ash wednesday logo-crossThis Wednesday, February 18, is Ash Wednesday,the beginning of the Lenten Season. There will only be one Mass at 7:30 a.m. and ashes will be distributed at that Mass.

The Lenten Schedule of Masses is:

Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m.
Way of the Cross: Fridays 7:10 a.m.
Saturday, 4 pm
Sunday: 8:30 and 10 a.m.

Fast and Abstinence
The regulations on Lenten fast and abstinence are:
On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, those who are
18 but not yet 60 are allowed only one full meal. Two
smaller meals are allowed as needed, but eating solid
foods between meals is not permitted.
Abstinence from Meat
Those who are 14 years of age or older are to abstain
from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of

We invite you to participate in:

crs rice bowl imageOperation Rice Bowl:
A few years ago, Catholic Re-
lief Services added a new feature to its annual Lenten
Rice Bowl program. In addition to encouraging par-
ticipants to donate money to combat hunger and pov-
erty, CRS introduced recipes from various countries
that it helps, encouraging people to try the meatless
meals during Lent. Seventy-five percent of the money
raised by CRS Rice Bowl goes to fight poverty and
hunger in nearly 100 countries worldwide; the re-
maining 25 percent assists local hunger efforts. This
year marks the 40th anniversary of the CRS Rice Bowl
Program. On Palm Sunday, the Rice Bowl is brought
to Mass.  More info here.