Lent and Easter in Our Parish

Lent in Our Parish

  • Weekday Masses: 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and 6:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Church. On Good Friday, Stations of the Cross will be at 3:00pm only. This will be the “Mary’s Way of the Cross” version.
  • Musical Offerings for the Lenten Season to accompany Stations of the Cross and Adoration: Lenten Organ concerts follow the Friday 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross. (About 8:00 p.m.)
    March 15music during Adoration by the St. Thomas Aquinas Children's Choirs with Cathedral Guadalupe Children's Choirs
    March 22organ recital after Adoration by St. Thomas Aquinas Organ Scholar John Tatarinoff
    March 29music during Adoration by Dave and Lauren Moore
    April 5concert after Adoration by soprano Camille King with string quartet.
  • Holy Hour: Please dedicate at least one special hour of prayers weekly in the church before the Blessed Sacrament present in the Tabernacle.
  • Each Friday of Lent is a day of ABSTINENCE (no meat), required of all Catholics who have celebrated their 14th birthday.
  • Operation Rice Bowl: All families are urged to participate in Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl, a program of prayer,  fasting, learning and giving. Please be sure to take home a Rice Bowl. Availlable in the vestibule, and follow this simple yet powerful Lenten practice.
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held on Wednesday evenings during Lent from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Confession Schedule

(In addition to the regular schedule of Tue: 8:45-9:30 am; Thur: 5:00-6:00 pm; Sat: 2:45-3:45 pm)

Wednesday March 13 Lent Confessions 5-7 pm Adoration 5-7 pm
Wednesday March 20 Lent Confessions 5-7 pm Adoration 5-7 pm
Wednesday March 27 Lent Confessions 5-7 pm Adoration 5-7 pm
Wednesday April 3 Lent Confessions 5-7 pm Adoration 5-7 pm
Tuesday April 9 Lent Confessions 8:45-10 am, 6:45-8:30 pm  
Wednesday April 10 Lent Confessions 6-9 pm
(The Light Is On For You!)
Adoration 6-9 pm
Thursday April 11 Lent Confessions 4-6 pm  
Friday April 12 Lent Confessions 5-6:30 pm  
Saturday April 13 Lent Confessions 1:30-3:45 pm  
Monday April 15 Lent Confessions 6-8 pm  
Tuesday April 16 Lent Confessions 8:45-11 am  
Wednesday April 17 Lent Confessions 6-9 pm
(The Light Is On For You!)
Adoration 6-9 pm

There are no confessions on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday

Triduum and Easter Masses Schedule

Thursday, April 18 Holy Thursday Mass 7 pm (NO Morning Mass or Confessions on Holy Thursday)
Friday, April 19 Good Friday Communion Service 7 pm (NO Morning Mass, Confessions, or Evening Stations)
Saturday, April 20 Easter Vigil Mass 8:30 pm (NO Confessions, NO 4 p.m. Mass)
Sunday, April 21 Easter Masses

7:30 am
9:00 am
11:00 am
12:45 pm

There will not be a 5:00 pm Mass or a 7:30 pm Mass on Easter Sunday

Note that they St. Jude Library is closed from Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday


The Light Is On All Over The Diocese

The Light Is On for You is a Lenten initiative of the Diocese of Dallas to all Catholics to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Confession, according to the Catechism of the Church, is a wonderful opportunity to obtain pardon from God for the offenses we have committed against Him and be reconciled with the Church. Additional resources will be made available on the diocesan website; www.cathdal.org.