Padre Serra is hosting the following sessions:
Who is Responsible for the Current Clerical Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church?
Do All Faiths Believe in Heaven
Meeting Christ Through Sacred Signs
Fr. Leon Hutton
Wednesday, April 10
Fr. Patrick offers these additional ways to fast this Lent:
- Observed Ash Wednesday and Good Friday
- Applies to all persons ages 18 to 59
- One full meatless meal per day and two small meatless meals sufficient to maintain strength but do not equal a full meal
- Liquids, including milk and fruit juice, are permitted
- If health or ability to work is affected, fasting is not recommended
- Private, self-imposed observance of fasting on Lenten weekdays is encouraged
- Parents should ensure that children who are not bound by the laws of fasting and abstinence are taught an authentic sense of penance, conversion, and reconciliation
- Fr. Patrick offers additional ways to fast. Learn more Lenten Fasting
- Catholics are obliged and encouraged to confess sacramentally all serious sins not previously acknowledged in individual confession.
- Opportunities for reconciliation:
- Saturdays 3:45 - 4:45 pm
- Our Community Lenten Reconciliation Service will also have at least 12 loving priests to hear individual confessions. Please bring a can of food for the food pantry.
Liturgy and Devotions
- Catholics are encouraged to participate in the Eucharistic liturgy during Lent
- Devotions such as Stations of the Cross, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and other traditional practices – including increased prayer, Scripture and spiritual reading, alms, personal discipline, increased care and service to the sick and needy – are also recommended.
- All initiated Catholics are to receive Communion at least once a year and during the Lent and Easter seasons: first Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday unless it is fulfilled at some other time of the year.
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April 18 - 21
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Great Easter Vigil
“Paschal” refers both to Passover, and to the Lamb to be sacrificed – Jesus himself. Triduum simply means “three days” beginning with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday and continuing through sundown on Easter Sunday. The church considers the celebrations of the Triduum to be one liturgy with several “moments” rather than several separate liturgies. These moments include the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, the Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, the Great Easter Vigil on Saturday night and the liturgies of Easter Sunday.
Behind The Scenes
Holy Day Of Obligation
Message Of The Week