Wednesday, Feb. 26, marks the beginning of Lent. Masses are at 8:30 a.m., 12:15 and 5:30 p.m.

Lenten regulations

ABSTINENCE:  All Catholics who have reached their 14th birthday are bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.  

FASTING:  All Catholics between their 18th and 59th birthday are bound to observe the Laws of Fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. 

Lenten Parish Mission

Join us for a three-day Lenten Parish Mission, “Baptism in the Spirit,” presented by the Rev. Francis Pompei, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, March 1-3, in church. On Sunday the theme will be “Something is Missing”; on Monday , “Experiencing the Holy Spirit”; and Tuesday, “Experiencing the Risen Lord.”

Ashes to Easter

Please join us during Lent for our series called “Ashes to Easter,” facilitated by Peter Elacqua. Discussions are based on the great healing stories of Lent: the Transfiguration; the woman at the well; the man born blind; and Lazarus, the friend of Jesus. These discussions will help us to learn more about the Lenten scriptures, ourselves, our church and our faith. Sessions will be offered at 1 p.m. Mondays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30; or at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays March 11, 18, 25 and April 1 in the Salerno Room. Contact Rosemarie Chiffy at 315-735-6832 to register.

Help needed for Sandwiches on Saturday

During Lent, our parish will be making sandwiches for Mother Marianne Soup Kitchen at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, March 7 and 21, and Friday, March 13 in the Salerno Room. If you would like to help on one of these dates, please contact Anne Elacqua at 315-941-7447 or aelacqua@ syrdio.org to sign up. Teams will be made for each date.

Stations of the Cross

On Fridays during Lent, we will again celebrate Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. at a different parish each week. We begin on Feb. 28, at St. Anthony/St. Agnes Church.

Best Lent Ever emails

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