Ash Wednesday Schedule
(Ashes will be distributed at each service)
8:30 am – Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
2:30 pm – Liturgy of the Word Service
7:00 pm – Holy Sacrifice of the Mass – Bilingual
Fast and Abstinence – Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
Weekly Mass Schedule
8:15am – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:30am – Wednesday School Mass, with Coffee before Mass in the Parish Hall beginning at 8am.
Stations of the Cross
Friday Evenings – 7:00 pm
Lenten Reflection immediately following Stations (Spanish)
2/28 – Bilingual
3/6 – Bilingual
3/13 – Bilingual
3/20 – The Way of the Cross, A fresh approach to the Stations of the Cross connects excerpts from the Book of Psalms to the Gospel accounts of Christ’s Passion and Death. Artist Br. Mickey McGrath depicts the Stations of the Cross in a modern urban setting, using poignant images that resonate with the twenty-first-century disciple. Unlike artistic interpretations of the Stations of the Cross, Jesus is noticeably absent, inviting the participant to see and experience the Cross through his eyes.
Music by Michael Ruzicki
3/27 – English
4/3 – Living Stations of the Cross – Join us for a moving and spiritual presentation of the Stations of the Cross performed by the junior high students of SJB School.
St. Joseph’s Table is a tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages, when farmers and their families gave thanks to St. Joseph for their bounty.
Brought to America by Catholic immigrants, St. Joseph’s Table are most often held at parishes, with elaborately decorated, lace-covered altars and cross-shaped tables display not only a statue of the foster father of Jesus but also candles, flowers, shafts of wheat and spaghetti, and enough food to feed a town.
The Seven Last Words
On April 4 ,2020 at 9:00am our Religious Education Catechists and children invite you to meditate with us on The Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross.
The Sayings of Jesus on the cross are seven expressions of Jesus during his crucifixion. These expressions give our RE children the opportunity to meditate with you on the following.
Forgiveness. Luke 23:33, 34
Encouraging another’s goodness, even while being taunted. Luke 23:39-43
Offering comfort. John 19:25-27
Thirst. John 19:28
Feeling Abandoned / Deserted / Ignored. Matt 27:45 – 50; Mark 15:33-34
Resignation / Surrender. Luke 23:44- 46
Acceptance. John 19: 29
Please join us in the school gym in the Altgeld School Building (2524 W. Altgeld) from 9:00am to 10:30am.
Parish Lenten Mission
Sunday, March 29 – Tuesday, March 31, from 7:30 pm – 8:30pm.
What is a parish Lenten mission? It is a retreat, or time set apart, to prepare our hearts and minds for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery during Holy Week – the life, suffering, death, and rising of Christ. As a parish family, we will gather on three consecutive evenings for a time of reflection and prayer. This will be offered in English and in Spanish. A special session will offer children an opportunity to reflect on the topics and Scripture readings at their own level. If you would like to know more or offer your help, contact our director of music ministry, Michael Ruzicki at [email protected].
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday’s: 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm, or by appointment
Parish Reconciliation Service, Tuesday March 31, 8:30 pm.