March 2 is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the season of Lent. It is an obligatory day of fasting and abstinence for Catholics 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. Abstinence from meat is obligatory for Catholics ages 14 and older.
During Lent, all Fridays are obligatory days of abstinence from meat.
In Lent, we will hold bilingual stations of the Cross every Friday at St. Ita church. At St. Gregory, there will be confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass, starting at 3:30 PM.
St. Gregory the Great Church
Saturday Vigil: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM (live cast and in church)
Every second Wednesday: 7 PM (Our Lady of Perpetual Help)
St. Ita Church
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM (Spanish), 5:30 PM
Weekdays and Saturdays: 8:00 AM (live cast and in church)
Mondays through Thursdays: 4:45 PM (Adoration), 5:15 PM (Vespers) and 5:30 PM Mass
Confessions: After daily 8 AM Mass and every Saturday from 3PM - 5PM
St. Thomas of Canterbury Church
Sunday: 8:00 AM (Vietnamese/Lao), 11:30 AM, (English)
Weekdays: 8:30 AM
Eucharistic Adoration: All day every Tuesday (9 AM - 7 PM)
Confessions: After daily 8:30 AM Mass