Posted on February 28, 2022 in: General News



Lenten Regulations on Fast and Abstinence

The following regulations are observed by Catholics during Lent:

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.

Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years old but not yet 59 years old.  Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal.  Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.

On these days, and by these disciplines, Christians prepare themselves for the renewal of their baptismal commitment on Easter.

St. Ann Calendar of Lenten Events

 *Sacrament of Reconciliation available every Saturday from 2:45-3:15 pm and by appointment

 *Weekend Masses: Saturdays at 4:00 pm and Sundays at 8:30 am and 11:00 am


Mar 2 – Ash Wednesday - Mass at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm, 5:00 pm Word service

Mar 4  -  Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm

Mar 11  -  Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm

Mar 15 - Taize at 7:00 pm

Mar 16 - Pray the Rosary at 7:00 pm

Mar 18 - Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm

Mar 25 - Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm

Mar 26 - Anointing of the Sick after 4:00 pm Mass

Mar 29 – Communal Reconciliation Service at 7:00 pm

Apr 1 -  Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm

Apr 5 - Holy Hour at 7:00 pm

Apr 8 - Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm

Apr 9/10 – Palm Sunday – beginning of Holy Week – Masses: Saturday at 4:00 pm and Sunday at 8:30 am and 11:00 am

The Triduum – the three most sacred days of the Church’s Liturgical Year

Apr 14 – Holy Thursday 7:00 pm Liturgy                                                                                        

 Apr 15 – Good Friday 3:00 pm Stations of the Cross and 7:00 pm Liturgy 

 Apr 16 – Holy Saturday  10:00 am Blessing of Easter food baskets and Easter Vigil Liturgy at 7:30 pm

Apr 17 – Easter - Masses at 8:30 am and 11:00 am

Other Lenten Opportunities:

FORMED.org – have a weekly family movie night and watch a movie about a saint; have daily Scripture reflections sent to your email; choose a faith series to view this Lent that will challenge you to grow in your faith – all free for St. Ann parishioners!

Also free: sign-up for daily reflections during Lent from Dynamic Catholic: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/lent/best-lent-ever.html

Reporting Abuse

Sexual Abuse Hotline: Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our Diocese to notify civil authorities, call Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064 and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.