Lent, Holy Week & Easter

The Truth is in the Cross – In this season of Lent, we invite you to reflect on what the cross means for you. In our world, beaten down by problems, heavy burdens and inequity, believe that your faith is in God – who is powerful and compassionate. Meditate that God has the last word, and align yourself with Jesus, who embraced the cross for you, because He loves you.

Lenten Season Masses in the Church

Weekdays – Morning Mass at 8:30 a.m.
First Friday Mass & Holy Hour March 5 at 8:30 a.m.

Weekends – Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.; Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
(9:00 a.m. Mass also live-streamed on Facebook)

Stations of the Cross

Fridays during Lent at 7:00 p.m. in the Church – also live-streamed on Facebook

Click here for the Stabat Mater Worship Music Resource

Reconciliation

Tuesday, March 16, 6:15-7:45 p.m. in the Church and Saturdays 4-4:30 p.m. inside the parish office building

Click here for helpful information on how to go to confession and examination of conscience.

Upcoming Special Opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Season of Lent in the Harford Region

  • St. Francis de Sales: Every Sunday 7:30 AM—8 AM and 12 PM; and Tuesday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM
  • Holy Spirit:  Thursday, March 18th at 3:00 PM
  • St. Ignatius: every Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM; Wednesday, March 24th, 7:00 PM and Wednesday, March 31st, 1:30-3:00 PM
  • St. Joan of Arc: Saturdays, 4:15 PM and Tuesday, March 9th 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
  • St. John: Tuesday, March 16th, 6:15-7:45 PM
  • St. Mark: Tuesday, March 16th, 3:00-5:00 PM and 7:00-8:00 PM; Wednesday, March 24th, 3:00-5:00 PM and 7:00-8:00 PM; And Saturdays 3:00-3:45 PM
  • St. Margaret: Mondays, 6:00-7:00 PM; Fridays-after the stations at 7:00 PM
  • St. Mary’s, Pylesville: Saturdays 3:15 PM and Monday, March 29th at 7:00 PM
  • St. Patrick’s, Havre de Grace:  Wednesdays & Fridays 5:30—6:15 PM in the Ministry Building
  • Prince of Peace:  Every Saturday 3:00-4:00 PM
  • St. Stephen—Drive-up Confessions are available every Saturday during Lent from 10:00-10:30 AM. Enter the parking lot by the driveway next to the soccer field, and at the top of the hill follow the signed directions.

Holy Week Schedule

All services will be held in the Church with first-come, first-served seating. Once seating in the Church is full, overflow will be directed downstairs to the church hall for a virtual venue to watch the live-streamed Mass and receive Communion. You may pre-register in advance to save time when you arrive; however, pre-registering is not required and does NOT reserve seats.

March 28 Palm Sunday Masses 

Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the church
Sunday 9:00 a.m. in the church – also live-streamed on Facebook
Sunday 11:30 a.m. in the church

 

April 1 Holy Thursday 

8:30 a.m.    Morning Prayer in the church
7:00 p.m.    Mass of the Lord’s Supper in the church – also live-streamed on Facebook
8:30 p.m.    Night Watch in the church
10:00 p.m.  Night Prayer in the church

 

 April 2 Good Friday

8:30 a.m.  Morning Prayer in the church
7:00 p.m.  Liturgy with the Passion of Christ Live Drama in the church – also live-streamed on Facebook

 

April 3 Holy Saturday

8:30 a.m.  Morning Prayer in the church
1:00 p.m.  Blessing of Easter Food in the church
8:00 p.m.  Easter Vigil in the church – also live-streamed on Facebook

 

 April 4 Easter Sunday Masses

9:00 a.m. in the church (seating is first-come, first-served with overflow seating in the church hall) – also live-streamed on Facebook
11:30 a.m. outside on the parking lot in front of the Conference Center. We will have a large tent, so Mass will be outside rain or shine.  Bring your own chair or blanket!

 

Resources

Listed below are resources to help make this season of Lent more meaningful.

The Best Lent Ever

What if having your best Lent ever included NOT giving up chocolate?  DynamicCatholic.com offers daily emails that will challenge you to live your faith more fully and intentionally. Click HERE to sign up for daily emails.

Lent Made Simple

Lent Made Simple is a journey they breaks Lent down into 7 week long retreats led by one or two speakers per topic book-ended with a focus on beauty. You can sign up and learn more at lentmadesimple.com. Each day you’ll get a 3 minute video from an amazing Catholic speaker.