Friday, February 23, 2024
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Lent: Everything from Ash Wednesday to Holy Week

Fasting & Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence for those ages 14 and older.

For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.

 

Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2024

  • 6:30 a.m. Mass
  • 9:00 a.m. Mass
  • 12:05 p.m. Mass
  • 6:00 p.m. Mass

 

Confessions

  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wednesdays
  • 4:00 -4:45 p.m. Saturdays
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m. Sundays

 

Fridays of Lent

6:00 p.m. Meatless Meal in Saint Joseph Parish Hall
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross in the church

 

February 16
Fish Fry served by the Knights of Columbus

Febuary 23

Meatless Soups served by the Choir

March 1

Fish Fry served by the Knights of Columbus

March 8

Meatless Soups served by Encore Yoga

March 15

Meatless Soups served by the ACTS community

March 22

Fish Fry served by the Knights of Columbus

 

Special Events

Parish Mission with Karlo Broussard

Monday, February 12: An Apologetic Theology of the Eucharist

Tuesday, February 13: Eucharistic Miracles

 

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. every evening

churchofsaintmary.com/mission

 

Mardi Gras on February 13

Enjoy a delicious and free Mardi Gras meal served at 5:30 to 6:45  p.m. in the parish hall on Fat Tuesday.

The Menu is:

  • Corn Maque Choux (corn salad),
  • crawfish,
  • shrimp and
  • andouille sausage stew,
  • rice, jalapeno cheddar cornbread muffins and
  • king cake for dessert

Kids can enjoy face painting and mask making.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

5,000 Easter eggs will be hidden around campus on Easter Sunday. Easter egg hunts will follow both the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Masses on Easter Sunday, March 31. There will be separate spaces for big kids and little ones.

 

 

Holy Week

 

Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper includes the reception of the holy oils and the washing of the feet.

  • no morning Mass
  • 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • Adoration until midnight

Good Friday, March 29, 2024

  • no morning Mass
  • 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Confessions
  • 3:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
  • 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Confessions
  • 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross

Holy Saturday, March 30, 2024

  • no morning Mass
  • 8:15 p.m. Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass [no incense]
  • 10:30 a.m. Mass
  • 12:30 p.m. Mass [no incense]

Easter Egg hunts will follow the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Masses on Easter Sunday. There will be separate areas for big kids and little ones.

 

Which Easter Mass is best for your family?

  • The 8:15 p.m. Vigil Mass lasts about two hours. It includes incense and candlelight. Music is offered by the full choir. Expect plenty of room in the pews.
  • The 8:00 a.m. Mass features music by a small schola and the organ. No incense. This Mass is standing room only beginning around 7:45 a.m.
  • The 10:30 a.m. Mass is the most crowded Mass. Pews typically fill twenty minutes before Mass begins. The full choir will be singing and there will be lots of incense.
  • The 12:30 p.m. Mass includes a cantor, the pipe organ, but no incense.

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