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Ash Wednesday and Distribution of Ashes
Ash Wednesday Mass Times:
12:10 p.m. and 7 p.m.
St. Mary's Church will be following the guidance issued by Pope Francis for distribution of ashes during the pandemic...
This year, the priest will bless the ashes as usual using the standard blessing prayer. He will then will say out loud over the assembled congregation, “Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel."
Mass attendees will then come forward in line to receive ashes one by one. The priest will say nothing as each receives ashes. A small amount of ashes will be sprinkled over the head of each person.
This method of distributing ashes was a sign of repentance for Israelites in Old Testament times, when they repented of sin and sought reconciliation.
of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be held at St. Mary's every Friday at 6:30 p.m. during Lent. Stations will be led by individuals, and Covid-19 policies will be followed.
Please join us for this contemplative prayer experience.
Stations of the Cross Links
at St. Mary's Church
Small groups are where our large church gets small. Small groups meet to discuss faith, go deeper into a weekly message and to support one another in their relationship with Christ.
Small groups are a place to explore, share, ask questions and grow. Small groups make it possible for us to gather in the midst of the pandemic to deepen our fellowship and faith.
Our program this year is called, "No Offense." In this Lenten Experience, we will look at the importance of responding to injury with grace as God did.
Mass Schedule for Palm Sunday:
Saturday, March 27 at 4 p.m
Sunday, March 28 at 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Triduum are three days that are one; three days that are a single day. This three-in-one day, called the "Paschal Triduum," begins on Holy Thursday,
continues throughout Good Friday, and concludes after the Easter Vigil on
Holy Saturday night.
The principal services on each of these days are to be considered as "one continuous liturgy" when the Last Supper, the Lord's sacrifice on the Cross, and the Resurrection are celebrated together as the Passover of the Lord.
Whether you attend these services in-person,
or view them livestream, try to attend all three to enter into
the power and greatness that is the gift of our salvation.
Tridiuum Mass Schedule
Holy Thursday [April 1] at 7 p.m. There is no 12:10 p.m. Mass on this day.
Good Friday [April 2] at 3 p.m.; Stations of the Cross will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Easter Vigil [April 3] at 8 p.m. There is no 4 p.m. Mass on April 3.
Easter Sunday [April 4] at 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Reservations are required.
Parishioners who wish to attend Easter Mass will need to register. Please click on the button below to register, stop by the Welcome Desk before or after Mass, or call the rectory at 518-792-0989.