28 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27) from 6:00-7:00 pm in Rm. 147
  • Lenten Program  Wed, Feb 21, 28, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:30 pm in Rm. 101  
  • Christ Renews Us Retreat/Women's  Sat, Feb 24, 8:00 am-9:00 pm in the Life Center Hall
  • Men's Night  Thurs, Feb 22, 6:30-8:00 pm in the Cafeteria
  • Knights of Columbus Fish Dinners  Fri, Mar 1, 8 & 22, from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Life Center Hall
  • Divine Mercy Chaplet  Thurs, Mar 7, at 7:00 pm in the Church
  • HNJ Penance Services Tues, Mar 12, 4:00 & 7:00 pm
  • Christ Renews Us Retreat/Men's Sat, Mar 2, 8:00 am-9:00 pm in the Life Center Hall
  • Food Packing Event  Sun, Mar 10, from 7:00 am-1:00 pm in the Life Center Hall
  • Teaching Mass  Wed, Mar 13, 6:00 pm in the Church
  • Solemn Evening Prayer  Thurs, Mar 14, from 7:00 pm in the Church

Fasting & Abstinence
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. All the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.  Fasting, almsgiving and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for baptism or of renewal of baptism  at Easter. 

Fasting is to be observed by all 18 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one's needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed.  
Abstinence is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. 


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