As this holy season approaches, we are offered many opportunities for spiritual growth.  Please take advantage of these moments of prayer and devotion so that we will be more open to receive the graces of Easter. 
Don’t give up chocolate for Lent this year!  Check out this Dynamic Catholic Website in English and sign up for great email reflections during the season of Lent that can help you have the Best Lent Ever!
 Also, you can check out Word Among us for daily reflections on the Scriptures in English or Spanish
Fast and Abstinence: Those 18 – 59 years old are to eat only one meatless meal on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, with only lighter snacks on two other occasions those days.  On all other Fridays of Lent, those 14 years old and older are to abstain from eating meat.


Ash Wednesday Schedule of Masses: See Mass Schedule on the inside of the first page of this week’s bulletin.


Confessions during Lent: Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:00 PM in the ChurchSpecial Lenten Penance Service on Tuesday, March 21st at 7:00 PM


Stations of the Cross during Lent: Starting the week (except in Spanish which start March 8th), we will have Stations of the Cross in the following languages: Wednesdays (Spanish) 6:30 PM, Thursdays   (Portuguese)   7:00 PM, and Fridays (English) 5:15 PM
First Penance:  Please pray for our children who made their first confessions this past week.  It was a beautiful experience of the Love and Mercy of Jesus for each of them.  Also may, it be a reminder for all of us to make a good confession this Lent and our own need for frequent reception of this Sacrament.