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Lent Schedule

Abstinence:  Ash Wednesday and All Fridays in Lent
Abstinence is a penitential practice consisting of refraining from the consumption of meat and is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age and older.
Fasting:  Ash Wednesday and Good Friday
Fasting is to be observed by all Catholics between the ages of 18-59 years.  On days of fasting, one full meal is allowed.  Two smaller meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one's needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are allowed. 
Note:  If a person is unable to observe the above regulations due to ill health or other serious reasons, they are urged to practice other forms of self-denial that are suitable to their condition.  Parents are encouraged to see that children who are not bound by the obligation to fast and abstain are led to appreciate an authentic sense of penance.

St. Benedict Church
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, March 30:  Parish Communal Reconciliation Service at 7:00 p.m.
Sts. Peter and Paul Oratory
Sundays at 11:45 a.m.
Wednesdays from 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

St. Benedict Church
Fridays at 2:00 p.m. (with St. Benedict School students)
Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
Sts. Peter and Paul Oratory
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Each Sunday a family, couple or individual will be called forward at the end of Mass to receive the Vocation Crucifix. In taking the Crucifix they commit themselves to pray during the week for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  A prayer booklet is included with the Crucifix. Sign-up sheets are available in the Marian Room at St. Benedict Church and on the back table at Sts. Peter and Paul Oratory.

Tuesday, April 7, 2012
7:00 p.m.Basilica of St. Mary, Marietta
The Chrism Mass is a most solemn and significant liturgy in the life of the Diocese.  During the Mass, Bishop Monforton will bless the Holy Oils used for liturgical celebrations.  Attending priests will recommit themselves to the promises they made at their ordination.  All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend.  If you need additional information or a ride, please call Pat Farley at the parish office, 740-432-7609.

Holy Thursday, April 9
9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer Service (SB)
7:00 p.m. - Mass of the Lords' Supper (SB)
8:00 p.m. to Midnight - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (SB)
Good Friday, April 10
9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer Service (SB)
12:00noon to 3:00 p.m. - Private Prayers and Meditation (SB/SSPP)
2:30 p.m. - Stations of the Cross (SB/SSPP)
3:00 p.m. - Chaplet of Divine Mercy (SB)
7:00 p.m. - The Lord's Passion (SB)
Holy Saturday, April 11
9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer Service (SB)
4:00 p.m. - Blessing of Easter Food (SB)
8:00 p.m. - Easter Vigil Mass (SB)
At Mass - Easter Collection for Those in Need
Easter Sunday, April 12
All Masses - Easter Collection for Those in Need
8:00 a.m. - Mass at St. Benedict
10:00 a.m. - Mass at St. Benedict
10:00 a.m. - Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul
12:00 noon - Mass at St. Benedict

(SB) - St. Benedict Church in Cambridge
(SSPP) - Sts. Peter and Paul Oratory in Lore City