Here is what you need to know:
[Lent Begins on Ash Wednesday: February 14, 2018]
Masses will be offered at: 8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
A Word Service with Distribution of Ashes will be offered at: 5:00 p.m.
[LENTEN REGULATIONS: Fasting and Abstinence During Lent]
- Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent.
- Everyone 18 years of age and under 59 years of age is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
- On these two days of fast and abstinence, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless 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 on these two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed.
- To disregard completely the law of fast and abstinence is seriously sinful.
- Lent is the principal season of penance in the Christian year. All of the faithful are strongly urged to develop and follow a program of voluntary self-denial (in addition to following the Lenten regulations), serious prayer and a performance of works of charity and mercy.
[Friday Stations of the Cross]
Join Us for Stations of the Cross in the church on Fridays during Lent at:
2:00 p.m.* and 7:00 p.m.
*please note: our school children will be present and will lead Stations most Fridays at the 2:00 p.m. Stations
Experience the healing Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturdays from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. or attend the All Parish Reconciliation Service on Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m.
- Pick up a Little Black Book for Lent to help guide you in prayer and renew your encounter with Christ during Lent 2018
- Learn More about Your Catholic Faith: Go to www.FORMED.org You should see the registration box for parishioners. Type in the parish code: DHTGWY. Now set up your username and a password. You will be all set to use the great programs on FORMED.org anytime, simply by logging in.
- Visit our Parish Library located in the coat room of the Church and check out a Lenten themed book. Find a complete listing of these resources at www.stjamesge.org/parish-library
- Check out resources available on the web, such as Matthew Kelly’s Program: Best Lent Ever., the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Lent 2018: Raise Up. Sacrifice. Offer. , or check out video clips, podcasts and blog posts by Ascension Press here.