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This week we enter in the sacred time in the life of the Church with Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. In this time of 40 days of prayer, penance and almsgiving, we are made aware of our failings and our need to grow in our discipleship of Christ, a reawakening of our longing to be with God forever. We know that Lent does not hold the minds and hearts of Catholics as it used to, but we who continue to honor the Lord with lives of service, can make a difference. We will all be challenged this Lent to be more generous with the gifts we have, moments and opportunities of prayer through daily Mass, the Rites of Christian Initiation celebrated at various Masses, the reception of mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and prayer times such as the Stations of the Cross and reflected moments.
Ash Wednesday Schedule, March 6, 2019
Horario para miercoles de ceniza, 6 de marzo 2019
7:30am English Mass
12:00pm Bilingual Ash Service
3:30pm Bilingual Ash Service
5:00pm English Ash Service
6:00pm English Ash Service
6:30pm Servicio de Cenizas en Español
7:30pm Servicio de Cenizas en Español
Guidelines for Lenten Practices
The Church asks that all Catholics fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, meaning one main meal and two smaller meals. On the Fridays of Lent, all should do their best to refrain from eating meat in an act of sacrifice. If one is a vegetarian, then another form of penance should take place. Please be aware that a diet restriction during Lent should not interfere with health issues. Also, the Church does not attach sin when one doesn't follow a Lenten observation, but rather it is our response to God's mercy and goodness.
Almsgiving during the Sundays of Lent for 2019
Once again, for the third year, there will be a second collection every Sunday during Lent to make our obligation to the Bishop's Annual Appeal. This parish is assessed $11,000 every year. Every year, we have been successful in paying off our obligation during Lent. It is a wonderful way to concretely practice almsgiving so that the Church can reach out to evangelize and to form new priests for the future.