Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years and older.
Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.
Ash Wednesday is February 18th.
Lenten materials are now available on the tables in the back of church. For daily reflection there is the “Little Black Book”. For various Lenten meditations there is a brochure entitled “the WORD among us”. If you want to participate in the CRS Rice Bowl, there are Rice Bowls on the table also. Please take advantage of these materials.
Parish Mission at St. Francis of Assisi facilitated by Fr. Bob Ray – February 22, 23, & 24, evenings at 7:00pm.
Stations of the Cross begin on Wednesday, February 25th and will continue each Wednesday during Lent at 6:30 p.m. Please join us in praying the Passion of Christ.
Anointing of the Sick – Friday, March 13th at the 10:00am Liturgy
Lenten Communal Penance Service – Thursday, March 26th, 7:00pm
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – FRIDAYS DURING LENT
Beginning Friday, February 20th and continuing on each Friday throughout Lent (except Good Friday). Eucharistic Adoration will be held at the Passionist Monastery Chapel (please enter through the Monastery front door) from 12:00 Noon-3:00 PM. All are welcome to come and enhance their Lenten experience.