Lenten Events 2021
LENTEN WEDNESDAY EVENING CONFESSIONS
February 24, March 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
7:00pm - 8:00pm - St. Patrick's Church
For the Lenten season, beginning on Wed., Feb. 24, Holy Angels Parish is participating in the Diocesan initiative, “Leave the Light On”.
At 7 p.m. each Wednesday during Lent, St. Patrick's Church will be open for the Sacrament of Penance. Receiving the Sacrament of Penance is terrific way
to prepare to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter!
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
Lenten Vespers(Evening Prayer)
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” as in the Magnificat prayer aid.
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 a Lenten prayer to deepen our faith this Year of St. Joseph, a man of faith.
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.
Bible Study - The Parables of Jesus
Part 2 of The Parables of Jesus will be offered Thursday evenings in Lent, beginning February 18th at 7:00 PM in the Worship Center - main floor classroom.
Those who attended Part 1 already have the Text and Commentary. Study Guide will need to be purchased.
For those didn’t attend Part 1, you can easily attend Part 2. You’ll need to purchase the Text and the Study Guide. Cost is $25. Do not let finances keep you away!!
If you are interested, in attending the class or a Zoom meet-ing, please call ASAP 856-845-6944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, leaving your name and contact info. Registration deadline is January 31st.
I would be open to anyone who might like to do a Zoom meeting with this same Bible topic.
If you are interested in a Zoom meeting, please call as soon as possible.
- -Jerry & Jean Washko