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: Friday's of Lent at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Church.

Lenten Concert: Lenten Organ concerts follow the Friday 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross. See other Lenten Concerts at St. Thomas Aquinas - click here.

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 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

Tuesday March 20 Lent Confessions 8:45-10 am  
Wednesday March 21 Lent Confessions 6-9 pm
(The Light Is On For You!)
Adoration 6-9 pm
Thursday March 22 Lent Confessions 4-6 pm  
Friday March 23 Lent Confessions 5-6:30 pm  
Saturday March 24 Lent Confessions 1:30-3:45 pm  
Monday March 26 Lent Confessions 6-8 pm  
Tuesday March 27 Lent Confessions 8:45-11 am  
Wednesday March 28 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

Holy Week Mass Schedule

Thursday, March 29 Holy Thursday Mass 7 pm (NO Morning Mass or Confessions on Holy Thursday)
Friday, March 30 Good Friday Communion Service 7 pm (NO Morning Mass, Confessions, or Evening Stations)
Saturday, March 31 Easter Vigil Mass 8:30 pm (NO Confessions, NO 4 p.m. Mass)
Sunday, April 1 Easter Masses 7:30 am
9:00 am
11:00 am
12:45 pm

There is no 5:00 pm or 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.