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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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Fridays in Lent
7:00 pm | Stations of the Cross [Inside the Church or Around the Campus]
Hosted by:
Feb 16: Father Albert
Feb 23: Vivatus Ministry
March 1: Lectors 
March 8: Knights of Columbus 
March 15: Guadalupanos 
March 22: Deacon Charlie 
March 29: El Ministerio Bendición
Lenten Healing
March 10, 2024
4:00 pm | Confessions (Multiple priests available)
5:30 pm | Healing Mass
Holy Week Schedule
Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024
Morning Prayer: 8:30am
Stations of the Cross led by the School: 11am
Mass of the Lord's Supper: 7:00pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 8pm-8am
Good Friday, March 29, 2024
Morning Prayer: 8:30am
Liturgy of the Lord's Passion: 3:00pm
Stations of the Cross at 7pm
Holy Saturday, March 30, 2024
Morning Prayer: 8:30am
Church open for silent prayer: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Easter Vigil Mass: 7:30pm
Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024
Masses: 8:00am, 10am, 12pm