The Season of Lent
Lent is a time for us to grow in holiness and grace. There are many ways for us to do this; prime among them is prayer, Mass and Confession. Please utilize the resources being made available for Lenten Devotions. Come to the additional times of prayer — Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings. As God offers us His mercy we must then offer love and mercy to others through the Spiritual and Corporal works Of Mercy. Through prayer, fasting and almsgiving, may we grow in holiness this Lent so that when Easter arrives we will be able to celebrate fully the mystery of Christ’s Resurrection.
There are two days when the law of fast and abstinence apply: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The law of fast applies to those individuals of the ages 18 to 59, and it means that an individual may have one meal and may take nourishment (other than meat) twice during the day sufficient to maintain strength. Taken together, these two other opportunities for nourishment should not equal another meal. The Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. The law of abstinence applies to those who are 14 years of age and older, and an individual is to abstain from meat on those days.
Lenten Schedule of Activities
To assist us on our Lenten journey, we will be having the usual daily Mass at 7:30am Monday through Friday, and Mass at 8:00am on Saturday. On Fridays at 7:00pm we will be having the Stations of the Cross.
Lenten Bible Study
On the Tuesday of Lent Taunton Catholic North will sponsor a Bible Study of the Sunday Lenten Readings at 11:00am and 7:00pm. We will study the readings for the coming Sunday. The study will be held in the Hall at St. Jude (map – 249 Whittenton Street). The study will be both in-person and virtual. Park behind the rectory if you are going to be in person. There will be a link to the virtual bible study on the collaborative web site (cntaunton.org). The notes to study the reading in advance are also found on the web site. The Lenten readings are guide to deepen our living of the Lenten Season. We will begin on Tuesday, February 16, and continue on February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.