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Living Lent Fully

A note from your pastor:

My friends in Christ:

Every year, as I approach the Lenten Season, my Spirit rejoices. For so many of us, Lent is a personal time of peaceful reflection, for intimacy with the crucified Jesus, and for a more conscious embrace of the corporeal and spiritual works of mercy. It is a wonderful time for us to choose to do something spiritually that we normally do not do at other times of the year.

Some choose to read a spiritual book; be more generous with their charity; go to daily Mass; return to the Lord in the Sacrament of Reconciliation; attend one or more of the Adult Faith Formation programs; pray the rosary daily; or help in a homeless shelter or a soup kitchen.

No matter what you decide to do, please know your intention to draw closer to our crucified Lord delights his Sacred Heart. This page will be updated regularly with information and links to help you live your Lenten journey and prepare to celebrate the Divine Mystery of Christ's Redemptive Sacrifice and Resurrection on Easter.

God bless!
Monsignor Francis W. Beach, Pastor


 Helpful Links for Living Lent Fully

During Lent, Catholics are called to deeper prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. But why? These short articles give an excellent explanation.  

Ideas for Children and Families

Best Lent Ever by Matthew Kelly, founder of Dynamic Catholic

This program delivers a short video and meditation to your email (or phone) every day of Lent. Millions have used this program to make Lent more meaningful and grow in their faith.

Formed: A Lent to Remember and other offerings

If you're not signed up yet, go to formed.org and enter our parish code M8GJX2.

The resources are so numerous and excellent! Here are just a few:

  • A Lent to Remember: 5-Week series of exquisite videos preparing us to accept God's healing forgiveness
  • Short videos by highly acclaimed apologists explaining the readings of Sunday Mass
  • Daily Lenten Reflections including video, reading from the catechism, and how to apply to your life
  • Many movies, books, and recordings

Daily Readings - U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops:

 

 

 

 

Parish Lenten Schedule

Confession (Sacrament of Reconciliation) during Lent:
  • Saturdays 3:30-4:15 pm (in the Chapel)
  • Sundays 9:15-9:45 am (in the Chapel)
  • Monday, March 12 at 7 pm (with visiting priests during the parish Mission)
  • Good Friday, March 30 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm (in the Chapel)
  • Holy Saturday, March 31 from 3:30 - 4:15 pm (in the Chapel)
Stations of the Cross:
  • Fridays in Lent (Feb. 16 through March 23) at 2:25 pm and 7:00 pm
  • Live Stations by the school children CANCELLED for safety reasons
  • Good Friday at 7:30 pm
Adoration of Our Lord:
  • Every Thursday following the 9:00 am Mass, continuing throughout the day and concluding with Benediction at 7:00 pm
  • St. Jude Novena recited at the beginning of Adoration and at the conclusion at 7:00 pm
Holy Week Schedule: Try to avail yourself of the many opportunities to deeply celebrate the holiest days of our Faith!
Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • 9:00 am: Morning Prayer in the Chapel
  • 7:30 pm: Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
  • After Mass: Adoration until midnight with a special Holy Hour starting at 11:00 pm
Good Friday, March 30, 2018
  • 9:00 am: Morning Prayer in the Chapel
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm: Confession
  • 3:00 pm: Celebration of the Lord's Passion with distribution of Holy Communion
  • After 3:00 pm liturgy: The Divine Mercy Novena in the Chapel
  • 7:30 pm: Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • 9:00 am: Morning Prayer followed by the Blessing of Easter Food
  • 3:00 pm: Divine Mercy Novena in the Chapel
  • 3:30 - 4:15 pm: Confession
  • NO 4:30 pm Vigil Mass
  • 7:30 pm: Solemn Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 12:00 pm (noon): Mass in St. Jude Church
  • 10:15 am: Mass in Cafeteria at St. Jude Education Center (school) 
  • 3:00 pm: Divine Mercy Novena in the Chapel

The Divine Mercy Novena will continue to be prayed at 3:00 pm each day during Easter Week in the Chapel, culminating in celebration of the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass  jointly with St. Stanislaus Parish at their church in Lansdale, beginning at 3:00 pm. Confession will also be available.