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LENT

ASH WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017
6:30 AM Liturgy of the Word & Ashes
9:00 AM Mass with parish school followed by Adoration until 11:00 AM
12:00 PM Liturgy of the Word & Ashes
6:00 PM Rosary
6:30 PM Mass followed by Adoration until 9:00 PM


RECONCILIATION

St. Joseph will offer extended hours for Reconciliation during Lent (beginning March 3):

Wednesdays 7:30 to 8:30 AM and 4:30 to 5:50 PM
Fridays 5:30 to 6:30 PM (no Confessions Good Friday)
Saturdays 3:00 to 5:00 PM
(no Confessions Holy Saturday)

Click here for an Examination of Conscience (PDF) 


“God never tires of forgiving us, and through the ministry of a priest he offers us an embrace that regenerates us and allow us to continue in our journey.”  -Pope Francis


SOUP SUPPER, STATIONS OF THE CROSS, MASS

Friday evenings during Lent, Stations of the Cross begin at 7:00 PM in the church
followed by Mass by candlelight at 8:00 PM.
All preceded by Simple Soup Supper at 6:00 PM in the parish hall. (March 3 through April 7)


SPECIAL LITURGIES DURING LENT

SOLEMNITY OF ST. JOSEPH (Celebrating our Patron Saint)
Monday, March 20

Please bring food donations to Mass to place at the statue of St. Joseph
8:30 AM Lauds
9:00 AM Mass 
6:00 PM Rosary
6:30 PM Mass
7:30 PM Spaghetti Dinner in McGirl Hall following the evening Mass 

PALM SUNDAY
April 8 & 9
Regular Mass Times, Incense at the 10:00 AM Mass


OPERATION RICE BOWL - For Lent, For Life!

Download the new CRS Rice Bowl App, a new way to bring Lent to Life!
The app includes daily reflections, a Lenten pledge tracker, Recipes from around the world, and videos of individuals you help through CRS Rice Bowl.

Make a difference in the lives of those in need!

(It is helpful to the parish if you convert any change into cash or check.)

We will gather filled rice bowls 
during our Holy Thursday liturgy 
at 7:00 PM on April 13.

“Human beings are God’s language of love, hope, compassion, and justice around the world. They call it Rice Bowl, I call it a gospel of love.” 
-Thomas Awiapo, CRS Speaker 2014

Go to the Operation Rice Bowl website for family activities, recipes from Operation Rice Bowl-featured countries, to download the Rice Bowl App, and more.


Lenten Obligations

For this penitential season, the Church draws on the wisdom of the Scriptures and tradition in suggesting a time of intense prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

Catholics in the United States are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays during the season of Lent. Catholics are also obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Self-imposed observance of fasting on all weekdays of Lent is strongly recommended, 
as is abstinence from meat on all Fridays of the year.

Good Friday is April 14, 2017.

Fasting. On a day of fasting, 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 the other full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are permitted.

Abstinence. On days of abstinence eating of meat is not allowed.

The obligation of fasting binds Catholics who are 18 - 59 years old. The obligation of abstinence applies to those 14 years and older. The law does not oblige when health or ability to work would be seriously affected.

The Chancery


Holy Week

Monday, April 10th
Monday of Holy Week
8:30 AM Lauds
9:00 AM Mass
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Holy Hour with Adoration
Including Rosary at 10:00AM, Midday prayer at 11:45AM
and Divine Mercy Chaplet at 2:50PM

Tuesday, April 11th
Tuesday of Holy Week
8:30 AM Lauds
9:00 AM Mass
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Holy Hour with Adoration
Including Rosary at 10:00AM, Midday prayer at 11:45AM
and Divine Mercy Chaplet at 2:50PM

Wednesday, April 12th
Wednesday of Holy Week
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM Reconciliation
8:30 AM Lauds
9:00 AM to Noon Adoration

4:30 PM to 5:50 PM Reconciliation
5:30 PM Rosary

6:00 PM Mass
7:00 PM Tenebrae Service
 

Thursday, April 13th
Thursday of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday)
7:00 PM Mass incense will be used immediately following Communion
Followed by Adoration at the Altar of Repose until Midnight; Compline (Night Prayer) at Midnight

Friday, April 14th 
Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)
7:30 AM Lauds (Morning Prayer)
10:45 Parish School Stations of the Cross
3:00 PM Stations of the Cross 
7:00 PM Liturgy and Veneration of the Cross

Saturday, April 15th
The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night (Holy Saturday)
8:30 PM Mass incense will be used

Sunday, April 16th
Sunday of the Resurrection (Easter)
7:00 AM, 9:30 AM incense will be used, and 12:00 PM Masses
There will be no evening Mass