Lenten Events 2020
ALL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
Stations of the Cross - Friday's during Lent
Schedule Changes on Good Friday
12:10PM and 7:00PM
Saint Patrick's Church
Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross are a venerable and ancient prayer that originated in Jerusalem and was called the Via Dolorosa or the Way of Sorrow.
By the time of the Middle Ages when pilgrimages to Jerusalem were no longer possible, the Franciscans took it upon themselves, and were later appointed by the Pope, to foster this religious practice in Europe. The fourteen stations marking the Passion of Jesus as we know it today developed.
When we pray the Stations of the Christ, we remember the work of Jesus and how he brought to us the new Exodus and the New Covenant of his Body and Blood.
In an effort to make this prayer more meaningful, efforts are being made to experience the Stations in different formats. The noon time Stations will be what we call the Traditional Stations that many of us have known from childhood. To reach out to the younger members of our parish, alternate formats will be offered for the Friday evening Stations.
The Liturgy Committee hopes that the diverse range of perspectives that may be found in these Stations will reach out to the diversity of our Parish Family and bring this most sacred and central Christian mystery closer to all of us.
Saturday evening during Lent prior to the
4 PM Liturgy--beginning at 3:25PM
is one of the “Hours”, the evening prayer of the Church, that are prayed daily. “The Hours” are prayed by the Ordained ministers, (priests and deacons) as well as many religious men and women, and the monastic orders. Lay persons in recent times have become more involved with praying “the Hours”.
The majority of the prayers in the Hours come from the Psalms. Jesus prayed the very Psalms that we now repeat. Mary most likely taught him the Psalms. Jesus quoted the psalms in his preaching and teaching. He recited them at key moments in his life to explain the meaning of his life experience. After the resurrection, the first Christians easily recognized the person of Jesus reflected in these Old Testament prayers. You are invited to participate and pray these deeply moving reflections of humanity reaching out to our God. Perhaps you can make this an Advent prayer to deepen our faith this year.
A Vesper service will be held each Saturday evening during Lent prior to the 4 PM Liturgy at 3:25 PM. You are invited to come and pray the Evening Hour of Vespers with the Holy Angels community and the universal Church. If you come to the 4 PM liturgy, please plan to come a little bit earlier and experience this prayer of the Church.
ARRAY of HOPE - DAILY READINGS
Daily reading and a Lenten reflection including tips on how to live out the hope of Christ's resurrection.Sundays you will receive a short inspirational video from one of our Array of Hope Presenters. Invite your friends and family to experience Easter of Hope too!
Be prepared to discuss the book as follows
Book Discussion: Rediscover the Saints Coming April 6
Wednesdays at 7:00PM
[each Wednesday for 6 weeks]
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