“May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the endurance of Christ.”

-2 THESSALONIANS 3:5

Every Lent the Church asks three things of her members: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. These are three spiritual disciplines that actually grow your faith. But often our parishioners are heard saying how they wish they had a better prayer life, or a better relationship with God, or a deeper Catholic faith – yet they do not know where to start. A few “Our Fathers” here or a Scripture reflection there – and they soon give up the effort. This year we are asking all our parishioners to join together to Give Up, Pick Up, and Offer Up the same things for Lent 2020. Through these spiritual disciplines and practices your personal faith will grow, and so will the unity of our Church community. Our prayer is that we can hold each other accountable to growing in virtue and holiness this Lenten season as parish family. [Explicación en Español]

THE 6 WEEK PLAN

Week 1 (March 1-7)

Give Up: All Snack Foods and Sweets

Pick Up: Scripture Reading (Matthew 26-27)

Offer Up: For the Hungry and Thirsty

 

 

Dejar: Dejar de comer aperitivos y dulces.

Estrenar: Meditar sobre la Escritura (Mateo 26-27)

Ofrecer: Una oración por los hambrientos y sedientos.

Week 2 (March 8-14)

Give Up: All Non-water Beverages

Pick Up: Evening Examen

Offer Up: For the Imprisoned

 

Dejar: Dejar todas las bebidas, menos el agua.

Estrenar: El examen de conciencia de la noche.

Ofrecer: Una oración para los encarcelados.

Week 3 (March 15-21)

Give Up: Unnecessary Social Media

Pick Up: The Daily Readings

Offer Up: For the Sick and Home Bound

 

Dejar: Redes sociales innecesarias

Estrenar: Lecturas Del Día

Ofrecer: Una oración por los enfermos y los confinados a su casa.

Week 4 (March 22-28)

Give Up: The Noises in Your Life (Music, Podcasts, Talk Radio, etc.)

Pick Up: Divine Mercy Chaplet

Offer Up: Healing for Those with Addictions

 

Dejar: Dejar de escuchar todos los ruidos en tu vida (música, podcasts, charlas, etc.)

Estrenar: La Coronilla de la Divina Misericordia.

Ofrecer: Una oración de sanación por los que sufren de adicciones.

Week 5 (March 29-April 4)

Give Up: Entertainment Consumption (Netflix, YouTube, Cable TV)

Pick Up: The Rosary

Offer Up: For Those Who We Need to Forgive

 

Dejar: Dejar el consumo de entretenimiento (Netflix, YouTube, Televisión)

Estrenar: El rezo del Rosario.

Ofrecer: Una oración por los que necesitan de nuestro perdón.

Week 6 (Holy Week)

Give Up: Meat

Pick Up: 1 Extra Daily Mass

Offer Up: For Those Who Do Not Know Christ

 

Dejar: Dejar de comer carne.

Estrenar: Una Misa Diaria extra.

Ofrecer: Una oración por los que no conocen a Dios.

PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES

Ash Wednesday

 

Ash Wednesday opens the Lent season and comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the ashes are applied to a person’s forehead, the words, “Repent and believe in the Gospel” are proclaimed.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2020

Click Here For Ash Wednesday Schedule

Parish Reconciliation Service

 

Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ. See John 20:21-23 for more info.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2020

5pm-9pm in Main Sanctuary

Click Here For Additional Confession Times

Stations of The Cross

 

The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion and Death. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ’s last day. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual or group moves to the next station until all 14 are complete. The Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday night during Lent in the main sanctuary.

Fridays During Lent

-7:00PM in English (Main Sanctuary)
-8:30Pm en Español (Santuario Principal)
-Living Stations of the Cross on April 3rd & April 5th

Holy Week Times

 

During Holy Week, Christians commemorate the Passion of Christ, who died on Good Friday in reparation for the sins of mankind, and rose on Easter Sunday to give new life to all who believe. Thus, while Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, it also anticipates the joy of Easter through the recognition of God’s goodness in sending his son to die for our salvation. Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and concludes on Holy Saturday once the Easter Vigil begins.