LENT

A time to prepare…..There are 960 hours in Lent. How do you want to spend them?

In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus invites us to “Come, follow me.” We invite you to join us in spiritual opportunities to rekindle your journey to follow Christ and deepen your relationship with him. All are welcome.

PRAYER–

Ash Wednesday–March 2, 2022

  • 8:20a.m. School Mass (Open to all. Masks required.)
  • 6:00p.m. Mass (English)
  • 7:30p.m. Misa (Espanol)
  • Mass at Annunciation Parish is at 5:30p.m.

Friday Stations of the Cross

There will be bilingual Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 7:00p.m. in the church sanctuary.

Parish Prayer: Daily Prayer at noon–wherever you are!

  • Together as a parish we will pray around noon time…pray one Hail Mary and thank God for two blessings of the current day.

Extended Opportunities for Confession during Lent

  • Tuesdays 5-5:25pm (Spanish & English)               
  • Saturdays 3:30-4:30pm (English)
  • Sundays 11:15-11:45am (Spanish & English)
  • Tuesday of Holy Week 6-7pm (Spanish & English)
  • Wednesday of Holy Week 6-7pm (English)
  • Holy Thursday 8:15-9:15pm (Spanish & English)
  • Good Friday 8:15-9:15pm (Spanish & English)

Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service-

Sunday, March 20th at 4:00p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration in the Chapel

  • 5:00-5:30p.m. on Monday
  • 5:00-5:30p.m. on Tuesday
  • 7:30a.m.-11:30p.m on Friday

FASTING

Fasting & Abstinence Guidelines

Catholics in good health ( ages of 18-59) Fast & Abstain from Meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Catholics (age 14 and older): Abstain from meat on all Fridays in Lent.

Fasting: only one meal, with the possibility of 2 smaller snacks that do not add up to a single full meal.

Why fast? From one perspective, we eat less in the hope that there will be more for others who need it. But there is a second reason. Fasting creates an emptiness, a space or a hunger which speaks for a deeper hunger that we have for Jesus.

ALMSGIVING

The call of Christians to charity is a frequent theme of the Gospels.  During Lent, we are asked to focus more intently on “almsgiving,” which means donating money or goods to the poor and performing other acts of charity.  As one of the three pillars of Lenten practice, almsgiving is a witness to charity and a work of justice pleasing to God.


During Lent, your family may want to choose a special charity to donate to.  Some families have a simple meal, such as soup, once a week during Lent and donate the money saved by having a simple inexpensive meal, to a favorite charity.

CRS Rice Bowl

We encourage you to participate in the CRS Rice Bowl Program with St. Dominic this year. You can pick one up at the Church Welcome Center after Mass or at the Parish Office.

Each time before you eat, put some change in your Rice Bowl. Stop for a moment and think about the people in the world who do not have enough money for food. Are you hungry enough to sacrifice some change in order to eat? Your sacrifice will help to feed another human being. Almsgiving builds community mindfulness.


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