Penance Fair    

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Click the links below for printed materials

(also provided at the penance fair):

Act of Contrition

Guide to Confession

Examination of conscience for children

Additional opportunities for reconciliation during Lent: 
Mondays at 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m.
Fridays at 8:00 a.m. at IC Church
Saturdays at 8:00 and 9:00 a.m.

Stations of the Cross during Lent

Please join us for Stations of the Cross on all Fridays during Lent at 5:30 p.m. in English and 7:00 p.m. in Spanish. 

Soup Suppers during Lent

Please join us for Soup Suppers every Monday after the 5:30 p.m. daily Mass, in the St. Faustina Commons. 

The soup suppers are hosted by the CCW and served by various parish ministries. 

Everyone is welcome! Cost is $4 per person over age 6; children under age 5 are free.

The collected funds are distributed to various ministries or needs in the Faribault Catholic Community.  

Friday morning Mass during Lent

Please join us for an early daily Mass on Fridays, at 7:00 a.m. at Divine Mercy Church. This is in addition to the regularly scheduled 8:30 a.m. Mass at IC. 

Fasting regulations during Lent

Abstinence: Catholics 14+ years of age must abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent. It is only on other Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, that a Catholic may substitute another form of penance instead of abstinence. 

Fasting: Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are required to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. On these days one full meal is allowed. Food may be taken at two other times during the day, in order to maintain strength according to each one's needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted. Liquids, including milk and fruit juices, however, are allowed. Those who are pregnant or ill are exempt from fasting. 

Holy Week 2020

Holy Thursday: April 9

Morning Prayer:  8:30 a.m. Divine Mercy Catholic Church

Holy Thursday is the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, when he established the sacrament of Holy Communion prior to his arrest and crucifixion. It also commemorates His institution of the priesthood.  

The Last Supper was the final meal Jesus shared with his Disciples in Jerusalem. During the meal, Jesus predicts his betrayal.

The central observance of Holy Thursday is the ritual reenactment of the Last Supper at Mass. This event is celebrated at every Mass, as party of the Liturgy of the Eucharist, but it is specially commemorated on Holy Thursday.

During the Mass, Catholics rightly believe, as an article of faith, that the unleavened bread and wine are transformed into the body and blood of Jesus Christ through a process known as transubstantiation. 

On the night of Holy Thursday, Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place where the faithful remain in the presence of the Eucharist just as the Disciples kept a vigil with Christ.

Mass of the Lord's Supper (Bilingual):

7:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Catholic Church

Jesus establishes the special priesthood for his disciples. Christ washed the feet of his Disciples, who would become the first priests.

This establishment of the priesthood is reenacted at Mass with the priest washing the feet of several parishioners.

Good Friday: April 10

Good Friday is the day on which Catholics commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Catholics are joined by almost all other Christians in solemn commemoration on this day. It is also a legal holiday around much of the world.

Jesus was betrayed by Judas on the night of the Last Supper, commemorated on Holy Thursday. The next morning, Pilate reluctantly agreed to execute Jesus and sentenced him to crucifixion. 

Before his execution, Jesus was flogged, which was a customary practice intended to weaken a victim before crucifixion. Crucifixion was an especially painful method of execution and was perfected by the Romans as such. It was reserved for the worst criminals.

During his flogging, the soldiers tormented Jesus, crowning Him with thorns and ridicule.

Following his flogging, Jesus was compelled to carry his cross to the place of His execution, at Calvary, where Jesus was nailed to the cross and crucified between two thieves. 

During Christ's last few hours on the cross, darkness fell over the whole land. 

Prior to death, Jesus spoke His last words, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"  Properly understood, the last words of Christ were triumphant. Guards then lanced Jesus' side to ensure He was dead.

At the moment of Christ's death, an earthquake occurred, powerful enough to open tombs. The long, thick curtain at the Temple torn from top to bottom.

Following the incredible events of the day, the body of Christ was removed from the cross and laid in a donated tomb, buried according to custom.

Good Friday is a day of fasting within the Church. There is no Mass and no celebration of the Eucharist on Good Friday. A liturgy is still performed and communion comes from hosts consecrated on Holy Thursday.  Church bells are silent. Altars are left bare.

Good Friday Services
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
12 Noon Stations of the Cross in English
3:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord's Passion
7:00 p.m. Via Crucis: Stations of the Cross in Spanish (with English)

Holy Saturday is the part of the Triduum that is observed mostly by an absence of attention. It reminds us of the hopelessness that would permanently have inhabited the world, had not the Savior risen from the dead.

 

On Holy Saturday, the Church pauses at the Lord's tomb, meditating His Passion and Death, His descent into Hell, and, with prayer and fasting, awaits His Resurrection.

Holy Saturday is a day of waiting and preparing as Mary did near the tomb of her Son. We remember that He is already at work, proclaiming the finished work during His descent to the dead. While Mary did not really know what would happen next, there was a sense of anticipation that there is more to come; a sense we need to keep with us today.

We can identify with her in our own waiting.  We are readying ourselves for the shout of hope, "He is risen! He is risen! He is risen, indeed!"

 

8:30 a.m.  

     Morning Prayer

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.   

     First Mass of Easter - The Great Easter Vigil

Holy Saturday: April 11

Easter Sunday: April 12, 2020

Since Easter represents the fulfillment of God's promises to mankind, it is the most important holiday on the Christian calendar.

Easter Sunday Masses:

   8:00 a.m. Mass

   10:00 a.m. Mass (ASL interpreted)

   Noon: Mass in Spanish

Note: There will be NO 5 p.m Mass on Easter Sunday. 

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