Ash Wednesday, Lent 2018 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.
Here is the schedule for Masses for Ash Wednesday, February 14:
- Noon on UT’s Health Science Campus, Health Education Building, Room 105 (Mass & Distribution of Ashes)
- Noon at Corpus Christi (Liturgy of the Word & Distribution of Ashes)
- 7:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi (Mass & Distribution of Ashes)
- 10 p.m. at Corpus Christi (Liturgy of the Word & Distribution of Ashes)
Lenten Evening of Reflection for our Permanent Community
Thursday, March 15th
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Church
Please contact Fr. Jeremy no later than Monday, March 12th, if you would like to attend.
Lenten Mid Day Musters
Join in a discussion over lunch, following noon Mass, of the Scripture readings for the following Sunday on Wed., Feb. 21, 28, March 7, 15, 21. Open to all parishioners. Pre-register for lunch to the parish office by the Monday before the discussion, 419-531-4992.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30-4 p.m. (except March 2nd, 6th or 9th due to Spring Break and Good Friday) in the Daily Chapel.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
The Chaplet of Mercy is recited using ordinary Rosary beads of five decades. The Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Faustina and followed by a closing prayer. 3 p.m. in the Daily Chapel during the Fridays of Lent (except March 2nd, 9th and Good Friday).
Stations of the Cross
Meditate on the Stations of the Cross during Lent. Booklets are available at the First Station located in the floor of the Church or at the tables in the Gathering Space. Monday – Wednesday, 9-5 p.m. and Fridays, 9-6 p.m.
Here are some resources for Lent from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: