Click here for Ash Wednesday and Lent 2019

The Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Masses for Ash Wednesday at Saint Michael's will be at 7:30 a.m., 8:10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Just a reminder of these important Lenten Regulations:

  • Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence.
  • All Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence.
  • Fasting means eating only one full meal with two smaller meals, which together do not equal the full meal. No snacking or eating between meals is allowed. Fasting obliges all Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59.
  • Abstinence means eating no meat, and no soup or gravy made from meat. Abstinence obliges all Catholics over the age of 14. Sickness, hard manual labor, pregnancy, etc. automatically excuse a person from these obligations. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that these are serious obligations. In cases of doubt or question, the priest who hears a person's confession should be consulted

On the Sundays of Lent, Saint Michael Parish will have solemn Eucharistic Adoration. Adoration will conclude with Evening Prayer (Vespers) and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 5:00 p.m.  If you are able, please sign up at the back of the center aisle for an hour each week so that we can have two to three people present for each hour.

Saint Michael’s will have Stations of the Cross on Thursday mornings at 8:10 and Friday evenings at 5:30 during Lent.

Have a blessed Lent!