Ash Wednesday Masses: Feb. 14 at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm - no incense used.
Fridays of Lent (Not March 29)
Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament:
* ends 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 16 and 23
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
*ends 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 16 and 23
Self-Guided Stations of the Cross:
*Noon-1 p.m. on Feb 16 and 23
Guided Stations of the Cross:
Noon—12:30 p.m., in March only
Guided Stations of the Cross and Lenten Meal
Stations begin at 6:30 p.m. and after the Stations of the Cross a simple Lenten Meal will be served by the following ministries:
Feb. 16: Adult Faith Formation Ministry
Feb. 23: Prison Ministry
March 1: Richmond Friends of the Homeless
March 8: Migrant Ministry
March 16: No Meal (Lunch will be provided by the Knights of Columbus at retreat on the next day)
March 22: Praying Hands Prayer Shawl Ministry
Sign up for the meals or visit the Welcome Table in the Commons.
Lenten Retreat with Fr. Gregory Kandt - Father Gregory will lead a Lenten retreat on Models of the Eucharist on Sat. March 16th from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. It is an opportunity for reflection on the Blessed Sacrament during the year of Eucharistic Renewal. Lunch will be provided. Click here to sign up.
RISE Against Hunger Meal Making Event - Rise is a global meal packing event to fight hunger in the world. The parish is hosting the event on Sat. Feb. 17th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. You can sign up at the Welcome Table in the commons the weekends of Feb. 3/4 and 10/11.
- Best Lent Ever 2.0 – Don’t Be a Consumer, Be a Disciple - CLICK HERE
- Free daily Gospel reflections from Bishop Barron - CLICK HERE
- Sign up for the Hallow app and pray using Hallow this Lent and beyond - CLICK HERE
- Loyola Press offers many resources for your Lenten journey - CLICK HERE
- Ignatian Spirituality offers a wide variety of retreats and resources online at CLICK HERE
Regulations for Fasting and Abstinence
Fasting is to be observed by all 18 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. 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 all 14 years of age and older. On a day of abstinence no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fasting and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence.
All of the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.