Liturgical Schedule & Calendar
for the Week of February 26, 2017
Sunday, Feb. 26 - Quinquagesima Sunday (St. Mechtilde, V)
5:15 pm Confessions
5:30 pm Holy Rosary
6:00 pm Low Mass with Benediction (Pro Populo)
Monday, Feb. 27 - St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin, C
9:00 am Low Mass (Poor Souls in Purgatory by Norell)
Tuesday, Feb. 28 - Ferial Day (St. Oswald, BC)
No Mass at St. Therese
Wednesday, Mar. 1 - Ash Wednesday (St. David of Wales, BC)
DAY OF FAST & COMPLETE ABSTINENCE / LENTEN FAST BEGINS
5:30 pm Confessions
6:00 pm Distribution of Ashes & Stations of the Cross
6:30 pm Distribution of Holy Communion
Thursday, Mar. 2 - Ferial Day (St. Simplicius, PC)
9:00 am Low Mass (Poor Souls in Purgatory by Dato)
Friday, Mar. 3 - Ferial Day (St. Cunegunda, Emp)
6:00 pm Low Mass (Special Intention by Wilmore)
Followed by Exposition & All-Night Adoration
Saturday, Mar. 4 - Ferial Day (St. Casimir, C; St. Lucius I, PM)
[ALL-NIGHT ADORATION continues throughout the night]
9:00 am Low Mass (Janet Strauss by Wilmore), preceded by Benediction and Reposition
Sunday, Mar. 5 - First Sunday of Lent (St. John of the Cross, C)
8:15 am Confessions
9:00 am Holy Rosary
9:30 am High Mass (Pro Populo)
We congratulate Michael and Mary DiSalvo on the baptism of their new baby, Isabella Teresa, who was born on Feb. 4 and baptized on Feb. 19.
The Confraternity of Christian Mothers is meeting after Holy Mass on Feb. 26 to discuss the formation of the Block Rosary Apostolate in our parish.
Our monthly all-night adoration is scheduled for Friday/Saturday of this week. Please sign up for your slot in the vestibule.
Lent begins this week on Ash Wednesday, Mar. 1. Please see our special liturgical schedule above. The rules for the Lenten fast can be found below.
All who need to be confirmed should sign up on the sheet in the vestibule. This means all who are of junior high school age or older, and adults who received this sacrament in the Novus Ordo after 1972. Bp. Pivarunas will visit our parish for confirmations on April 23.
Palm Sunday falls on Apr. 9 this year, and we will have a morning Mass that day by way of exception. The Mater Dei sisters will be visiting us that weekend for Children’s Catechism Classes (to be held on Apr. 8).
Rules for the Lenten Fast
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (Mar. 1) and ends on Holy Saturday inclusive (April 15). Throughout Lent, the Church requires adults between the ages of 21 and 59 to keep the Lenten fast, as follows:
- Only one full meal may be taken per day
- Two other light meatless meals may be taken, but which together do not constitute the quantity of a full meal
- On Fridays no meat may be taken at all
- Eating between meals is forbidden. Liquids, including milk and fruit juices, are allowed.
- Alcoholic drinks are permitted. Malted milk and milk shakes are forbidden. Ordinary chocolate milk, however, is permitted. The use of egg and milk foods is permitted on all days of both fast and abstinence.
- On Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday, and the Ember Days of Lent (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of the First Week of Lent), all, from seven years of age on up, are bound to the abstinence (partial or full, depending on the day)
- There is no fasting on Sundays
- Exceptions apply for those unable to fast for a legitimate reason (illness, pregnancy, work, etc.) — please see Father for details
The fast ends when Lent ends, at midnight between Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.
General Mass Schedule
- 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month: MORNING MASS (9:30 am)
- 2nd, 4th, & 5th Sunday of the month: EVENING MASS (6:00 pm)
Holy Mass at St. Therese parish is offered every Sunday and Holyday, as well as on some days during the week. For Sundays, we currently alternate a Morning Mass at 9:30 am with an Evening Mass at 6:00 pm (morning Mass on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month; evening Mass on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of the month). Times for weekday Masses vary. Please always check this web site beforehand to ensure you have the right time for the next Mass. Confessions are always heard before all Masses; please check confession schedule below.
Collections are taken up every Sunday and Holyday. Typically there is only one collection at each Mass. Of course, all contributions are strictly voluntary, but keep in mind the Fifth Precept of the Church: to contribute to the support of the Church. We cannot exist without your help. Please remember to make up for missed collections, as expenses remain the same. Thank you. God bless your generosity.
Confessions are always heard before all Masses, on Sundays and Holydays as scheduled, and 15-30 minutes before weekday Masses. Confessions are typically not heard after Mass, except as announced by Father.
Note to Newcomers
Welcome to St. Therese the Little Flower Roman Catholic Church. The clergy and parishioners of St. Therese adhere firmly to the unchangeable Catholic Faith as taught by all Popes, from St. Peter to Pius XII. At St. Therese the Latin Mass is offered exclusively, and all sacraments are administered using the traditional rites.
Newcomers are always welcome: Please introduce yourself and feel free to ask questions. If you are interested in becoming a parishioner of St. Therese, please ask the usher for a registration form. God bless you.
About Our Clergy
The clergy serving St. Therese church are affiliated with the Congregatio Mariae Reginae Immaculatae (CMRI), or Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen, a Roman Catholic religious order consisting of Priests, Brothers, and Sisters dedicated to preserving the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Traditional Catholic Faith. It was founded in 1967 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and is headquartered in Spokane, Washington, as well as Omaha, Nebraska.
The CMRI is responsible for over 50 traditional Catholic churches and Mass centers both in the U.S. and abroad, a number of schools staffed by religious, several publications, and a comprehensive online Catholic store. Read more about how these traditional Catholic Priests, Brothers, and Sisters live and spread the Catholic Faith and the Fatima Message by accessing their web site here.
If you would like to become a parishioner of St. Therese's, please complete a registration form and put it in the collection basket. Copies are available in the vestibule (look for the yellow forms). We want to make sure you get email announcements and are able to vote on important issues affecting the parish.
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