Ash Wednesday; Wednesday, March 1st
6:30 AM, 8:30 AM (with School students), 12:00 PM, 7:00 PM
* Please note that these are the only times in which ashes will be distributed
Once again this year, our Parish is happy to offer a special program of Lenten activities during the Wednesdays of Lent which we are calling "Lenten Wednesdays". It will be held on: March 8th, March 15th, March 22nd, and March 29th.
On each of these Wednesdays, we will have a "Poor Man's Supper" beginning at 5:30 PM which will include a brief reflection on the Sunday Mass Readings for the coming week and time for small group discussion. Following the supper, we will have Stations of the Cross at 6:30 PM in Church, and the Sacrament of Confession will be available following Stations.
School Stations of the Cross
In addition to the Stations of the Cross which will be prayed during each of the "Lenten Wednesday" programs, we will also gather with our school students each week for Stations of the Cross during the following times:
Tuesday, March 7th @ 2:00 PM
Thursday, March 16th @ 2:00 PM
Tuesday, March 21st @ 2:00 PM
Thursday, March 30th @ 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 4th @ 2:00 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Traditionally, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the focuses of our Lenten practice.
We will be offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the following times each week:
Every Wednesday in Lent; 7:00 PM, following Stations of the Cross (except Ash Wednesday, February 10th)
Every Saturday; 8:30-9:00 AM, then from 3:30-4:30 PM
In addition, we will hear Confessions on Monday of Holy Week, April 10th at 7:00 PM
* Please note that as we have done in the past, there will be NO Lenten Penance Service since we will be offering Confessions on all Wednesdays of Lent, twice on Saturdays, and with extended periods of Confessions during Holy Week. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also available at any time by appointment by calling the Parish Office.
Wednesday, April 5th @ 5:00 PM
We are happy to once again offer this great St. Al's tradition! This will take the place of the Poor Man's Supper for this week. Stations of the Cross will follow the Meal at 6:30 PM and Confessions will be heard at 7:00 PM.
Friday, April 7th @ 7:00 PM
The word Tenebrae means “shadows” in Latin. As Scripture is read and hymns are sung by the Saint Aloysius Choir the Sanctuary is progressively darkened as the candles are extinguished. At one point all of the candles are put out to symbolize Christ’s three days in the tomb and then finally a single candle is returned so that its light might symbolize the Resurrection.
Holy Week: April 9th-15th
Palm Sunday; April 8th & 9th
5:00 PM Vigil - Saturday March 19th
7:30 AM; 9:00 AM (Spanish); 9:00 AM (Holy Trinity; South Street); 10:30 AM; 12:00 PM
Monday, April 10th
6:30 PM - Confessions available in Church
Tuesday, April 11th
6:30 PM - "Living Stations of the Cross" presented by our School Students; all are invited to attend
Wednesday, April 12th
1:15 PM - "Living Stations of the Cross" presented by our School Students; all are invited to attend
6:30 PM - Confessions available in Church; this is FINAL time Confessions will be available before Easter!!!
The Sacred Triduum
Holy Thursday; April 13th
* Please note that there is no Morning Mass on Holy Thursday so the Clergy can attend the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral
Mass of the Lord's Supper; 7:00 PM
The Gathering Center remains open until 12:00 Midnight for visiting of the Blessed Sacrament
Good Friday; April 14th
Morning Prayer; 8:00 AM (Gathering Center)
Liturgy of the Lord's Passion; 3:00 PM (Church)
The Repository will remain open in the Gathering Center during the Day until 3:00 PM for quiet prayer