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Lenten Activities

Lenten Regulations for Fasting and Abstinence

Abstinence from meat is observed on all Fridays during Lent by Catholics 14 years or older. Additionally, Catholics 18-60 years old observe fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Those bound by this rule may eat only one full meal. Two smaller meals (that all together are not equal to a full meal) are also permitted as necessary. Those who are sick, pregnant, nursing, or with a compromised health that would be adversely affected by fasting or abstinence should not consider themselves bound by these norms. Please note that the Archbishop has given a dispensation this year from the requirement for abstinence from meat on the feast of St. Patrick on Friday, March 17.

Lenten Fish Fry Dinners

Mark your calendars for the our Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry every Friday during Lent beginning Friday, February 24th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Be sure to join us for this annual tradition during Lent.

Stations of the Cross

Please join us every Friday during Lent for Stations of the Cross. Stations in English will be at 7:00pm and in Spanish at 7:45pm.

The Stations of the Cross, which follow the path of Christ from Pontius Pilate's praetorium to Christ's tomb are a popular devotion in parishes during Lent. In the 16th century, this pathway was officially entitled the "Via Dolorosa" (Sorrowful Way) or simply Way of the Cross or Stations of the Cross.

Lenten Penance Services

All penance services start at 7pm. Monday March 6th -- St. Thomas the Apostle Monday March 13th – Our Lady of LaSalette Tuesday March 14th – St. Ann Wednesday March 15th -- Holy Family Monday March 20th -- St. Joseph Tuesday March 21st – St. Catherine of Siena Tuesday March 28th – St. Michael the Archangel

Faith and Mission Sunday Lenten Series

Lent is a time of preparation for the Passion and Resurrection of the Suffering Servant, Jesus. Faith in Mission will offer a six-week Sunday series in Room 316 at 8:45am, beginning February 26, to learn more about suffering and how it draws us closer to God. Using Dr Paul Chaloux’s groundbreaking book "Why All People Suffer," we will rethink suffering, explore the four tasks of suffering, discuss suffering as part of Divine Providence, and dive into the theology of suffering. Studying this book is guaranteed to challenge us and encourage us to step outside of the way we think about suffering in our own lives and the world.

Women’s Lenten Video Series

Come and see how to be transformed as a Disciple of Christ. Lent is a perfect time to grow closer to God. This Lent St. Catherine’s will be hosting a video-based study presented by FORMED and taught by Dr. Edward Sri. The series will begin on Wednesdays, February 22 to March 22, 9:45am-11:30am. We will meet in Room 223 (across from the parish office), fellowship with discussion will follow each video. For more information and to register contact: Stephanie Tramonte:

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