Stations of the Cross
Stations of the cross will be celebrated on the Fridays of Lent according to the following schedule:
- March 3, 5:30pm, in the Chapel, followed by a simple soup supper in Dillon Hall, hosted by our Youth Ministry and Confirmation candidates.
- March 10, 5:30pm, in the Chapel, followed by a simple soup supper in Dillon Hall, hosted by the Pastoral Council.
- March 17, 5:30pm via Zoom.
- March 24, 5:30pm, in the Chapel, followed by a simple soup supper in Dillon Hall, hosted by Men’s Volleyball.
- March 31, 5:30pm via Zoom.
See a dramatic interpretation of the Stations Wednesday, March 29, 9:15 am, at Christ the King: Students at Carondelet Catholic School will be acting out the stations using cloth & lights to represent each station of the cross in the form of shadows. Following the performance, you are invited to coffee and treats to meet and greet the students. Stay to load the busses to Feed My Starving Children if you choose to participate in that volunteer opportunity.
More Lenten Opportunities
Palm Sunday afternoon at 1:30 in the Parish Center, we will have a group viewing of the movie, “Godspell,” a musical based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew.
Sunday readings during the season of Lent are among the “greatest hits” of our Lectionary cycle. Even if you haven’t participated before, you are welcome to join one of the adult faith formation groups during the Lenten season to read and reflect on these readings. Sessions are typically held via Zoom on Tuesday evening and Friday morning, and in person on Wednesday morning and Wednesday evening. Email Bill ([email protected]) for more information or to sign up for one of these groups.
We are participating in Project Rice Bowl, a ministry of Catholic Relief Services. Rice Bowls will be available beginning on Ash Wednesday. You are invited to choose one day a week to simplify your meal plan and contribute the difference to your Rice Bowl. Rice Bowls are brought back to church on Holy Thursday. For more information on Rice Bowl and Catholic Relief Services, visit their website: https://www.crsricebowl.org
Volunteer for a Lenten service project alongside our Catholic School Children, packing meals for hungry & malnourished children throughout the world, including areas such as Ukraine. Through volunteering at Feed Our Starving Children, you’ll experience what it’s like to make a tangible difference. March 29, 11;30am – 1:15pm. Transportation will be provided. To register or for more information, please email Carondelet Assistant Principal Becky Harris ([email protected]) or Bill Nolan ([email protected].
Sacrament of Reconcilication
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated at Saint Thomas the Apostle each Saturday 4:00 – 4:30 pm in the reconciliation room in the northwest corner of the church. Penitents may choose to celebrate face-to-face or behind a screen. If you are unfamiliar with how to celebrate the Sacrament, don’t worry; the priest will be happy to guide you. To prepare for the Sacrament, we encourage you to thoroughly examine your conscience.
Fasting and Abstinence
Please remember the church’s discipline regarding fasting and abstinence during this season: Abstinence: Catholics who have reached their 14th birthday are to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent. Fasting: Catholics who are 18 or older, until their 59th birthday, are to fast on Ash Wednesday & Good Friday. Only one full meal is allowed and two smaller meals may be taken according to one’s needs to maintain strength.
Holy Week & Easter
April 6: Holy Thursday – 7:30 pm
April 7: Good Friday – 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm
April 8: Easter Vigil – 8:30 pm
April 9: Easter Sunday – 9:00 am and 11:00 am