Lent & Holy Week

Lent & Holy Week

Lent 2022: Lent began on Ash Wednesday March 2nd and lasts for 40 days. Click here for the livestream of one of our Ash Wednesday Masses. Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We invite you to examine your life and invite Christ into it in a new way this Lenten season. There are some great Lenten resources on FORMED including Lent with Brother Francis for the children in your life! You can also check out The Bible App and sign up for one of the many Lenten Catholic bible studies.

Ash Wednesday: Thank you to all who made our Ash Wednesday Mass possible! It was a blessing to begin our Lenten journey together. 

Rosary: For the duration of Lent the rosary will be recited before weekday Masses Tuesdays- Fridays at 8:30am in the chapel.

Stations of the Cross: Every Friday during Lent we will be praying the stations of the cross at 7pm in-person (including Good Friday, April 15th).

Parish Mission:  We partnered with St Benedict’s as a satellite location for their Lenten Parish Mission March 20-22. Mary Maher & Eleanor Seagraves and members of Regnum Christi who work for the Archdiocese of Chicago joined us via live video. We explored a deep dive into prayer as a place of revealing our identity as children of God. It will wonderful to be able gather again in person to sing and pray together and even enjoy some casual fellowship time!  Thanks to all those who made it possible.

Reconciliation: We encourage you to come to the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent- here is an examination of conscience. Weekend reconciliation times are every Saturday from 3:30-4:15pm. Weekday reconciliation times are Thursday and Friday, 8:30-8:50am. Special Lenten reconciliation times are April 2, from 10-11:30am and April 7 from 7-8:30pm

Palm Sunday: Mass will be celebrated April 9 at 4:30pm and April 10 at 9am (live-streamed) and 11:15am

Holy Week 2022

Chrism Mass: The Chrism Mass will be celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral Basilica on April 12th at noon. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 restrictions coming to an end, there will be no physical distancing or masking required. Attendees are welcome to take personal precautions (i.e. masking) as they wish.

Triduum: Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil on April 16th. Mass and service times are as follows:

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7pm followed by Eucharistic Adoration at the Altar of Repose until 10pm.

Good Friday: Family Service from 10-11am; The Passion 3-4:30pm; Stations of the Cross 7pm.

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil 8pm