2020 Lenten Message Series: A Lenten Equation
Beginning with Ash Wednesday and throughout the Sundays of Lent, Fr. Kevin, Fr. John and Fr. Juan will share A Lenten Equation; a homily series designed to unite our temptations and struggles to Christ on the Cross. Please join us each Sunday of Lent VIA OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL to hear how it all adds up! See our Lenten schedule and resources below.
ASH WEDNESDAY MASS Feb. 26
Distribution of ashes at all Masses & Service
English: 8:00 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 4:00 p.m. (Service) 6:00 p.m. Spanish: 7:30 p.m.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED
Every Wednesday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Thursday 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. (English)
Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (English)
Saturday 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. (Spanish)
THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU: Opportunity for quiet prayer and confession
Mar. 30 St. John and St. Joseph, Time TBD
REGIONAL RECONCILIATION SERVICES
Mar. 31 Holy Family, Middletown – 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Apr. 1 St. Peters, Libertytown – 5:00-8:00p.m.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Fridays during Lent
English 7:30 p.m. Spanish 8:15 p.m.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL FISH FRY
Sr. Margaret Bauer Evangelization Center
Fridays during Lent 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
ideas for your lenten journey
Come to Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesdays (except Ash Wed.) 3:00 – 8:00p.m.
Go to daily Mass
Participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent
Read the daily Scriptures
Participate in Stations of the Cross
Daily examination of conscience
Learn the Divine Mercy Chaplet
Learn to pray Liturgy of the Hours
Pray the rosary
Learn the Angelus prayer
Make a list of daily prayer intentions
Grab a prayer app for your smartphone like Laudate, Pieta, or St. John’s “myParish” App
Participate in a “prayer a day” program via email
More LENTEN VIDEOS, BLOGS, WEBSITE links BELOW
Days of Abstinence: No meat can be eaten on Ash Wednesday and all of the Fridays during Lent. This applies to all Catholics 14 and older.
Days of Fast: Only one full meal is permitted on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday for Catholics between 18 and 59. Two smaller meals are permitted, but the
small meals should not equal a second full meal. Drinking coffee, tea and water between meals is allowed. Snacks between meals are not allowed.
ANNUAL LENTEN FOOD DRIVE: Help restock the shelves of the Frederick Food Bank. Our Faith Formation classes will be doing weekly themed food
collections as their parish-wide Lenten project. The schedule is: Feb 29/March 1—Cereal Sunday: breakfast cereal and bars
March 7/8 —Sandwich Sunday: peanut butter, jelly, tuna, etc.
March 14/15—Sudsy Sunday: bath soap and household cleaning products
March 21/22—Side Dish Sunday: mac & cheese,
pastaroni, canned veggies and fruit
March 28/29— Spaghetti Sunday: spaghetti, cheese, sauce
Please, no glass jars!
Operation Rice Bowl (Coordinated by the Social Justice Ministry): Lenten program that helps Catholics focus on sacrifice for our sisters and brothers around the globe. Rice bowls are available at church entrances.
Best Lent Ever: Receive a daily short inspirational email during Lent. Visit www.dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever
Minute Meditations: Receive a brief Lenten-focused reflection each day. Visit http://blog.franciscanmedia.org/minute-meditations.
Daily Lent Meditations from Franciscan Media
Daily Lenten Reflections from Bishop Robert Barron
Lenten Digital Retreat
more ideas for your lenten journey
Downsize your wardrobe & donate items to St. Vincent de Paul
Visit a parishioner or family member in the nursing home
Give a gift card to someone in need
Make a meal for a home-bound neighbor
MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRAYER AND REFLECTION
From the United States Conference on Catholic Bishops
Liturgical Resources for Lent & Easter
The Seven Penitential Psalms and the Songs of the Suffering Servant
10 Things to Remember for Lent
Daily Reflections on Lent from St. Anthony
Stations of the Cross- St. John’s Schedule: Fridays during Lent. English 7:30 p.m., Spanish 8:15 p.m.
Stations of the Cross Meditation by Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington
Get inspired during Lent
Check out these great VIDEOS:
LENT IN 3 MINUTES
FR. MIKE SCHMITZ TALKS ABOUT PREPARING FOR LENT
WHAT IS LENT?
LENT: KEEP IT SIMPLE WITH THE 1-1-1 PLAN
A Digital & Social Media Lent Guide
An Illustrated Guide to the Triduum