Lent in St. John XXIII Parish


Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. 

Fasting is obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. Abstinence from meat is binding upon members age 14 years and older. 

If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.

Schedule of Masses, Services & Other Lenten Offerings

Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – Masses with Distribution of Ashes:

St Mary at 8:00 a.m., Noon & 7:00 p.m.
St Nicholas at 8:15 a.m. with school, 7:00 p.m. Bilingual
Weekday Masses
Monday–Saturday 8:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church
Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 8:00 a.m., St. Nick’s Chapel
Tuesdays, at 8:15 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church
Friday’s 8:00 a.m. Mass is Bilingual in St. Nick’s Chapel

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays 4:00-4:30 p.m. in St. Mary Church before the 5:00 p.m. Mass
Saturdays 3:30 p.m. in St. Nicholas Church before the 4:30 Mass

Praying the Rosary
Saturday Mornings at 7:30 a.m. before the 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary

Eucharistic Adoration
Saturday Mornings at 7:30 a.m. before the 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Nicholas
Friday Mornings at St. Mary, after the 8:00 a.m. Mass —10:00 a.m. in the church
Sundays at St. Mary, 3:00-6:00 p.m. in the Church

Stations of the Cross
Fridays at Noon at St Nicholas
Friday Evenings at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Church (in French)
Saturday Mornings after the 8:00 a.m. Mass in St. Mary Church (in English)

Sunday Masses
Saturdays at St. Mary: 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., & 11:00 a.m. (English);
1st Sunday of the month-Haitian Mass at 12:30 p.m. (French)
Saturdays at St. Nicholas: 4:30 p.m. (English); Sunday, 8:30 a.m., (Spanish)
10:15 a.m. (English), 1:00 p.m. (Spanish)

Vespers/Lectio Divina
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in St. Nicholas Church, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Retreats & Reflections
Tiny Lenten Retreat on March 4, 9:00 a.m. – Noon. at St. Nicholas

Reflections from the Women Doctors of the Church—Sts. Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena,
Therese the Little Flower, and Hildegard of Bingen at St Nicholas

A Morning of Reflection & Renewal
Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. to Noon at Saint Mary’s Church Gathering Space
Facilitator, Karie Ferrell, Director of Lifelong Faith Formation

Parish Communal Reconciliation Service
Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm at St. Mary Church