LENT 2022

Reflect. Repent. Restore.

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ’s will more faithfully. We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ’s death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ. (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, usccb.org)


Lenten Holy Hour
and Evening Prayer

Every Wednesday, 7:00 PM
March 9, 16, 23, 30, & April 6

Stations of
the Cross

Every Friday, 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM
March 11, 18, 25, & April 1, 8

Holy Rosary

Rosary and Novena to the Miraculous Medal
Every Monday, 7:00 PM


Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Saturday, April 9
Join us for breakfast with the Easter Bunny.
We have games, crafts, face-painting, and..
The Saint James Easter Egg Hunt!


Palm Sunday
of the Lord’s Passion

Saturday, April 9
Sunday, April 10
8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 noon
All masses will begin outside of the Church for Blessing of Palms

Daily Mass

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
7:30 am

Chrism Mass

Monday, April 9
8:00 pm
Chrism Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark


Holy Thursday

April 14
Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:30 pm
Night Prayer at the Repository – 10:00 pm

Good Friday

April 15
Children’s Stations of the Cross – 10:00 am
The Lord’s Passion – 3:00 pm
The Church will remain open for individual prayer

Holy Saturday

April 16
No Sacrament of Reconciliation and No 5:00 pm Mass

Easter Vigil

April 16
7:30 pm
This special vigil Mass begins in front of the Church with the blessing of the New Paschal Candle and Fire

Easter Sunday

April 17
8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 noon

Are you looking for ways to engage your family during Lent?
We have some tips and suggestions.


  1. Days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffer- ing 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 permit- ted, 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.
  2. The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence “substantially,” or as a whole, is a serious obligation.
  3. 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.
  4. The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter Duty*) extends from the First Sunday of Lent, March 6, 2022 to The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, June 12, 2022