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Journey Lent with St. Mark

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. We seek the Lord in prayer during Lent by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms and practicing self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's will more faithfully. We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ's death, died to sin and evil, and began a new life in Christ.
Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection. In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God's gifts—not only through the distribution of money but also through sharing our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: "Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446).
In Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics.
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Mondays in Lent
7 pm | Triduum Bible Study 
March 6, 13 & 20  
The Triduum Bible Study session will now be offered at 7 pm on Monday evenings. Location TBD
Fridays in Lent
7:00 pm | Stations of the Cross [Inside the Church]
Hosted by:
Feb 24: Knights of Columbus
March 3: Lenten Youth 
March 10: Guadalupanas 
March 17: Deacon Charlie 
March 24: Youth Confirmation & RCIA 
March 31: Hospitality and Environment Committee
Lenten Healing
4:30 pm | Confessions (Multiple priests available)
5:30 pm | March 19, 2023
Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday, April 6, 2023
Morning Prayer: 8:30 am
Stations of the Cross led by the School: 11am
Mass of the Lord's Supper: 7:00 pm
Good Friday, April 7, 2023
Morning Prayer: 8:30 am
Liturgy of the Lord's Passion: 1:00 pm
Stations of the Cross at 7pm
Holy Saturday, April 8, 2023
Morning Prayer: 8:30 am
Church open for silent prayer: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Confessions: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Easter Vigil Mass: 8 pm
Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023
Masses: 8:00 am, 10 am, 12:00 pm (Español)