Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence, that is, limited to a single, full meal and abstinence from meat.
The other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.
The law of fasting permits only one full meal a day, but it does allow the taking of some food in the morning and a second light meal at noon or in the evening, as you prefer. Persons who are 18 years old through 59 years old year are obligated to fast.
The law of abstinence from meat applies to all persons who of are 14 years old and older.
However, it is highly recommended that children from ages seven to fourteen years also follow the law of abstinence.
All Catholics are encouraged to receive Holy Eucharist frequently during Lent and to receive the Sacrament of Penance so that all may be prepared to celebrate more fully the paschal mystery. Those who have received their first Holy Communion are to receive Holy Communion during the Easter season.
The determination of these days of obligatory penance, as listed above, should not be understood as limiting the occasions for Christian penance. This penance is to help us see and shorten the distance between our present lives and the life God wants for each of us. “Penance should not be only internal and individual but external and social.”
Ashes will be distributed on Ash Wednesday:
7:30 am Mass at St. Joseph’s
12:15pm. Mass at St Bernard’s
5:30 Mass at Sacred Heart (no confessions or exposition from 6-7pm at Sacred Heart)
7pm. Mass in Spanish at Sacred Heart
Lenten Reading Materials will be put out on Ash Wednesday along with a calendar of our Lenten Schedule of Events. Books in English have been bought and are free for the taking in the book racks of the church on Wednesday. We also have inserts for the Sunday bulletins during Lent beginning next week.
Mass at 8:30 am followed by the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00 am.
Senior / Rehabilitation Center Mass Schedule
Timber Ridge 2pm 1st Tuesday of the Month
Chloe’s Care Home 3pm 1st Friday of the Month
Seaview Rehabilitation 2pm 2nd Tuesday of the Month
Granada Rehabilitation 2pm 3rd Tuesday of the Month
Wed., 6:00-6:50 pm
First Saturday, 9-10 am
Also by appointment
We ask for a two month notice and baptismal classes are required. Baptismal classes in Spanish are on the last Friday of each month at 7:00 pm.
Couples intending to marry need to call the parish office at least six months prior to the marriage. Marriage preparation classes are required.
Ministry to the Sick
If you would like to receive the Anointing of the Sick please call the parish office at 707-443-8429
In Case of Emergency
(Anointing of the Sick) on evenings or weekends please use the Emergency Number: 707-599-3456
Any calls to the office number at these times are directed to the Fax and may not be directed to the priests until the next day (if in the evening) or until Monday if calls come in on Friday-Sunday when the office is closed.
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