Lenten Opportunities at IHM

Ash Wednesday Mass & Distribution of Ashes

February 14 – 8:00am, 9:30am (School Mass), 7:00pm

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will take place at IHM Church Fridays during Lent beginning February 16 through March 22 at 6:00pm.

February 16 – Traditional Stations (Lay Leader: Andy Kelly, Lector: Sarah Mergenov, Organist & Cantor: Jeff Mills)

February 23 – Pro-Life Stations (Celebrant: Deacon William Yoho, Lector: TBD, Organist & Cantor: Kira Andrea)

March 1 – Traditional Stations (Lay Leader: Liam Eitman, Lector: Children of the Parish, Organist & Cantor: Theresia Hartz)

March 8 – Traditional Stations (Lay Leader: Eric Anthony, Lector: Laura Pruchnicki, Organist & Cantor: Jeff Mills)

March 15 – Ecological Stations by St. Pope John Paul (Lay Leader: Nathan Smith, Lector: Ellie Stephens, Organist & Cantor: Jeff Mills)

March 22 – Mary’s Way of the Cross (Lay Leader: Mike Ragon, Lector: Mary Beth Garvin, Organist & Cantor: Jeff Mills)

Diocesan Evening of Confession

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland invites all Catholics to the Evening of Confession this Lenten season on Wednesday, February 28th from 5pm-8pm. At IHM, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place during that time as well.

Area Lenten Communal Penance Service

Sunday, March 10th at 2pm at Our Lady of Victory hurch, 73 North Avenue, Tallmadge.

Fasting & Abstinence

Fasting binds all Catholics who have completed their 18th year through the day of their 59th birthday to one full meal and two small (amounts) meals.

Abstinence for all Catholics over 14 years of age from all meat and meat products.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of FAST and ABSTINENCE. ALL Fridays during Lent are days of ABSTINENCE.

NOTE 1) These rules are considered a MINIMAL response to the Lord’s call to penance and conversion. We should seek to do MORE rather than less–in the Spirit of spiritual sacrifice. 2) Priests may dispense those whose medications or medical/physical conditions might be jeopardized by these rules.

Lenten Prayer Before Meal

O God, I pray for all those around the world who struggle with hunger and suffer from malnutrition. Grant them strength and courage as they work to create a better life for themselves and their communities. May conflicts cease, crops flourish, and good governance grow. In the name of Jesus, who is the Bread of Life for the world. Amen.

The steadfast love of he Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning ; great is your faithfulness.  -Lamentations 3:22-23