Lenten Schedule 2016

Feb 9, 2016

Lent 2016 begins on Wednesday, February 10th with Ash Wednesday


Ash Wednesday – February 10th

The distribution of ashes at St. Francis of Assisi Church will occur during the Mass times of 8:00am, 12:10pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm and 8:15pm (Spanish).


Sacrament of Reconciliation (in the chapel)

Each Saturday, 4:00-5:00pm

Monday, March 21st 3:00-5:30pm, 7:00-9:00pm

or call the Rectory to make an appointment


Daily Mass in the Chapel

Monday through Saturday there will be a Mass in the Chapel at 8:00am & 12:10pm.



Friday Stations of the Cross

All Friday’s during Lent there will be Stations of the Cross at 7:00pm in the Chapel. Stations of the Cross in Spanish at 8:00pm on Friday’s in the Chapel.

 Please note that on March 4th, First Friday of the Month, Stations of the Cross will be celebrated together along with the Novena of Sacred Heart of Jesus.


Palm Sunday – March 20th

Saturday 5:30pm Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm (Spanish) in the Main Church



Holy Thursday – March 24th

8:00am    Solemn Morning Prayer in Chapel

7:30pm    Mass of the Lord’s Supper in the Main Church.  The Chapel will remain open until 11:00pm for Adoration of Jesus, in the Eucharist.


Good Friday – March 25th

8:00am  Solemn Morning Prayer in the Chapel

12:00pm Stations of the Cross in the Main Church

3:00pm   Good Friday Liturgy in the Main Church, The Passion according to St. John, Veneration of the Cross & Holy Communion

5:00pm  El Via Crucis / Stations of the Cross outside (Spanish)

6:30pm  Liturgia del Viernes Santo, La Pasion segun San Juan, Veneracion de la Cruz y Santa Comunion / Good Friday Liturgy in the Main Church (Spanish)


Holy Saturday – March 26th

8:00am Solemn Morning Prayer in the Chapel

*please note NO 5:30pm Mass


Easter Masses:

Easter Vigil – Saturday, March 26th

8:00pm in the Main Church


Easter Masses – Sunday, March 27th

7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm (Spanish) in the Main Church


Celebration of the Eucharist (Regular Schedule)

Monday – Saturday 8:00am and 12:10pm in the Chapel

Saturday’s 5:30pm in the Main Church

Sunday’s 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am and 1:00pm (Spanish) in the Main Church


Lenten Regulations

  • Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of FASTING and ABSTINENCE.
  •  All the Fridays of lent are days of required ABSTINENCE from meat.
  • Fasting – prescribes that a Catholic may eat only one full meal for the day. Two smaller meals may be taken, but these taken together should not equal another FULL meal.  Fasting obliges all Catholics from the 18th up to and including the 59th birthday.  If you have a medical condition, please consult your doctor before beginning a fast.
  •  Abstinence – means that a Catholic must avoid eating meat throughout the day and obliges after the 14th birthday.  This practice is mandatory during the season of lent.