ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Join us every Tuesday Evening for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 5-7 PM in the Little Church
MORNING PRAYER & COMMUNION
Every Tuesday morning at 6:30 AM and Wednesday mornings at 8:10 am (before 8:30 am Mass) in the Little Church join your fellow parishioners for Liturgy of the Hours – Morning Prayer and Communion Service.
Please consider joining your parish family for our Lenten MISSION 2017 from Sunday, March 5 - Saturday, March 11, 2017.
The evenings are filled with powerful talks, prayer, liturgy, and song, and completed with a warm fellowship. Each evening begins at 7 PM in the Community Room.
For more information on MISSION, contact this year’s Lead Couple—Greg & Joyce Jones @ 947-5853 or the Parish Office at 627-2910 or email:Parish@JP2Parish.org.
Stations of the Cross will be offered twice on Fridays throughout Lent.
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday, April 9
Holy Thursday, April 13
Good Friday – April 14
Holy Saturday, April 15
Easter Sunday, April 16 – Masses of Resurrection at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 12 noon. (MC)
LENTEN NORMS & REGULATIONS
The norms and regulations that govern the Season of Lent are as follows:
ABSTINENCE: All Catholics who have reached their 14th birthday are bound to abstain totally from meat on the following days: Ash Wednesday, all Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.
FASTING: All Catholics between their 18th and 59th birthdays are also bound to observe the Law of Fast on the following days: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. This practice involves limiting oneself to a single full meal and avoiding food between meals. Light sustenance may be taken on two other occasions in the course of the day. Parents are encouraged to teach and implement the Rule of Fast with their children under 18.
EASTER DUTY: After they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, all the faithful are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. This precept must be fulfilled during the Easter Season, unless for a good reason it is fulfilled at another time during the year. This obligation must be fulfilled between March 9th (1st Sunday of Lent) and June 15th (Trinity Sunday).
RECONCILIATION: Catholics are bound by an obligation faithfully to confess serious sins at least once a year.
OTHER FRIDAYS OF THE YEAR: Catholics should be reminded that all other Fridays of the year remain as days of penance, in prayerful remembrance of the Passion of Jesus Christ.
OBLIGATION: The obligation which we have as members of the Church to do penance is a serious one. Furthermore, the obligation to observe, as a whole or “substantially”, the penitential days specified by the Church is a serious one.
While no one should hold himself or herself lightly excused, one should not become unduly scrupulous. Failure to observe individual days of penance is less serious than the failure to observe any penitential days at all or a substantial number of such days.
AN INVITATION: In the name of peace, and in union with the Bishops of our country, the faithful of this Diocese are invited to add voluntary fasting to the practice of penance during the Fridays of the year. Together with works of charity and service toward our neighbors, this practice would become a sign of our commitment to conversion, reconciliation and peace.