Fasting & Abstinence: Adults who are 18-59 years old and in
good health are to fast and abstain from eating meat on Ash
Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting consists of eating one full
meal and two smaller meals that don’t add up to a single full meal.
All Catholics who are 14 years and older are to abstain from
eating meat on all Fridays in Lent. Please note: Cardinal Cupich has
declared that there will be no dispensation from this practice for Ash
Wednesday which this year is also Valentine’s Day.
Soup & Stations: Join your fellow parishioners each Friday in Lent
for a communal meal and time-honored prayer ritual. Soup and
bread are served at 6:30pm in the lunch room; Stations of the Cross
are prayed in church at 7:30pm. This Friday, February 16, soup
will be provided by the Parent Club and Stations will be led by
8th graders from our school.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Join parishioners from all four
parishes in our grouping at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on
Tuesday, March 6 for a communal celebration of God’s mercy and
forgiveness. Priests will be available to hear individual confessions
Operation Rice Bowl: Learn about our disadvantaged brothers
and sisters around the world, and pray, fast and give alms to
improve their lives with Catholic Relief Services Operation Rice
Bowl. Pick up a calendar of reflections, recipes and activities along
with a box in which to put your donation. Each week, bring the box
to Mass and add your donation to the bowl after Communion.
Lenten Reflection Books: Reflect daily on the Scripture readings
and other traditions of Lent using the books that are available in the
vestibule of church.