St. Clare Church - Lenten Journey
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 14

Liturgy of the Word
& Distribution of Ashes
7:00 a.m. & Noon

Mass & Distribution of Ashes
7:00 p.m.
Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting (only one main meal with no snacks between) and abstinence (no meat).
Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross
Fridays during Lent at 6:00 p.m.

A beautiful Catholic tradition for adults and families of all ages.
Fridays of Lent require abstinence (no meat). Good Friday is a day of fasting AND abstinence.
Soup and Speaker Series
Monday nights of Lent

Mass at 6:00 p.m.
Soup Supper at 6:30 p.m.
Speaker Series at 7:00 p.m.

Lenten Parish Penance Service
Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Several priests from the area will be here to celebrate the Sacrament with us by hearing our confessions and sharing with us Jesus’ forgiveness.
Lenten Regulations
The season of Lent extends this year from Ash Wednesday, February 14, to the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, March 29, inclusive.
1. Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent.
2. Everyone 18 years of age and under 59 years of age is also bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
3. On these two days of fast and abstinence, only one full meatless meal is allowed. The other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but altogether they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the obligation of the law is modified. Because Lent is a special season for all Christians, we should not lightly excuse ourselves from these penitential practices.
4. To completely disregard the law of fast and abstinence is seriously sinful.