LIVING THE WORKS OF MERCY
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me,
naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me… And the king will say to them in reply,
‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Reading: First Monday of Lent, Matthew 25: 35-36, 40
THE LENTEN DISCIPLINES
Catholics are encouraged to devote more time to prayer during the Lenten Season, especially prayer with Scripture, and in preparation for Good Friday and Easter Sunday, to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
All Catholics age 14 and up are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and ALL Fridays of Lent. Catholics age 18-59 are obligated to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday (limit oneself to one full meal and two light meals, with no food eaten between meals; when possible, prolong the fast through Holy Saturday).
Combine almsgiving with prayer and fasting. Spend less by eating/drinking/buying less and donate the money saved to the poor.
Pick up Giving List during Lent and return donations by March 21
CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY – Lent at the Cathedral Works of Mercy booklet
Begins Ash Wednesday
OPERATION RICE BOWL – CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
Program to feed the hungry, Ash Wednesday – Easter Sunday, April 4
STATIONS OF THE CROSS ON FRIDAYS
SCRIPTURE REFLECTION, FRIDAYS AFTER STATIONS
OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONFESSION –
WEDS 11-11:50AM, FRI DURING/AFTER STATIONS, SATS 3-3:45PM
PARISH EVENING CONFESSION OPPORTUNITY, MON, MAR 1, 5:30-6:30PM
Multiple priests will be available for confession that evening.
Confession by Appointment: Fr. Peter Mangum, Fr. Joseph Ampatt
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE IN THE CATHEDRAL:
Palm Sunday, Mar 28, 4:00pm Vigil; 8:00am, 11:00am, 5:30pm
Tuesday, Mar 30: Chrism Mass, 6:00pm
Thursday, Apr 1: Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 6:00pm
Good Friday, Apr 2: Passion/Veneration, 3:00pm; Stations, 5:30pm
Saturday, Apr 3: Easter Vigil Mass/Sacraments of Initiation, 7:45pm
Easter Sunday, Apr 4, Masses: 8:00am, 11:00am, 5:30pm
Living the Works of Mercy
Pope Francis reminds us: “faith finds expression in concrete everyday actions meant to help our neighbors in body and spirit by feeding, visiting, comforting and instructing them.” The Corporal Works of Mercy are found in the teachings of Jesus and give us a model for how we should treat all others, as if they were Christ in disguise. The Works are “charitable actions by which we help our neighbors in their bodily needs” (US Catholic Catechism for Adults). As Lent approaches, many Catholics are spending time considering what to do during this Holy Season. In addition to giving something up for Lent, Pope Francis encourages us to focus on the Corporal Works of Mercy (the seven Works are listed below along with suggestions for living them out in our daily lives). Remember to pick up a CRS Rice Bowl and a Lenten Giving Tree tag (for Catholic Charities, Hope Connections, Renzi Center). This year, as a parish, we will together: