Lent 2019 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, March 6th:
- Noon at Corpus Christi (Liturgy of the Word & Distribution of Ashes)
- Noon on UT’s Health Science Campus, Health Education Building, Room 100 (Liturgy of the Word & Distribution of Ashes)
- 7:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi (Mass & Distribution of Ashes)
- (No 10 p.m. Mass)
*Next year we will be adding a noon Ash Wednesday service on Main Campus!
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
We are offering Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays during the spring semester from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Crucifixion Chapel. Please join our parish community for this time of prayer and reflection. Please note: There will be no Adoration Friday, March 8th, because of Spring Break.
Stations of the Cross
Meditate on the Stations of the Cross during Lent. Booklets are available at the first Station located in the floor in Church. (Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Lenten Evening of Reflection for our Permanent Community
Thursday, March 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Church. Please contact our secretary
Becky (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Tuesday, March 26 if you would like to attend.
Join Fr. Jeremy and Dr. Peter Feldmeier as they continue to journey through the Bible! It’s not too late to join. Come when you can! Every Wednesday 5:30-7 p.m. in the Church (except for Mar. 6 and Apr.17).
Lenten Care Bags
Help support local pantries and shelters by collecting non-perishable food items and toiletries in a paper bag and bring it to the Newman Rooms no later than Palm Sunday, April 14. Volunteers may also be needed to help deliver the bags on April 15.
Here are some resources for Lent from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Watch this page for more information, as it will be updated with more information soon.