Lenten Parish Opportunities

Becoming Something New in Christ

REFLECTION AND DEVOTIONS

Copies of Sharing the Bread of God’s Love, Lent for Families 2018: Daily Reflections, Prayers and Actions, and The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Lent 2018 are available in Church.


LENTEN BOOKS FOR REFLECTION AND DISCUSSION

  • Field of Compassion, by Judy Cannato
  • Barking to the Choir, by Gregory Boyle
  • The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within, by Christine Valters Paintner

If you would like to join a small faith group or start one, CLICK HERE for more information.


RECONCILIATION 

  • Individual Confessions on Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 am in Church.
  • Communal Reconciliation Service with Individual Confession for all – Parishes of Oak Park and River Forest on Monday, March 19 at 7:00 pm at St. Edmund Church located at 188 S. Oak Park Avenue.
  • Individual Confessions on Tuesday, March 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in Church.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in Church


STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Fridays at 7:30 pm in Church followed by Benediction


LENTEN SPEAKER SERIES

Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the McDonough Hall

February 27 – Ann Rhomberg, Sue Rhomberg, and Jay Herman, MD of Solidarity Bridge, ʺTo Heal and Be Healed: Becoming Something New through Christʹs MissionʺMore information to follow!


PARISH ALMSGIVING

Solidarity Bridge, together with our Bolivian partners and US supporters, responds to the need for accessible lifesaving surgery and medical care for families with scant resources in Bolivia.

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LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS

Wednesdays on February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21 at 6:30 pm in McDonough Hall.

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SUNRISE SHOE BOXES

Shoeboxes filled with personal care items will be collected and will be donated to various outreach organizations, including the Franciscan Outreach.

Collection begins Ash Wednesday, February 14, and ends Palm Sunday, March 25.

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LENTEN REGULATIONSFrom February 14 to the Paschal Triduum

Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent.

Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one‘s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.

The special Paschal fast, as well as abstinence, are prescribed for Good Friday and encouraged for Holy Saturday.


Regular Liturgy Schedule

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  • Saturday at 8 am and Vigil at 4:30 pm / Church
  • Sunday at 7:45 am, 9:30 am, 11:15 am and 5 pm / Church
    Family Mass Community at 10 am / School Gym
  • Monday – Friday at 6:30 am and 8:30 am / Church
  • Holy Days As scheduled – Check THE ARROW or this Web Page for future information.