LENTEN SCHEDULE



Week night evening Mass at 7:00pm

begins Thursday, February 15 (Mondays through Thursdays)

Stations of the Cross at 7:00pm

Friday evenings through March 23, 2018

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 2018

All Events will take place in the Church except where noted

 PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION — March 24/25

Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am & 12:00 noon
All Masses will begin outside of the Church for Blessing of Palms

MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK-March 26

Daily Mass 7:30 am
Chrism Mass 8:00 pm at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark (Please note: there will be NO 7:00pm Mass at St. James Church this evening)

TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK-March 27

Daily Mass 7:30 am & 7:00 pm

WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK-March 28

Daily Mass 7:30 am & 7:00 pm

 

THE SACRED TRIDUUM

HOLY THURSDAY – March 29

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

GOOD FRIDAY – March 30

Morning Prayer 9:00 am
The Lord’s Passion – 3:00 pm
Living Stations of the Cross – 7:00pm

HOLY SATURDAY – March 31

Morning Prayer 9:00 am
Blessing of Easter Food 11:00 am
(No Reconciliation and No 5:00 pm Mass)

EASTER VIGIL – 7:30 pm

(This special vigil Mass begins in front of the Church with the blessing of the New Fire)

EASTER SUNDAY – April 1

Mass Schedule ~ 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm 

 

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.