Lenten Opportunities at IHM

Ash Wednesday Mass & Distribution of Ashes

February 22 – 8:00am, 9:30am (School Mass), 7:00pm

Lenten Night Prayer

Night Prayer will be prayed at 7:00pm each Sunday night in Lent in the Church on February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will take place at IHM Church Fridays during Lent beginning February 24 through March 31 at 7pm.

Lenten Retreat Opportunity

Retreat will take place at 6:30pm on March 1, 8, 15, 22. See the bulletin for more information.

Diocesan Evening of Confession

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland invites all Catholics to the Evening of Confession this Lenten season on Wednesday, March 8th from 5pm-8pm.

Area Lenten Communal Penance Service

Sunday, March 19th at 2pm at St. Joseph Church, Cuyahoga Falls.

Fasting & Abstinence

Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. 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.