Lenten Services and Prayer
Ash Wednesday, February 18th - Masses are at 6:30, 8:30 am and 7:00 pm
The school children will participate in the 8:30 am Mass
Taize Prayer, Monday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm - Gathering before the Blessed Sacrament, we pray in the quiet and calm of the music created at the Taize monastery in France.
The Light Is On For You, Tuesday, March 3rd - 6:00-9:00 pm
Throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, priests in each parish will be available for confessions this evening. Please take this opportunity if you have not celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation for some time. At St. James, we will begin hearing confessions at 6 pm; other parishes will begin at 7 pm.
The Way of the Cross, Monday, *March 9 & 23 at 7:00 pm - Over the centuries "praying the stations" has been a traditional Lenten practice. This devotion began as something people could do to mediate on the Passion and Death of Jesus without going to the Holy Land.
The Great Holy Week, Monday, *March 16 at 7:00 pm - In this talk, Fr. Nolker will give a guided tour through the liturgies of Holy Week, describing some of the history of each liturgy as well as the meaning of the special parts of each liturgy, especially of the Sacred Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. This will be held in the church hall.
*Note: these dates were wrong in the Parish Life Newsletter that was mailed to parishioners.
Lenten Reminders - Fast & Abstinence
Wednesday, February 18 and Good Friday, April 3 are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast that is limited to a single full meal. The other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. The law of abstinence binds all Catholics 14 years and older. The law of fasting binds all Catholics from their 18th birthday until their 59th birthday (canons 97 and 1252).