The Lenten Season is a powerful time of our Church year to put extra effort into changing into the person that Jesus wants us to become. To help with this the following is being offered in our parish.
During Lent we will have daily Mass at the following times:
Monday at 5:15pm and Tuesday-Friday at 8:00am.
Every Wednesday at 5:15pm
Communal Confession at St. Mary’s Parish on Monday, March 31 at 7:00pm
Communal Confession at Sacred Heart Parish on Sunday, April 13 at 3:00pm
Communal Confession at St. Elizabeth’s Parish on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00pm
Stations of the Cross and Lenten Meatless Meal
Every Friday during Lent (starting March 7th) we will pray Stations of the Cross at 6:00pm. After Stations, there will be a meatless meal in our Parish Hall.
Small Faith Sharing Groups
As a parish we are organizing small groups for faith sharing. We will be using the book that our diocese has recommended. Each group will consist of 6-8 people and will meet in each other’s homes. To sign up to be part of a group, please e-mail Fr. Keith at
Adult Education Classes
History of Confession and Why It Is Important To Go
Fr. Keith will teach this 2 week class on March 27 and April 3 from 7:00-8:00pm in the Parish Hall. He will discuss how this Sacrament was celebrated in the early Church and how it evolved to our current format. He will also talk about the reasons why it is important for all Catholics to take advantage of this Sacrament. All adults are welcome to attend.
Lenten Silent Retreat
On Saturday, April 12 from 10:00am-1:00pm Fr. Keith will lead a silent retreat in our church and parish hall. The retreat will focus on the Passion of Christ according the gospel of Luke. Lunch will be included with this retreat. All those of high school age and older are welcome to attend this retreat.
Chrism Mass (at the Cathedral)
Our bishop will celebrate the Chrism Mass on Thursday, April 10 at 11:30am. During this Mass our bishop will bless the sacred oils that will be used for the celebration of Sacraments throughout our diocese for the next year. Everyone is welcome to attend this very special Mass.
Holy Week Services
Palm Sunday, April 12/13. We begin this Sacred Week remembering the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem. Our Mass schedule is the regular weekend schedule of Saturday at 5:15pm, Sunday at 8:30am and 10:30am.
Daily Mass on Monday at 5:15, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:00am.
Communal Confession on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00pm in our church. There will be 5 priests present to hear confessions.
Mass of the Last Supper on Thursday, April 17 at 7:00pm. We will celebrate the Last Supper in a special way with the washing of feet and the bringing forward of the Rice Bowls. The Mass ends with a Eucharistic Procession around the church. At the end of the procession, the Eucharist is placed on the altar and then the church remains open until midnight for people to stay and pray with Jesus in the garden.
Good Friday Services on April 18 at 12:10pm and 7:00pm. During these services will focus on the Passion of Christ and the revelation of the cross.
Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 19 at 8:30pm. This is the highlight of our year! During this Mass we celebrate the resurrection of Christ by bringing new members into our Church through baptisms and professions of faith.
Easter Morning Masses on Sunday, April 20 at 8:30am and 10:30am. We continue the celebration of the resurrection in our morning Masses.