Calendar of Events

 

February

 

February 2: First Friday - Candlemas - The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The blessing of the candles will precede the 6:30 PM Mass. As with the Epiphany water, you are welcome to bring your candles before Mass so they can be included in this blessing.


February 3: First Saturday - The Feast of St. Blaise 

The blessing of throats will take place after the 9:00 AM Mass, before Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Altar Server Practice

Little Flowers


February 4: Sexagesima Sunday


February 11: Quinquagesima Sunday


February 14: Ash Wednesday

Ashes will be distributed at the beginning of the 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM Masses. This is not a holy day of obligation, but it is one of the two days of strict fast and abstinence (along with Good Friday).


February 18: First Sunday of Lent
February 22:
Chair of the Feast of St. Peter, the Apostle

A plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions to the members of the Confraternity of St. Peter.


February 25: Second Sunday of Lent

March

 

March 2: First Friday

Stations of the Cross and a potluck meatless soup supper will follow the 6:30 Mass.


March 3: First Saturday

Exposition and Benediction following the 9:00 AM Mass

Altar Server Practice

Little Flowers


March 4: Third Sunday of Lent
March 11: Fourth Sunday of Lent - Laetare Sunday
March 18: Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 19:
Feast of St. Joseph
March 25: Palm Sunday
The blessing of palms and the Palm Sunday procession will take place prior to the 10:30 AM Mass.
March 26: Monday of Holy Week

Mass will be at 8:00 AM.


March 27: Tuesday of Holy Week

Mass will be at 8:00 AM.


March 28: Spy Wednesday

Mass will be at 8:00 AM.


March 29: Holy Thursday

On Holy Thursday, the day we celebrate the institution of the Eucharist, we will have ceremonies at 7:00 PM. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, at the altar of repose, will take place until 12:00 midnight.


March 30: Good Friday

We will have Stations of the Cross beginning at 3:00 PM and the liturgy with the exaltation of the Holy Cross will follow. Please consider getting off work early on Good Friday.

Note that Good Friday is a day of strict fast and abstinence.


March 31: Holy Saturday

The Easter Vigil will begin at 8:30 PM with the blessing of the fire.



Holy Family

 

February is dedicated to the Holy Family

 

"Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you."

~ Saint Thomas Aquinas ~