Lent and Easter

 

ASH WEDNESDAY February 14, 2018

6:30 AM Liturgy of the Word & Ashes
8:30 AM Lauds Morning Prayer
9:00 AM Mass with parish school followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 11:00 AM
12:00 PM Liturgy of the Word & Ashes
6:00 PM Rosary
6:30 PM Mass followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 9:00 PM


RECONCILIATION

St. Joseph will offer extended hours for Reconciliation during Lent (beginning February 16):

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

Click here for an Examination of Conscience (PDF)

A Guide to Confession | How to go to Confession Fr. Bill Byrne gives us a simple guide to better understanding and appreciating confession.
BustedHalo.com's fantastic introduction to the Sacraments series: Why do we have to confess our sins to a priest? Can't we just pray to God for forgiveness? If I sin but no one is affected then can I say, "no harm, no foul?"
“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 7:45 PM. All preceded by Simple Soup Supper at 6:00 PM in the parish hall. (February 16 through March 23)


SPECIAL LITURGIES DURING LENT

SOLEMNITY OF ST. JOSEPH (Celebrating our Patron Saint)
Monday, March 19

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 

PALM SUNDAY
March 24 & 25
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 or DONATE ONLINE

We will gather filled rice bowls
during our Holy Thursday liturgy
at 7:00 PM on March 29.

“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 March 30, 2018.

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, Archdiocese of Seattle


Holy Week

Monday, March 26th
MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK
8:30 AM Lauds
9:00 AM Mass
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Holy Hour with Eucharistic Adoration
Midday prayer at 11:45 AM

Tuesday, March 27th
TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK
8:30 AM Lauds
9:00 AM Mass
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Holy Hour with Eucharistic Adoration
Midday prayer at 11:45 AM

Wednesday, March 28th
WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM Reconciliation
8:30 AM Lauds
9:00 AM to Noon Eucharistic Adoration
4:30 PM to 5:50 PM Reconciliation
5:30 PM Rosary
6:00 PM Mass
7:00 PM Tenebrae Service

Thursday, March 29th
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 11:45 PM

Friday, March 30th 
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, March 31st
THE EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT (HOLY SATURDAY)

8:30 PM Mass incense will be used

Sunday, April 1st
SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION (EASTER)

7:30 AM, 9:30 AM* incense will be used, 12:00 PM,* and 5:30 PM Masses

*We expect the 9:30 AM and 12:00 PM Masses on Easter to be our most heavily attended. If you plan to attend one of these Masses, please plan to take the shuttle from the Issaquah public library.

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