Lent: "For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God" (Rm 8:19)

Liturgical Celebrations

Ash Wednesday, March 6
  • Ashes will be distributed during all liturgies.
  • Masses: 6:45 am, 8:15 am, 12:10 pm and 7:00 pm (Bilingual)
  • Liturgy of the Word: 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm
Daily Mass Schedule for Lent
  • Monday to Friday: 6:45 am, 8:15 am & 12:10 pm
  • Saturday: 8:15 am
Weekend Mass Schedule
  • Saturday: 5:30 pm
  • Sunday: 7:00 am; 8:30 am; 10:00 am, 11:30 am and 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 7:00 pm Misa en español
  • Saturday: 4:00 pm
  • Lenten Reconciliation Service with Individual Confession: Wednesday, April 10  at 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday of Holy Week, April 17 at 7:00 pm
Stations of the Cross
  • English: Friday of Lent at 7:00 pm
  • Español: Fridays of Lent at 8:00 pm
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
  • Rite of Sending: Sunday, March 10 at 11:30 am Mass
  • Rite of Election: Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 pm (St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral)
  • First Scrutiny: Sunday, March 24 at 8:30 am Mass
  • Second Scrutiny: Sunday, March 31 at 5:00 pm Mass
  • Third Scrutiny: Sunday, April 7 at 10:00 am Mass

Lenten Enrichment Opportunities

Formed: Daily Lenten Reflections

Grow in faith this Lent! Sign up for daily reflections! This Lent, get daily reflections from Bishop Donald Hying, delivered right to your email, every day. Available in both English and Spanish (Disponible en Español)! Watch, Read, and Reflect for just 10 Minutes a Day:

  • Watch a beautiful, 5-minute video reflection from Bishop Hying's ECHO series
  • Read an inspiring passage from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Reflect on how God's truth applies to your daily life

We all know the things that make us happy, but we don’t always do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that. This year we invite you to do something different.
Sign up for Best Lent Ever, a FREE, video-based email program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Matthew will help you identify what stands between you and happiness . . . and what to do about it. Are you ready for your best Lent ever? Click here to sign up

Soup and Salad Supper

Friday Evenings prior to the Stations of the Cross from 6:00 to 6:45 pm in the School Cafeteria. An evening of fellowship and a simple meal each Friday of Lent beginning March 8 to April 12. There is no charge for the meals. Donations will be accepted for those in need. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

 Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is the practice of praying with scripture; it combines reading the text in its context, listening to phrases that speak out to us, meditating on the text, and engaging with God in prayer over it. Through the richness of God’s Word, we are calmed, refreshed, and strengthened. Join us for an hour of praying with scripture every Tuesday, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Conference Room in the Spiritual Center. No prior practice or preparation necessary. For more info, email Claire at: cgmachl@gmail.com.

Station Churches of Mercer County

You are invited on a Faith Pilgrimage to the Churches of Mercer County for Lenten evening Mass. The purpose of the Station Churches is to provide an opportunity to visit some of the beautiful Churches of Mercer County and to worship with other Catholics of our county. Click here for more information and scheduled masses and parishes.

Each year, God gives us this joyful season when we prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart renewed… as we recall the great events that gave us new life in Christ. When we live as children of God, redeemed, led by the Holy Spirit and capable of acknowledging and obeying God’s law, beginning with the law written on our hearts and in nature, we also benefit creation by cooperating in its redemption. The lenten period of forty days spent by the Son of God in the desert of creation had the goal of making it once more that garden of communion with God that it was before original sin. May our Lent this year be a journey along that same path, bringing the hope of Christ also to creation, so that it may be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God.”

Pope Francis, Message for Lent 2019