Regulations For Lent and Easter Triduum

The regulations for Lent and Easter Triduum follow:

 Lent is the principal season of penance in the Christian Year. Priests, religious and laity are strongly urged to develop and follow a program of voluntary self-denial, attentiveness to prayer, and especially to works of charity and mercy.

 Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015 and all the Fridays of Lent.

 Everyone 18 years of age and under 59 years of age is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015, and Good Friday, April 3, 2015.

 On these two days of fast and abstinence, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless 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 on these two days, but liquids including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.

 To disregard completely the law of fast and abstinence is a serious matter.

Lent: How Will You Prepare Your Heart This Lent?

 

See what Fr. Robert Barron has to say as he shares his reflections on Lent.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm3JK7JYAKs

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION will be all day Fridays beginning about 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS begin this Friday, February 20th, at 5:30 p.m. in the Church, followed by Benediction.

FISH FRYS begin this Friday, February 20th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Great Hall.

Friday Eucharistic Adoration – Jesus is Calling You!!

Jesus' beautiful faceOpen House. All are Invited.

Each week Jesus holds a special Open House in the peacefulness of our beautiful church.

He invites us to spend quiet time with Him to give thanks for blessings received and to tell Him about our pressing concerns.

Please consider signing up for a half-hour or more to visit Our Lord on Fridays beginning after the 8:15 a.m. All School Mass and ending with Benediction at 4:45 p.m.

It would be time well spent. And Jesus would love your company!

FAMILY FORMATION – A Different Approach to Religious Education

FAMILY FORMATION is a whole family approach to learning and living the Catholic Faith.

The Family Formation Program at Holy Cross serves families with children in grades K – 6. It is a faith formation opportunity for the entire family. Families are supported and encouraged in their efforts to pray, worship, and grow in faith together as a Catholic family.

For families whose children are not enrolled in a Catholic school, Family Formation fulfills the need for religious education and sacramental preparation. However, all families with children in grades K-6 are invited to come and be part of the Family Formation community.

For more information about Family Formation look under the ‘Faith Formaiton’ tab or if you would like to register for this year please contact Cindy Howie at 352-8748. The program begins in September.