MASSES: Monday – Friday: 6:45 AM & 8:30 AM
Saturday: 8:30 AM, 4:30 PM, 6:30 PM Polish Sunday: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM,1:00 PM Polish

Lent: A Time of Preparation

EXTEND AN INVITATION TO COME BACK HOME TO CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH

To become like Christ, we must spend each day doing the following three things: Prayer; Sacrifice (Fasting); and Good Works (Almsgiving).

On Ash Wednesday, we begin the Season of Lent. This Ash Wednesday is a special one, inviting everybody, especially those who have not been with us for awhile, to come back to Christ and the Church. There’s too much worry and loneliness out there. Many think they won’t be welcomed back. All we have to do is extend a hand, make an invitation, and be there for those people. Can we do that? Will we do that? We know there is an eternity of joy for those who believe in Christ and come together as a Church to worship him and follow his teachings. Our Catholic faith can’t make everything perfect, but it gives us the strength to face the doubts and darkness that comes with life. This Lent, please reach out and personally invite someone to come back. You are the hands, the eyes, the voice, the very face of Jesus Christ to someone who has been gone from us for a while. Invite them back…

Ash Wednesday Mass & Prayer Service

Masses: 6:45 AM • 9:30 AM (School Mass) •6:00 PM (English) • 7:30 PM (Polish)

Communion Services with Distribution of Ashes: 12:00 Noon • 4:00 PM


Lenten Calendar

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday starting March 4
7:00 PM in English; 8:00 PM Polish

Click Here an Audio Presentation of the Stations of the Cross

Adoration in Chapel

No Adoration on
Wednesday, March 2,
Monday,
March 21,
Monday, April 11 or
Monday, April 18

Adoration ends at 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 13

Mondays beginning at 8:30 PM until 9:00 PM.

Wednesdays beginning after the 8:30 AM Mass and ending Thursday before the 7:00 AM Mass.

First Fridays beginning after the 9:15 AM School Mass until 5:00 PM closing prayer with Benediction.

“Be Reconciled”

April 6, 2022
All day Confessions 9:00 AM-8:00 PM

Penance Communal Service

Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00PM in the church

Individual Confession

Monday April 11,  from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 12, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 13 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Part of any Lenten season means our traditional Friday Knight Fish Fry.

Fridays: March 11, March 25, and April 8

Start off with a delicious and fresh Shrimp cocktail appetizer, then move on to a choice of baked or fried fish, shrimp and pasta, our renowned salad bar and soups, and all the traditional sides. Then finish it off with an ice cream sundae or some homemade desserts.

Don’t miss this great St. Margaret Mary Tradition (and it is a delicious one)!

Click Here for Our Lenten Fish Fry Menu & Details

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About Lenten Fast & Abstinence

All persons who have completed their fourteenth year are bound by the law of abstinence.

Fast: All adults are bound by the law of fast from the beginning of their nineteenth year up to the beginning of their sixtieth year.

Explanation: The law of abstinence means that a person is bound to abstain beginning the day after one’s fourteenth birthday. The law of fast means that adults are bound to fast from the day after their eighteenth birthday until the end of the day of the fifty-ninth birthday.

Application: The law of abstinence forbids the eating of meat and foods prepared with meat or meat by-products. The law of fast allows only one full meal and two lighter meals in the course of a day, and prohibits eating between meals.

In the United States, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. All other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence only.

Exceptions: Women who are pregnant and persons who are sick are not bound by the law of fast.

Here are some fasting and cooking resources:
Creighton Online Ministries: Cooking Lent (includes a prayer with every recipe):
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