Lent Schedule

GUIDELINES FOR FASTING DURING LENT
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.

PALM BURNING CEREMONY
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
2:00 p.m.
St. Benedict Church Parking Lot
Join St. Benedict School Students as Fr. Paul blesses dried palms from last year's Palm Sunday. He will then turn the palms to make the ashes for the Ash Wednesday Masses.

ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
8:35 a.m. - St. Benedict Church
5:00 p.m. - St. Benedict
7:00 p.m. - Sts. Peter and Paul

RECONCILIATION
St. Benedict Church
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.
Sts. Peter and Paul Oratory
Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
St. Benedict Church
Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
Sts. Peter and Paul Oratory
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

LENTEN VOCATION CRUCIFIX
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.

CHRISM MASS
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
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.  The Mass will be live-streamed and recorded. Find it on the Basilica website - www.stmarysmarietta.org and the diocesan Facebook page.

HOLY WEEK
Holy Thursday, April 14, 2022
9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer Service (SB)
7:00 p.m. - Mass of the Lord's Supper (SB)
8:00 p.m. to Midnight - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (SB)
Good Friday, April 15, 2022
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/SSPP)
7:00 p.m. - The Lord's Passion (SB)
Holy Saturday, April 16, 2022
9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer Service (SB)
4:00 p.m. - Blessing of Easter Food (SB)
8:30 p.m. - Easter Vigil Mass (SB)
At Mass - Easter Collection for Those in Need
Easter Sunday, April 7, 2022
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