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Lenten Events at St. Jude Parish

Lent Begins with Ash Wednesday on March 6, 2019

Mass Every Saturday During Lent at 8:00am
Please join us every Saturday during Lent for Mass in the Church at 8:00AM. The first Saturday will remain a healing mass. 

Lenten Wednesday night Holy hours 
Wednesdays during Lent •  After 6pm Mass until 8pm
Come and journey this Lent through the SORROWFUL MYSTERIES. Be a part of our St Jude Holy Hour on Wednesday nights starting after the 6pm mass (around 6:45pm) until 8:00pm in the church. The first one will take place on March 20th.  Each Holy Hour provides an opportunity to spend time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and go to Confession.  There will be reflections and or music focusing on a different SORROWFUL MYSTERY each week to help us strengthen our faith this Lent.  

Stations of the Cross
Every Friday during Lent at 11am and 6:30pm • On Good Friday: Living Stations of the Cross at 6pm. Regular Stations of the Cross following the 3pm Good Friday Service. 
The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ's last day. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are completed.

Confessions During Lent
In addition to the regular confession times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30am and Saturdays at 3:30pm, during Lent confessions will also be heard on Fridays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Please note that confessions will not be heard on Good Friday or Holy Saturday. 

Lent-Friendly Meals Served By St. Jude Ministries
Join us on Fridays for Soup and Bread Lunches served in the Parish Hall after the 11am Stations of the Cross  •  Every Friday, Lent-friendly dinners will be served after the 6pm Mass in the Parish Hall by St. Jude Ministry members.  

Divine Mercy Novena
Beginning Good Friday through Divine Mercy Sunday, the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited in the Church.  
Divine Mercy Chaplet Schedule:
4/19 - 2:15pm - Good Friday
4/20 - 3:00pm - Easter Vigil
4/21 - 3:00pm - Easter Sunday 
4/22 - 8:45am
4/23 - 8:45am
4/24 - 8:45am
4/25 - 8:45am
4/26 - 8:45am
4/27 - 3:45pm
4/28 - 8:15am - Divine Mercy Sunday

Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord's Supper, April 18th  • Mass at 7pm (no 8am or 6pm Mass on this day)
Renewal/recommissioning of ministries and washing of feet at Mass. Altar of Repose open after Mass until midnight in the Chapel, followed by the Rosary.

Good Friday
Good Friday of Passion of the Lord, April 19th  • Services at 3pm and 7pm (no 8am or 6pm Mass on this day)
Stations of the Cross following the 3pm service. Living Stations of the Cross at 6pm in the Church. 

Good Friday Pilgrimage: Please join us for St. Jude’s Annual Pilgrimage on Good Friday, April 19, 2019.  Gather in the Church from 9 to 9:30 am for an opportunity to pray and meditate on the Crucifixion accompanied by quiet, instrumental music. 

At 9:30 am, a brief opening prayer in the Church will begin the approximately 4.9 mile route through neighborhoods served by St. Jude Parish (the route follows the same path as last year's walk and is stroller-friendly).  As a tangible reminder of the Way of the Cross of our Lord, there will be opportunities to carry one of the traveling pilgrim crosses during the walk.

Water will be available during the walk and a light lunch will be served in the Parish Hall at its conclusion. All are welcome!

Easter Vigil Mass
Holy Saturday, April 20th   Mass at 8pm
No Confessions or 5:00 PM Mass on this day.   

The Resurrection of the Lord
Easter Sunday, April 21st • Mass at 7am, 9am, 11am, 1pm and 5pm
Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. GN 1:1


Procedures for Fasting and Abstinence During Lent


"As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus' thirst...'Repent and believe' Jesus tells us. What are we to repent?  Our indifference, our hardness of heart.  What are we to believe?  Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor -- He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you."

 -Blessed Teresa of Calcutta