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LENT
  • Prayer

    Ash Wednesday:  Wednesday, March 1st. This is one of the most popular holy days in the liturgical year. The ashes used come from the burning of palms at Easter Vigil the previous year.

    Join us for Mass at 7:00 am and 7:00 pm

    Stations of the Cross: This Catholic devotion commemorates the last day of Jesus leading up to his crucifixion.  

    We go through this journey every Friday at 5:00 pm.

    Good Friday Stations of the Cross is at 3:00 pm.

    It takes less than an hour. 

    Weekday Mass: Have you ever been to a weekday Mass? This Mass is generally brief, contemplative and beautiful. There are no assigned seats, so don't be bashful.

    Masses are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am.

    Chrism Mass: During this Mass at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, Bishop Daly blesses the Holy Oils used for the upcoming year. This special Mass is Tuesday, April 4th at 5:15 pm. It lasts about an hour and includes all the priests of the diocese. All are welcome to witness this impressive ritual.

    Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper: Thursday, April 13th, 7:00 pm. On this important day in Jesus' life, we commemorate the first Mass and honor the institution of priesthood. Fr. Miguel will wash the feet of twelve parishioners to remember Christ's washing the feet of the twelve apostles.

    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 
    Holy Thursday, April 13th, following Mass until 11:00 pm in the office building. This is a good time to grow spiritually and stay connected to the celebration of the Eucharist. 

    Good Friday Service:
     Friday, April 14th, 7:00 pm. This day centers on the veneration of the Cross. No Masses are held, but you can receive the Eucharist, which was consecrated the night before on Holy Thursday. 

    Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 15th, 8:00 pm. We joyfully celebrate our catechumens and candidates into full initiation into the Catholic Church. Mass begins with a bonfire, then we process by candlelight into the church. It's a very special and beautiful Mass.

    Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 16th, Masses 8:00 am and 10:30 am. We celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, the end of Holy Week and the beginning of the Easter Season. 
     

  • Fasting and Abstaining

    What does this mean? For ages 18-59, fasting means to have only one full meal. You can eat a little at a regular mealtime, but the daily total intake should not be more than the one full meal. You should not eat between meals. For ages 14 and up, abstaining means one should not eat meat. 

    Catholics are to fast and abstain on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and to abstain on the Fridays of Lent. We do this as a reminder of Jesus' sacrifice for us.

  • Almsgiving

    The Catechism of the Catholic Church says almsgiving is a "witness to fraternal charity" and "a work of justice pleasing to God." (CCC 2462) At Our Lady of Fatima, the work of the gospel is a focus year round. During Lent, we highly encourage parishioners and friends to branch out and try something new.

    Operation Rice Bowl: Catholic Relief Services establishes life-sustaining programs in the poorest regions of the world. We join nearly 14,000 Catholic Communities in supporting their efforts. A small portion of your Rice Bowl donations will serve the needs of our local community. Please pick up a Rice Bowl in the vestibule and download the CRC Rice Bowl App to have daily Lenten reflections sent right to your phone.