Stations of the Cross
Throughout Lent, the Stations of the Cross devotion will be prayed Friday mornings following the 9am Mass.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available:
Tuesdays, after the 7pm Mass until 8:15pm
Fridays, 8:30 – 8:55am
Saturdays, 4pm – 4:55pm
Sundays (except Palm Sunday), 10:15 – 10:50
Saturday, March 24 (before Holy Week begins) from 3 – 4:55pm
Holy Thursday, March 29, 8:30 – 9:30pm
Monday Masses at St. Maurice Parish
Monday, March 19 at 9am: Feast of St. Joseph
Monday, March 26 at 9am: Monday of Holy Week
Development & Peace – Caritas Canada invites us to live out the new Share Lent campaign, Together for Peace. Visit their website at www.devp.org and see information posted on the bulletin boards.
Norms for Lenten Observance
The liturgical season of Lent begins February 14. The following are guidelines of Lenten observance for the faithful in the Archdiocese of Ottawa.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. Fridays are days of abstinence.
Fasting binds all persons from 18 to 59 years old, unless prevented by poor health. On days of fast, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s own needs. Eating between meals is not allowed although fluids may be taken.
Abstinence from meat binds all persons who are 14 and older, unless prevented by poor health. In the Archdiocese of Ottawa, the consumption of meat is not allowed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Fridays of Lent. The Archbishop mandates this observance for the spiritual well-being of the faithful.
Lent is a penitential season and, as such, religious practices such as daily Mass, the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Stations of the Cross, works of charity and justice, and acts of self-denial are highly encouraged.