Lent_2011_40daysLenten Schedule


  • Weekday Masses: 7:00 a.m.
  • Taize Prayer: Sundays of Lent at 6:30 p.m.
  • Stations of the Cross: Fridays at 4:30 p.m.
  • Adoration of Blessed Sacrament: Tuesdays 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. First Fridays 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Rosary for Peace: The Third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and Sundays of Lent from 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m., First Fridays at 4 p.m.


The Minimum Lenten Observance

    1. LentAbstinence:
      All Catholics who have reached their 14th birthday are bound to abstain totally from meat on the following days: Ash Wednesday, all Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.
    2. Fasting:
      All Catholics between their 18th and 59th birthdays are also bound to observe the Law of Fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. This practice involves limiting oneself to a single full meal and avoiding food between meals. Light sustenance may be taken on two other occasions in the course of the day.
    3. Self-denial:
      Is encouraged voluntarily. Acts might include daily Mass, spiritual study, Lenten devotions, the Rosary, deeds of kindness etc.


Lenten Devotion

The Stations of the Cross are an extended reflection on the Jesus’ final journey toward the cross, death and resurrection. They are celebrated each Friday of Lent at 4:30 p.m. and take about 20 – 30 minutes. All are welcome.

Lenten Evening Prayer

Lenten Evening Prayer in the Taize Tradition will again be held here each Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. in our church. The Taize prayer form is borrowed from a famous interdenominational monastery in France and blends, song, scripture and silence. All are welcome to attend.

Soup and Scripture

Lent will begin February 14th. We will again hold the Wednesday evening “Soup and Scripture” sessions that have proven to be very popular. This year the six sessions will be led by Fr. Dennis and will commence on Wednesday February 21 in the Rectory Meeting Room. We will use the same series used in the past. It is excellent and designed for both beginners and those with some background in the scriptures. This year our focus will be on Jesus, a Man of Prayer.

Since the sessions will again take place in the rectory meeting room, we are limited to 30 participants. If you wish to enroll or have questions, please call the rectory so that your name can be included. Since we need to order discussion booklets, please call the rectory soon at 366-1750.

The soup supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the rectory meeting room (basement).The scripture discussion starts at 7 p.m. and lasts an hour. You may pay for the booklet at class on Wednesday, February 21st.
All are welcome.

Women’s Conference

Come join hundreds of other Catholic women at all levels of faith as they assemble on Saturday, Feb. 24th from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cardinal O’Hara High School. The cost is $35 or $20 for those under age 21. Conference speakers include Kate Wicker and Sr. Tatum McWhirter as well as our own Bishop who will preside over the closing mass. For tickets, go to www.catholicwomenofbuffalo.com or 716-222-0622.

Stations of the Cross Video