LENTEN SCHEDULE



Lenten Evening Mass

7:00PM Monday through Friday (except Monday, April 10)

Monday Evening Prayer

7:30PM Monday evenings during Lent (except Monday, April 10)

Stations of the Cross

8:30AM Friday mornings during Lent (with the School Community)
and
7:30PM Immediately following 7:00PM Mass (except for Friday, April 14)


HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 2017

All Events will take place in the Church except where noted

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – April 8/9

All Masses will begin on the plaza in front of the Church for Blessing of Palms
5:00 p.m. Saturday
7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m.; 12:00 noon Sunday
(NO 7:00 p.m. Mass)

Monday of the Holy Week –April 10

Daily Mass 7:30 a.m.
Chrism Mass 8:00pm at the Cathedral Basilica in Newark
(NO 7:00 p.m. Mass)

Tuesday of the Holy Week –April 11

Daily Mass 7:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday of the Holy Week –April 12

Daily Mass 7:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Tenebrae Service
7:30 p.m. – right after the 7:00 p.m. Mass

 

THE SACRED TRIDUUM

Holy Thursday—April 13

Morning Prayer 9:00 am
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30 pm
Breads of the World (after 7:30 pm Mass)
Night Prayer at the Repository 11:30 pm

Good Friday—April 14

Morning Prayer 9:00 am
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3:00 pm
Living Stations of the Cross (Youth Group)  7:00 pm

Holy Saturday—April 15

Morning Prayer 9:00 am
Blessing of Easter Foods 11:00 am
No scheduled confessions and no 5:00pm mass

Easter Vigil 7:30 pm
This special vigil Mass begins outside in front of the Church with the blessing of  the New Fire

Easter Sunday—April 16
Mass:
7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am; 12:00 noon
(NO 7:00 p.m. Mass)

 

LENTEN REGULATIONS

The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. If possible the fast pm Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday Night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily His Resurrection. The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence. On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is permitted, and two (2) smaller meals, which, if added together, would not exceed the main meal in quantity.

Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to Fast. On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be eaten. Those who have reached the age of 14 are obliged by the law of abstinence.
The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence “substantially”, or as a whole, is a serious obligation. The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are designated as days of penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat some other practice of voluntary self-denial as penance.

The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter Duty*) extends from the First Sunday of Lent, March 5, 2017 to the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, June 11, 2017.

*Canon 920, §1. All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year.