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Lenten Schedule 2018

Ash Wednesday—February 14 Mass & Distribution of Ashes at 8:00 am, 9:30 am, and 7:00 pm.

Stations of the Cross—Prayed each Friday of Lent starting on February 16 and concluding on March 23 at 7:00 pm in the Church.

Diocesan Evening of Confession—Held at each parish in the Diocese of Cleveland on Wednesday, February 28 from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Area Communal Penance Service—Sunday, March 18 at 4:00 pm at St. Joseph Parish, 1761 Second Street, Cuyahoga Falls.

Confessions – Confessions are heard every Saturday from 3:00-4:00 pm. In addition confessions are heard the Monday (March 26) prior to Easter from 7:00-8:00 pm.

Fasting & Abstinence – Our observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, a day of fast and abstinence for Catholics. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of universal fast and abstinence. Fasting is obligatory for all who have completed their 18th year and have not yet reached their 60th year. Fasting allows a person to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may be taken, not to equal one full meal. Abstinence (from meat) is obligatory for all who have reached their 14th year. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection. Fridays in Lent are obligatory days of complete abstinence (from meat) for all who have completed their 14th year.

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