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.
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
We go through this journey every Friday at 5:00 pm.
Stations of the Cross is at 3:00 pm.
It takes less than
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.
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am.
Chrism Mass: During
this Mass atThe
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
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
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
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 onAsh
Friday, and to abstain on the Fridays of Lent. We
do this as a reminder of Jesus' sacrifice for us.
of the Catholic Churchsays
almsgiving is a "witness to fraternal charity" and "a
work of justice pleasing to God." (CCC 2462) AtOur
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
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 yourRice
Bowl donations will serve the needs of our local
community. Please pick up aRice
the vestibule and download theCRC
Rice Bowl Appto
have daily Lenten reflections sent right to your phone.