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.

-Fr. Krizner

Ash Wednesday- March 6

  • 9am-Liturgical Service with distribution of ashes

  • Noon- Mass with distribution of ashes

  • 7pm- Liturgical Service with distribution of ashes

Lenten Reflection

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

Concert

Lenten-Easter Concert from our Music Ministry will be on Thursday, April 4th at 7pm.

Weekly masses

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.

Fish Fry

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

    • 8:00am Mass

    • 10:00am Mass

    • 11:45am Mass

  • 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

    • 7:00pm Mass

  • Wednesday, April 17-Spy Wednesday

    • 7:00pm mass

      • 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

    • 7:00pm mass

      • 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

    • 11:00am-Easter Basket Blessing (click here for more information)

    • 11:30am-Easter Egg Hunt (click here for more information)

    • 8:00 pm Holy Saturday Vigil Mass

      • The first Mass of Easter with the procession of the Easter Candle and the First Alleluia! Reception of Candidates from RCIA & Baptism.

  • Sunday, April 21-Easter Sunday

    • 8:00am Mass

    • 10:00am Mass

    • Noon Mass

Confession

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."