Lent Resources

Prepare your heart for Easter. Check out some key resources for this liturgical season below.

Make sure to take a look at our Lent & Holy Week 2019 page and add those dates to your calendar!
You can also schedule confession directly on the myParish App.


Lent is a penitential season where we are asked to enter a period of intense prayer, fasting and alms giving

PRAYER

Please join us on Ash Wednesday
March 6

6:30 AM Liturgy of the Word & Ashes
8:30 AM Lauds (Morning Prayer)
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)

We will also hold extended
Reconciliation hours beginning March 8
Wednesday’s: 7:00-8:30 AM &
4:30-5:50 PM
Friday’s: 6:00-7:00 AM &
5:30-6:30 PM*
Saturday’s: 3:30-5:00 PM*
*no Confession on Good Friday
or Holy Saturday

Stations of the Cross and Soup Supper
Friday evenings during Lent
March 8 through April 12
6:00 PM Potluck Soup Supper
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross
Mass by candlelight immediately
following stations*
*Mass April 5 will be in Spanish

 

FASTING

FASTING: On a day of fasting, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals to maintain strength may be taken according to your needs; however, they should be smaller than usual. 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.

We are asked to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday (March 6) and
Good Friday (April 19).
We are also asked to abstain from
meat on Friday’s during Lent.

NOTE: The obligation of fasting binds Catholics who are 18–59 years old. The obligation of abstinence  applies to those 14 years and older.
These requirements do not apply when health or ability to work would be seriously affected.

 

 

ALMS GIVING

“Giving alms, Jesus teaches, means
making the needs of others our own, especially the needy of our world.”
www.catholic.org 

During the Lenten season, consider ways you can change your giving to be more intentional and prayerful.

Here are a few ideas:

Fill up your CRS Rice Bowl
We will pass them out on the
first weekend of Lent.

Increase your weekly giving amount to St. Joseph Parish and designate the funds for one of our many service ministries. You can do this online:
www.sjcissaquah.org/parish-stewardship

Donate non-perishable food items
to our food bank collection.
We’ll have a special collection
at the Masses on the Solemnity of
St. Joseph on March 19

Commit to one act of charity for
another person every day.