Ash Wednesday, Lent 2016 schedule

Lent is a time to surrender ourselves to prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

Ash Wednesday

Here is the schedule for Masses for Ash Wednesday, February 10th:

  • 12 noon UT Health Science Campus, Health Ed. Bldg. Room 110
  • 12 noon CCUP Church
  • 7:30 p.m. CCUP Church
  • 10 p.m. CCUP Church

Tuesdays during Lent

During Lent, the standard 12:05 p.m. daily Mass on Tuesdays are rescheduled to 8 p.m.


As we celebrate this year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis we will offer a series entitled: The Holy Year of Mercy: A Faith-Sharing Guide with Reflections by Pope Francis. Each session includes a Scripture passage, words from Pope Francis and personal reflection opportunities. There are questions with each session which help us understand the Scripture passage and discover its relevance to your life. It is a hope that through this faith-sharing each participant comes to experience the mercy of God and pass this on to others around them.

These sessions will be on Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. ending on March 21st. Open to students and permanent community! You can join us for any or all the sessions. For information contact Sr. Joy Barker at or 419.367.8047.


The Sacrament of Penance will be held Tuesdays at 7p.m. on Feb. 16th, Feb. 23rd and March 1st.


Here are some resources for Lent from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

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