GUIDE TO LENT
Stations of the Cross, Lent Retreat, Mass and Confession Times, And More
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Parishioners are invited to come to the Old Town Chapel every Tuesday during Lent to pray Stations of the Cross from 9:30 - 10:30 AM. Last year those who participated found it incredibly fruitful and beneficial to their faith life. Each week will feature a different version of the Stations. All are welcomed to participate at any date.
March 8: Stations of the Cross by Venerable Fulton Sheen | March 15: Stations of the Cross by Mother Angelica | March 22: Stations of the Cross by Catalina Rivas | March 29: Stations of the Cross by St. Josemaría Escrivá | April 5: Stations of the Cross by Fr. Slavk Barbaric | April 12: Stations of the Cross by St. Faustina
St. Mary’s Religious Ed will be hosting a family Stations of the Cross during classes at the main church on March 28 at 4 PM and March 29 at 6 PM. The church is also open during the day for people to pray on their own or online using the St. Mary’s station guide: StMarysParkCity.com/stations
Stations of the Cross will be prayed in Spanish at the White Pine Church on Fridays at 7 PM followed by a ceviche, a traditional South American dish, in the social hall.
El Vía Crucis se rezará en español en la Iglesia de White Pine los viernes a las 7 PM, al terminar se servirá ceviche, en el salón social.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY
MARCH 12, 6:30 - 10:00 PM
Come join St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus at their St. Patrick’s Day dinner party on Saturday, March 12! All parishioners and all families are invited to honor this great saint (feast day March 17)! Stop by for corned beef, cabbage, carrots, boiled potatoes, and Irish soda bread followed by ice cream!
Music will be provided from 7 PM to 10 PM with dancing after dinner!
The event will start at 6:30 PM in the social hall. Tickets will be available on Eventbrite and at the door. Suggested donation of $25 per adult. Families are most welcome to attend! Tickets for beer, wine, and Irish Coffee will be available for $5 each.
All proceeds benefit local Knights of Columbus annual charities. For more information please contact John Carty at 435-655-5073.
Eventbrite link: HERE
PARISH-WIDE SPRING SUMMIT | MARCH 24, 6:30 PM
CHRIST AND CREATIVITY: THE WORD AND THE POWER OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
How do our creative powers relate to Christ? What is so meaningful about expression? Come hear Professor Clarence Gilyard speak on the power of artistic expression. Gilyard currently is a theater professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and professional actor who for 13 years co-starred in the television
series Matlock and Walker, Texas Ranger. Confessions will be available beforehand from 4:30-6:30 PM in the church.
LENTEN SUMMIT | APRIL 1, 6:30 PM
OH HAPPY FAULT: SALVATION, DESPAIR & THE VIRTUE OF HOPE
Join St. Mary’s and guest speaker Fr. Paul Bechter this Lent to see how God’s Grace can transform even our darkest moments of failure and sin into a “happy fault!” Meatless refreshments will be provided by the High School Ministry! Confessions will be available beforehand from 4:30-6:30 PM in the church.
"WALKING TOGETHER" LISTENING SESSIONS | EVERY SATURDAY IN LENT (EXCEPT MARCH 12)
SYNOD OF BISHOPS | AFTER 5:30 PM MASS
You are invited to participate in the Synod of Bishops, “Walking Together.” St. Mary’s Church will be hosting three parish listening sessions to hear the sentiments, views, and concerns of the community.
Participation in the Synod of Bishops is an invitation to the people of God to discover where we have been, where we are, and where we would like to go as a Church. Past experiences have formed us, and sometimes have had very powerful positive or negative consequences that affect our relationship with God and one another.
Current expressions of our faith (or lack of faith), relationships to God and neighbor, worship, sense of mission, present challenges, joys, and local realities shape the activity, prayer, and spirituality of the Body of Christ. The future beholds our aspirations and dreams. Your participation in the Synod of Bishops will give valuable input to the bishops and Church at large.
The theme of the Synod is “Communion, Mission, Participation.” If we keep in mind that working for these three aspects to be strengthened through listening first, we will learn more about the greater reality of our lives together and help us journey together as a Church in taking positive steps forward in faithfulness.
All are invited and one does not need to be a Catholic to participate. Sessions will meet in the church gathering space.
The St. Mary’s website is a great source for online content to help you grow in your faith this Lent. Check out the many options below:
VIRTUAL MORNING COFFEE
Each morning, enjoy your coffee, chat and pray with others, listen to the readings and hear from Fr. Gray via live-stream! Morning Coffee sessions are at 9 AM Saturday through Wednesday. Visit StMarysParkCity.com/COFFEE to join.
Unique and not to be found anywhere else! Receive reflections on scripture and daily readings! To get St. Mary’s own daily, written E-Reflections in your inbox, text Reflections to 84576 from your smartphone.
FASTING AND ABSTINENCE
1. All Catholics 14 years and older are to abstain from all meat on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays of Lent, unless a particular Friday is a solemnity (March 25 - Solemnity of the Annunciation).
2. All Catholics who are between the ages of 18-59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. (Canon #1252)
3. Fasting permits one full meal and two lesser meals, which combined are not greater than the full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted.
4. A spirit of fasting is recommended during all of Lent in anticipation of the great feast of Easter. In this way, Christians express their hunger for God, their responsibility to the poor and their recognition of the Kingdom of God as the answer to all human hungers.
5. “Pastors and parents are to see to it that minors who are not bound by the law of fast and abstinence are educated in an authentic sense of penance.” (Canon #1252)
Airport workers, travelers and others while on board ships or airplanes are dispensed from the laws of fasting and abstinence for the duration of their journey (except Good Friday). However, it is desirable that those so dispensed should perform some pious work in compensation.
Every Catholic is to receive Holy Communion at least once between the First Sunday of Lent, March 6, 2022 and Trinity Sunday, June 12, 2022, unless a just cause would warrant some other time of year. (Canon #920)