Lent and Easter 2009
= Day of
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat
Fast and Abstinence
= Day of 25 26 27 28
March 2009 April 2009
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
1 2 3 7 5 6 7 1 2 3 4
8 9 10 11 12 12 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
29 30 31
26 27 28 29 30
Lenten Regulations for 2009
Ash Wednesday, February 25, and Good Friday, April 10, are days of fast and abstinence.
Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.
Fasting is to be observed by all eighteen years of age and Abstinence is observed by all fourteen years of age
older who have not yet celebrated their fifty-ninth birthday. and older.
On a fast day one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, On days of abstinence no meat is allowed.
sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to Note: When health or ability to work would be
each one’s needs, but together they should not equal seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence,
but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed. the parish priest should be consulted.
Prayer, fasting, and charity are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake
these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for Baptism or of renewal of Baptism at Easter.
Lenten Schedules Holy Week and Easter
Palm Sunday Liturgies:
Liturgy of the Word (Prayer Service) with distribution of
Saturday, April 4, 5:00 pm
ashes at: 7:00 am and 12 noon.
Sunday, April 5,
Mass with distribution of ashes at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm 10:00 am in English
(the 7:00 pm Mass will be bi-lingual) 1:00 pm in Spanish
Palm Sunday processions begin promptly—
Communal Penance Services 7:00 pm please arrive early!
You are encouraged to make a private confession
Celebration of the Triduum:
during one of the area communal penance services.
Saint Ann, Clayton ....................... Thursday, March 12 Holy Thursday, April 9, 7:00 pm (bi-lingual)
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Saint Mary, Goldsboro............... Tuesday, March 24
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saint Mary, Mt. Olive Spanish……… Monday April 6 after the liturgy until 11:00 pm
Good Friday, April 10
Sacrament of Penance Solemn Celebration, 3:00 pm (English)
Saturdays— 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm or by appointment Stations of the Cross, 6:30 pm (English)
Stations of the Cross, 7:30 pm (Spanish)
Masses at Saint Mary, Goldsboro
Holy Saturday, April 11, 8:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday— 9:00 am Easter Vigil Service and Liturgy
Wednesdays during Lent there will be an evening Mass—
Liturgies of Easter Sunday, April 12
7:00 pm (English in the Chapel) & 7:30 pm (Spanish in the
8:00 am and 10:00 am in English
1:00 pm in Spanish
Friday Simple Meal and Stations of the Cross
A simple communal meal of meatless soup and bread
will be served in the school cafeteria at 6:00pm
(Participation in the Lenten Meal is a way of showing
our solidarity with the poor and hungry).
Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm
The Knights of Columbus will host their annual
Family Fish Fry on Friday, April 3.
Let Us Come Together
for a simple Lenten meal
and Stations of the Cross!
What is a simple Lenten meal? It is a meal of meatless
soup and bread. Through our participation in this meal we
show our solidarity with the poor and hungry of the world.
Lenten Meal served at 6:00PM Stations of the Cross at 7:00PM
Schedule of Hosts for the Simple Meals:
Friday, February 27 ............................. Ladies Guild
Friday, March 6 ................................... TYM Total Youth Ministry
Friday, March 13 ................................. Saint Mary School Staff
Friday, March 20 ................................. SVDP
Friday, March 27 ................................. AAMEN
Bring your family and friends...donate what
you would spend on a meal out at a local
restaurant and show your solidarity for the
poor and hungry of the world.
All donations will go to Operation Rice Bowl
and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting their annual Fish Fry on Friday, April 3.