A time to prepare…..There are 960 hours in Lent. How do you want to spend them?
During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting.
Lent lasts for 40 days — excluding Sundays — from Ash Wednesday to the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. It is a reminder of Christ’s 40 days of temptation and fasting in the desert, and of Israel’s 40 years of wandering in the desert. This penitential season of fasting, alms-giving, and special prayer is like a spiritual cleansing and renewal to draw closer to God.
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.
Ash Wednesday–February 14, 2024
- 8:20a.m. in English
- 7:00p.m. in Spanish
Friday Stations of the Cross
There will be bilingual Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 6:15p.m. in the church sanctuary.
Soup Suppers will follow Stations of the Cross on February 23 and March 22. Meals are sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the St. Dominic Latino Community
Opportunities for Confession during Lent
- Tuesdays 5-5:25pm (Spanish & English)
- Saturdays 3:30-4:30pm (English)
- Sundays 11:15-11:45am (Spanish & English)
Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service-
Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit
KC Fish Fry
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.
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.
Thursday, March 28–Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7:00p.m. — Bilingual Mass
Following Mass—Adoration until Midnight
Friday, March 29–Good Friday Mass of the Lord’s Passion
3:00p.m. Via Cruces (Beginning at Flores Park)
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy—Bilingual
Saturday, March 30–Holy Saturday
8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass—Bilingual
Sunday, March 31–Easter Sunday
8:00 a.m. Mass
10:00 a.m. Mass
12:00 p.m. Misa