Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all on Fridays during Lent.
Abstinence and Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Tow smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.
Ash Wednesday Masses will be held at 8AM*, 12 Noon and 7PM
*Saint Raphael School students will be attending.
The Light Is On For You- Reconciliation this Lent
The Church encourages all Catholic to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation each Lent. In additional to our normal Saturday afternoon confession time, Saint Raphael Parish will open on Lenten Wednesdays for confessions beginning March 8th rom 6-7:30PM. Please take advantage of this opportunity to make a good Lenten confession. Please also rech out to other Catholics you know that may been away from the regular practice of the faith and invite them to seize this chance to begin again.