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Lent 2018


Info Sections

Key Information

Information for Seekers

Lenten Calendar

Triduum Calendar

Lenten Brochure

Ash Wednesday

Worship & Devotion Opportunities

Spiritual Enrichment Activities


Stations of the Cross

Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service

Lent Church Environment

Liturgical Seasons Page



Key Information


Begins: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Ash Wednesday

Ends: Thursday March 29, 2018 - Holy Thursday, at dusk

Includes special feast:

    Solemnity of Saint Joseph - March 20, 2018 (Tuesday)




Information for Seekers


Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith or in becoming Catholic?

For those who are inquisitive about what it means to be Catholic or considering becoming Catholic, we rejoice in you and want to provide you with resources which can help you on this holy and joyous journey.

Visit our Resources for Prospective Catholics web page.


Are you an inactive Catholic who wants to consider returning to active faith?

For those who were once Catholic and feel an interest in returning to active life in the Church, we celebrate your desire to consider returning to the church and want to provide you with resources to help you rejoin ;your Catholic faith.

Visit our Resources for Returning Catholics web page.


Do you wish to become more active in your Catholic faith?

For those who are Catholic and feel an interest in becoming more active in the practice of your Catholic faith, we want to encourage you on your journey and provide you with resources to give you opportunities to get more involved.

Visit our Resources for Becoming a More Active Catholic web page.




Ash Wednesday


Ash Wednesday Liturgies


"Ash Wednesday & Lent in Two Minutes" Video


"Peeps From Sheep" Ash Wednesday Video

View this whimsical video with two sheep talking about going to church on Ash Wednesday.

Watch the video.





Worship & Devotion Opportunities


Regular Lenten Services

Sunday Masses
     Saturday Vigil:        5:30 pm
     Sunday                      8:00 am
                                          9:30 am
                                         11:00 am

Weekday Masses
      Tuesday                     5:30 pm
      Wednesday              8:30 am
      Thursday                    5:30 pm
      Friday                          6:00 am & 8:30 am

      Monday                      7:00 pm

Stations of the Cross
      Friday                           7:00 pm

Regularly Scheduled Confessions
      Tuesday                       5:00 - 5:30 pm
      Saturday                      4:00 - 5:00 pm

Adoration Chapel
      Every Day 9:00 am to 12:00 midnight


Special Lenten Services

Ash Wednesday - February 14
      Mass with Ashes                     8:30 am, 7:00 pm
      Liturgy of Word w/ Ashes   6:30 am, 12:00 noon, 5:30 pm

Parish Reconciliation Service
      Monday, March 18                7:00 pm

Youth Stations of the Cross
      Friday, March 23                    7:00 pm




Spiritual Enrichment Activities


"Best Lent Ever" - Daily Reflections by Matthew Kelly

Best Lent Ever is a free, daily email program from Dynamic Catholic, led by renowned Catholic author and speaker, Matthew Kelly, that will help you have a truly life-changing Lent. To subscribe to Best Lent Ever visit


Bishop Barron's Dail Lent Reflections

Would you like a deeper, more powerful Lent this year? Then sign up for Bishop Robert Barron's FREE daily Lent reflections. Each day, from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday, the creator and host of the CATHOLICISM film series will send you a short reflection, straight to your inbox. This is an excellent way to help super-charge your Lent.

Sign up for Bishop Barron's daily Lent reflections at







Living the Eucharist

Living the Eucharist is a parish-based renewal experience that fosters spiritual growth and discipleship by promoting full, conscious, and active participation in the Eucharist. Living the Eucharist can help adults, families, and teens in a parish grow in holiness and in the Church's mission as they come to know more profoundly the love of Christ in the Eucharist.

Living the Eucharist will run during Lent, 2018, for six weeks. Participants will meet weekly in a faith sharing group of 8-12 individuals either in homes or at the parish. The program can be joined at any time. For more information, go to our Living the Eucharist web page.


CRS Rice Bowls

CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for families and faith communities.

40 years ago, Catholics in the United States wanted to respond to famine in Africa. Could we feed the hungry through Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving? The answer was yes—and it came in the form of a small cardboard box. 40 years later, CRS Rice Bowl is your way to help our brothers and sisters in need each Lent. Through CRS Rice Bowl, we hear stories from our brothers and sisters in need worldwide, and devote our Lenten prayers, fasting and gifts to change the lives of the poor.


Learn more at

CRS Rice Bowls will be available in the narthex of church on Ash Wednesday.






Living the Catholic Faith

This archdiocesan resource summarizes what it means to live the Catholic faith, offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.


Lent: A Time for Repentance, Reconciliation and Conversion

Lent is a time for repentance, receiving reconciliation, and allowing conversion to happen in our lives.

View this handout on Repentence, Reconciliation and Conversion.


Lenten Fasting & Abstinence

Ever wonder what the church actually teaches about fasting in Lent?

View this handout on Fasting and Abstinence.


Ministries at St. Michael's

We have a very large number of active ministries here at St. Michael's. You can view these on our
Ministry index web page.


Sackcloth and Ashes

What is all about those ashes and where did that practice come from? Find out all about it in our
handout entitled Sackcloth and Ashes.





Lent Church Environment


To view our Lenten church environment as it unfolds in 2018, go to the selected page:

  •      Ash Wednesday
  •      1st Sunday of Lent
  •      2nd Sunday of Lent
  •      3rd Sunday of Lent
  •      4th Sunday of Lent
  •      5th Sunday of Lent
  •      Palm Sunday