Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent (which includes Good Friday) are days of obligatory abstinence from meat for all Roman Catholics of age 14 and onward.
Lenten Rules for Fasting and Abstinence in the US:
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of obligatory fasting for all Roman Catholics from age 18 through age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.
Ash Wednesday's Schedule:
6:30 a.m. Mass
9:00 a.m. Mass
Confessions at 10 & 11 a.m.
Noon Low Mass in Latin
Confessions at 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Mass
Confessions at 6 & 7 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Mass
Beloved, Finding Happiness in Marriage
First Thursday of the Month, March 7th
7:30 pm, St John Academy, Room 10
Not wanting to settle for mediocrity in your marriage?
Trying to come up with a thing to “do” and not “give up” for Lent?
Just a reminder in case you weren’t able to come to the first meeting!
We will have our second meeting this Thursday! “Entering the Story of Marriage”
Spread the word!
Learn more about God’s plan for your marriage. The meeting will open at 7:30 pm with refreshments and socializing and begin promptly at 8:00 pm with the series "Beloved, Finding Happiness in Marriage" by the Augustine Institute. Facilitated by Mike and Denise Kissinger. Any questions, please contact Denise at 703-217-7409. We plan to meet once a month for this 6-part series. (The remaining dates are Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6 & Jul 11.) Click on https://formed.org/study/55a92486505d8ba80aa99c21 to get a sneak peak online.
Friday's Stations and Soup Supper
Drawn to Jesus
Tuesdays or Thursdays --- You Choose
Every Friday of Lent
2:45 p.m. -- Stations with St. John Academy
6:00 p.m. -- Soup Supper
Please sign up to help with the cooking! bit.ly/SoupSupper2019
7:30 p.m. -- Stations
St. Joseph Society
8:00 pm, Adult Ed Room
Father Pollard leads a group of dads who gather on the second Friday of the month to pray the rosary and then discuss a short reading from theology, poetry or literature. Outside of Lent they also eat pizza and drink beer. If you would like more information or are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to Father at Fr.Pollard@stjohncatholicmclean.org.
7–8 pm -- March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9
7–8 pm -- March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11
This Lent we’ll take a deeper look into the Word of God through the "Opening the Word" video series, listen to a reflection from Fr. Pollard or Fr. Melmer, and share a light meal and conversation with our groups. (Open to the first 60 registrants.) Gather your friends, family and neighbors to follow the series with us at home through FORMED.org
, now and throughout the year. Reserve your spot by registering through EventBrite: bit.ly/DrawtoJesus
"Opening the Word" video will be shown during Friday Soup Suppers.