Lenten Season at OLQM

Lenten Calendar (pdf) | Holy Week and Easter 

ASH WEDNESDAY (March 2, 2022)

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. (Genesis 3:19)

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. It is a day of fasting and abstinence. Ashes will be distributed at these times only:  8AM, 12:05PM (Masses), 4PM (prayer service), 7:30PM (Mass). This year we will return to the tradition of distributing ashes on each person’s forehead in a sign of the cross.

The Holy Father asks that we dedicate ourselves intensely to a Day of Prayer and Fasting this Ash Wednesday for peace in Ukraine.

THURSDAY EVENING DEVOTIONS

Beginning March 3 and every Thursday, we will have Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with visitation after the 12:05PM Mass until Benediction at 7:30PM. Use the Queens Boulevard church entrance only.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Fridays of Lent at 7:30PM 
March 4, 11, 18 & 25; April 1 & 8
(followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament)

Good Friday Stations, April 15 at 1PM
Good Friday Liturgy at 3PM with Veneration of the Cross; Communion Service
Good Friday Liturgy at 7:30PM with Choir, Veneration of the Cross, Communion Service, followed by Confessions

The Passion as told through the eyes of Christ’s mother is the customary devotion said on the Fridays of Lent here at our church dedicated to the Queen of Martyrs. We encourage everyone to pray the Stations of the Cross in church or at home during Lent.

Mary’s Way of the Cross (video)
Mary’s Way of the Cross (booklet)
Stations of the Cross (slide show and audio)

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CLOTHING DRIVE

First Sunday of Lent, March 6 from 9AM to noon

Along with prayer and fasting, another pillar of Lent is giving (charity). The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be parked in front of our church during morning hours only on Sunday, March 6, to accept new or “like new” clothing for men, women, and children. Your donation will help your neighbors in need.

Why Catholics should practice almsgiving this Lent (and every Lent)

RCIA SCRUTINIES

Sundays, March 20, March 27, April 3 at 9AM Mass

Members of the elect in our RCIA program are preparing for the sacraments of initiation at the 2022 Easter Vigil.  The three scrutinies, which are rites for self-searching and repentance, will be celebrated with them on the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of Lent.

SUNDAY LENTEN EVENING PRAYER

March 27 at 4PM in church

All are invited to this prayer service with scripture reflection by Joseph Terry. On the Fourth Sunday of Lent,  we reach the midpoint of our Lenten journey of the spirit and express hope and joy as we near our destination—Easter and the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection.

CONFESSION TIMES DURING HOLY WEEK

Confessions will be heard on the following schedule:

  • Reconciliation Monday, April 11—11:15AM, 4–5PM & 7–8PM
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, April 12 & 1311:30AM
  • Holy Thursday, April 14No confessions
  • Good Friday, April 15after the 7:30PM liturgy
  • Holy Saturday, April 16—No confessions

 

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