Lent & Holy Week Schedule
As our Parish Family enters into another Lent, we open our hearts and minds to the wonders of Christ’s personal love for each of us as He freely and completely offers His very Life that we too may “live forever.” These 40 days, veiled in purple, will lead us to the fullness of His Light at the dawn of the Third Day! Please accept this as a personal invitation. Please set time aside to join us through these 40 days which will culminate with the Sacred Triduum.
Ash Wednesday- March 6
9am-Liturgical Service with distribution of ashes
Noon- Mass with distribution of ashes
7pm- Liturgical Service with distribution of ashes
On two Sunday evenings at 7pm we will present a Lenten Reflection offered by Father Krizner. This informal gathering will be in the Church and will consist of a Lenten Reflection followed by Night Prayer.
Sunday, March 10— By Your Holy Cross
Sunday, April 7— A Sacrificial Lamb
On Thursday Evening, March 28, Lisa, our Pastoral Minister will offer a Lenten Reflection, “Listen and silent are spelled with the same letters.” This is at 7pm in the Church and opened to all.
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be held every Wednesday throughout Lent at 7:00pm with Deacon Tom. There will not be stations the Wednesday of Holy Week.
March 13- Traditional Stations of the Cross
March 20- No Stations— Evening of Reconciliation at St. Ambrose
March 27- Mary Guides us through the Stations with the Daughters of St. Colette
April 3- Stations devoted to those who are grieving with Seasons of Hope
April 10- Stations for Today’s Disciples with Brothers in Faith and Holy Name Society
Lenten-Easter Concert from our Music Ministry will be on Thursday, April 4th at 7pm.
Masses throughout the week will continue as scheduled (Tuesdays at 7pm & Fridays at 11am). We will add an additional Communion Service on the Mondays of Lent at 11am with Deacon Tom. A special Lampstand will be conducted after these Communion Services.
Every Friday from 4:30-7:00pm in the parish hall. Click here for details.
Holy Week Mass Times & events
Our schedule for Holy Week:
Sunday, April 14-Palm Sunday
Monday, April 15
7:00pm Mass followed by Tenebrae at 7:30pm (click here for more information)
Tenebrae is a night of prayer where the church starts in total light and ends in total darkness. There are a series of readings and after each reading a candle is extinguished as a representation of Christ's impending death.
Tuesday, April 16
Wednesday, April 17-Spy Wednesday
Holy Wednesday or Spy Wednesday got its name because this is the day that Judas betrayed Jesus.
Thursday, april 18-Mass of the Lord's Supper
The only Mass of the day followed by optional private adoration until 9:00pm.
Friday, april 19- GOod Friday
Noon-Stations of the Cross
The parish staff and Celebrate will present the stations which Father wrote for our parish. (click here for more information)
3:00pm- Liturgy of the Lord's Passion
Liturgical service with the reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross and the only opportunity for Eucharist. Tomb of Christ visitation following the service until 6:00pm and then the church is closed.
Saturday, April 20-Holy Saturday
Sunday, April 21-Easter Sunday
Confession is always available on Saturdays from 3 - 3:30pm in the church (confessional is located at the Southeast corner). However, there is no confession on Holy Saturday. For an Examination of Conscience for adults click here. For more Examination of Conscience documents click here and look under "Reconciliation."