LENT & EASTER SCHEDULES

St. Aloysius/St. Theresa - 2018


ASH WEDNESDAY- February 14th


6:30am Distribution of Ashes – St. Aloysius

8:30am Mass and Ashes – St. Aloysius

7:05pm Mass and Ashes – St. Theresa


FRIDAYS OF LENT


Friday, February 16th , 7:00pm – Stations of the Cross at St. Aloysius

Light Refreshments Following


Friday, February 23rd , 7:00pm – Mary's Way of the Cross at St. Theresa

Light Refreshments Following


Friday, March 2nd , 7:00pm – Stations of the Cross(Confirmation Students) at St. Aloysius

Light Refreshments Following


Friday, March 9th , St. Theresa Fish Fry 5:00-7:00pm

7:00pm – Stations of the Cross at St. Theresa


Friday, March 16th , 7:00pm – Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Benediction at St. Aloysius

Light Refreshments Following


Friday, March 23rd , 7:00pm – Stations of the Cross(Confirmation Students) at St. Theresa

Light Refreshments Following


TRIDUUM - HOLY WEEK


Holy Thursday – March 29th

7:00p.m. at St. Aloysius


Good Friday – March 30th

3:00p.m. - Traditional Way of the Cross at St. Theresa

7:00p.m. Good Friday at St. Aloysius


Easter Vigil – March 31st

8:30p.m. at St. Theresa


EASTER SUNDAY – April 1st

8:00a.m. at St Theresa

10:30a.m. at St. Aloysius

St. Aloysius Annual Easter Egg Hunt Following Mass


*** See back side for confession schedule and other Lent opportunities***

ST. THERESA & ST. ALOYSIUS LENTEN CONFESSION SCHEDULE


As always during the year – 30 minutes before every Mass


Saturday March 10th St. Theresa 3:00-4:00pm St. Aloysius 5:00-6:00pm


Wednesday March 14th St. Theresa 6:00-7:00pm - extraordinary guest confessor


Thursday March 15th St. Aloysius 6:00-7:00pm - extraordinary guest confessor


Saturday March 17th St. Aloysius 3:00-4:00pm St. Theresa 5:00-6:00pm


Saturday March 24th St. Theresa 3:00-4:00pm St. Aloysius 5:00-6:00pm


FAITH EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES AT ST. ALOYSIUS


Sundays 9:15-10:15am - “Untold Blessings”, by Bishop Barron

Mondays 7:00-8:30pm - “Untold Blessings”, by Bishop Barron

Tuesdays Following Morning Mass – “7 Secrets of Confession”

*See individual group schedules for dates they will meet


Online opportunity: BestLentEver.com


THE MEANING OF LENT – Give Up, Take Up, Lift up – Jesus said, “'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ' You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:37b-40)


We can't love someone we don't know. If we want to love God, we need to meet him and spend time with him. How do we do that? We can listen to God's words in the Holy Bible. We can speak to him in the freedom and quiet of our heart. And we can come face to face with God in the sacraments, particularly the Eucharist and the sacrament of Reconciliation, where we can meet him in the person of Jesus Christ as often as we like.


We also meet Jesus Christ in each other. It is because God first loved us that we are able to love one another. Sometimes it is a challenge to see the face of Christ in our neighbor and to love our Lord Jesus in the person before us.


Coming to know our God more intimately through Jesus Christ is the work of our lives. That work began at our Baptism when we went down into the waters with Christ and rose to new life with him. Each year during Lent and the Triduum we ponder this mystery and we pray for the people who are preparing for Baptism at the Easter Vigil.


It is easy to get distracted from our relationship with Jesus. Too often we turn away from God and do our will instead of God's will. This turning back is called repenting(turning again). After a time of distraction or willful turning away we feel great sorrow that we have neglected or damaged our relationship with God and we do penance. Repentance and penance are two important works of Lent. Also during lent we come closer to God by spending more time praying, either with others or when we're alone, by fasting, which means eating less or giving up something that distracts us from knowing God, and by giving alms, which means giving money, time or possessions to help people in need.


God wants us to change the things we do so that our hearts, souls, and minds will overflow with divine love for God, our neighbors, and also for ourselves. Remember, we are to love others as we love ourselves. All of our work during Lent leads to Easter, when we will join in celebrating the Resurrection and the risen life that we receive in Baptism.