Sunday Vigil: Saturday, 4:00PM
Sunday: 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30AM
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 7:30 and 9:00AM
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 8:00AM
Confession: Saturday, 3:00-3:45PM
Wednesday, March 1st is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Season of Lent and, for Catholics, a penitential season not to be taken lightly. It is a time for all of us to examine our hearts to not only look at what we have been this past year, but what is possible for us to become beginning now!
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturdays of Lent until March 31st 3:00PM
Saturdays of Lent, April 1st & 8th
Diocesan Wide Confessions on Wednesday, March 15th, 5:00 to 8:00PM at all Catholic churches in the Diocese of Cleveland.
Communal Penance Service
A communal penance service with our cluster partner parish, Saint Ladislas, will be held at Saint Bernadette Church on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:00PM. There will be several confessors available. We will not be celebrating the 7:00PM Mass that evening.
Holy Week Confessions:
Monday, April 10
9:30 – 10:30AM & 5:00 - 6:00PM
Tuesday, April 11 Noon – 1:00PM
Wednesday, April 12 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Thursday, April 13 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Please Note: There will be no formal Confessions after Thursday of Holy Week. Confessions can be arranged with a priest by appointment.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held in Church every Friday in Lent at 7:00PM.
PARISH MISSION in the Church at 7:00PM
Tuesday, April 4
Reflection on Holy Thursday
Wednesday, April 5
Reflection on Good Friday
Thursday, April 6
Reflection on the Easter Vigil
“THE PASSION OF JESUS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF HIS MOTHER” on Sunday, April 9, 2017, 7:00PM in the Christian Community Room of the Church.
LITURGY OF HOLY WEEK
Palm Sunday, April 9
Blessing of Palms at all Masses
Saturday Vigil – 5:00PM
Sunday – 8:00, 9:45, & 11:30AM
Holy Thursday, April 13
9:00AM Morning Prayer
7:00PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
9:00PM Eucharistic Adoration
concluding at 12:00AM Midnight
Good Friday, April 14
(Day of Fast and Abstinence)
9:00AM Morning Prayer
Noon Stations of the Cross
3:00PM Solemn Liturgy of the
Holy Saturday, April 15
11:30AM Blessing of Food
(Parish Activity Center)
8:30PM Gathering for Easter Vigil
(No other Mass is permitted on Holy Saturday)
Easter Sunday, April 16
Masses at 8:00, 9:45, and 11:30AM
(Masses in Church ONLY)
Our observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1, a day of fast and abstinence for Catholics. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of universal fast and abstinence. Abstinence is obligatory on all Fridays of Lent. 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.