ASH WEDNESDAY and GOOD FRIDAY are days of fast and abstinence. FRIDAYS OF LENT are also days of abstinence. FASTING is to be observed by everyone 18 years of age and older and who have not yet celebrated their 60th year. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed. ABSTINENCE is observed by everyone 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence, no meat is allowed. Note that when health or the ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priests should be consulted. Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and preparation for baptism or renewal of baptism at Easter. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily His Resurrection.
On The Road To Calvary
Church of St. Gregory the Great
During the season of Lent in this Year of Faith, we are invited to draw closer to Jesus by reflecting on our lives, spending time in prayer, repenting of our sins, and doing good deeds. Come take up this beautiful journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter.
Preparing for the Journey Prayer prepares us for the Lenten journey Adoration - every Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, followed by Benediction at 7:00 PM Miraculous Medal Novena - every Monday after the 8:30 AM Mass Rosary - weekdays and Saturdays after the 8:30 AM Mass Ash Wednesday - Masses 7:00 and 8:30 AM, Services for distribution of ashes - 12:15, 5:30 and 7:00 PM
Walking the Walk
Provisions for the Journey
Sunday Liturgy—- Saturday 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM and Sunday 7:30, 9:00, and 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon and 6:00 PM Daily Mass - 7:00 AM (except Saturday) and 8:30 AM Stations of the Cross—- Fridays in Lent at 7:30 PM Confessions—- 20 minutes before every Mass (except 7:00 AM weekday Mass) and Saturdays at 3:30 PM Catholicism series starts February 15 - see bulletin or website for details Terrific Tuesday - February 19, 7:30 to 8:30 PM - “Living Out the Church’s Teaching on Sexuality With Joy and Faith” Lenten Family Mission - from March 9 to March 13 with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal St. Joseph’s Feast - from March 11 to March 19, Novena to be said after weekday Masses or on your own. St. Joseph’s Day Celebration on March 19 after the 8:30 AM Mass Reconciliation Service—- March 5 at 7:00 PM
GYM (Gregorian Youth Ministry) - call Renee Madaio at (609) 587-1131 ext. 404 or (609) 259-9091 for information Prayer Group - Tuesdays at 7:30 PM in the chapel Interested in becoming Catholic? Call Pat Seladi at (609) 587-1131 ext. 244 or (609) 448-8319 RCIA Catechumens and Candidates - remember their special Lenten journey in your prayers Adoptive Family Liturgy - Saturday, March 16 at 6:30 PM, refreshments following in Ferrante Hall Young Adult Group - Call Kristin Perilli at (609) 587-1131 ext. 231 or email email@example.com
Home Life gives us the tools we need to help our families become stronger and healthier. Become INTENTIONAL and learn ways to nurture faith at home. Visit the Home Life Center and parish website for more ideas and FREE materials Join a ministry to serve the parish or to help people in the community. See the parish website for information on ministries Make a donation to the poor box in the gathering space. Funds go to Mount Carmel Guild Go to confession during Lent and monthly thereafter Fast, abstain, and do other acts of penance
Journey’s End - Easter Triduum
Holy Thursday Good Friday Easter Vigil, inclusive of Easter Sunday Masses (See bulletin for Holy Week schedule)