HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Mass 7:00am | 8:15am | 6:00pm
Distribution of Ashes 12 Noon
Eucharistic Adoration between
Masses throughout the day.
Masses: Saturday 4:30pm
Sunday: 8:30am | 11:00am | 5:30pm
Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:00pm
Good Friday Service with
Veneration of the Cross – 12:30pm
High School Life Teen
Living Stations – 8:00pm
9:00am Morning Prayer with our RCIA Catechumens and Candidates
12:00pm Blessing of Food
8:30pm Easter Vigil Mass
8:30am | 11:00am
OFFERINGS FOR LENT
LENTEN JOURNEY CALENDAR
Pick up after Mass or stop in the office.
8:45am – 7:00pm
Adoration / Confessions
March 1 | 6:00pm
SOUP & BREAD
March 13, 20, 27
GUIDELINES FOR FASTING & ABSTINENCE
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday
When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal a day as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. No eating between meals.
Every Friday during Lent
Abstaining from eating meat. No eating between meals.
Excused from these guidelines:
those who are physically or mentally ill, pregnant, and nursing women.
One can also fast from the internet, social media, your comfortable chair, your favorite food. These small practices of self-denial strengthen us to say yes to God and legitimate needs of others.
PRAYER, FASTING AND ALMSGIVING
The traditional triad of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving are a path of purification for participating more fully in the Lord’s Passion and Resurrection which will be our principle meditation in Holy Week. These mysteries stand as the foundation of our Catholic faith.
SIGNIFICANCE OF RECEIVING ASHES
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross or Via Crucis, commemorate Jesus’ passion and death on the cross. There are 14 stations that each depict a moment on His journey to Calvary, usually through sacred art, prayers, and reflection. The practice began as pious pilgrims traced His path through Jerusalem on the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows).
The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum which extends from the evening of Holy Thursday through the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery.
The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.
The liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are:
– Mass of the Lord’s Supper
– Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
– Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord
SUPPORT LITTLE FLOWER PARISH
The Confessions of St. Augustine, St. Augustine
Introduction to the Devout Life, St. Francis de Sales
33 Days to Merciful Love, Fr. Michael Gaitley
The Lamb’s Supper, Scott Hahn
Rediscover Jesus, Matthew Kelly
The Hidden Ground of Love, Thomas Merton
Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri Nouwen
No Greater Love, Edward Sri
Come Be My Light, Mother Teresa
Story of a Soul, St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter, Laura Alary
What We Do in Lent, Anne E. Kitch
The Gifts of Lent, Donald H. Niedigk