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Lent begins on February 14, Ash Wednesday. It continues through the afternoon of Holy Thursday, March 29, and ends as we begin the Sacred Paschal Triduum with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

Video clip: Ash Wednesday and Lent in two minutes. Check the Lenten Fasting Regulations


Help children enter into the spirit of Lent with
Lenten Family Focus.

The season of preparation for baptism is upon us. With the catechumens, who become the elect when the bishop calls them to the sacraments of initiation (NOTE: One ‘Ohana is Hawaiian for one, big, extended family), we enter a time of renewal, founded on The Three Pillars of Lent:
Prayer;   Fasting;   Almsgiving.
These penitential practices prepare us to renew our own baptismal commitment during the Sacred Paschal (Easter) Triduum. It’s a good time to review and renew our Baptismal Promises (printable).

We pay special attention during this season to the Sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation.

Pope Francis speaks to us about Lent.

Let’s sum it all up with various viewpoints answering our question: What is Lent?



The scripture readings at Mass are arranged in a three-year cycle. This is Year B, the year of Saint Mark, when his Gospel is read more often than the others.You can see how the Gospel of Mark is distributed throughout the year HERE. You can see which scriptures are proclaimed with this chart of Readings for the Sundays of Lent.

With the prophets of Israel, we can have A Prophetic Lent.


Jesus, Remember Me
Hear our great Lenten chant, “Attende Domine,” in Latin and in English.

At Saint Jude Church we observe the season in many ways, all in preparation for our celebration of the Paschal Mystery in the Sacred Paschal Triduum. Why not print for your fridge, or transfer to your phone, our Saint Jude Lent-Triduum Calendar 2018 .

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Here’s our schedule of Confessions
Monday – Friday 7:30-8:00 am
Tuesday – Thursday – Friday 5:00-5:50 pm
Saturday 9:00-10:30 am; 2:30-3:30 pm
Thursday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. – Parish Lenten Penance Service (see below)
Additional during Holy Week:
—Monday, March 26 / Wednesday, March 28 / Thursday, March 29 – 5:00-5:50 p.m.
How do we make a good confession? What if we haven’t been for a while?

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK: On Sunday, February 18, at 12:15 p.m., we have a communal celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

LENTEN PARISH RETREAT: Join us on Saturday, February 17
Mass – 8:15 a.m.
Talks, Lunch, Adoration – 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Don’t forget our SAINT JUDE FRIDAYS with Stations of the Cross during Lent:
Stations of the Cross at 1:00 p.m.
Mass at 6:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross (after Mass) at 6:30 p.m.

LIVING STATIONS BY 6TH GRADE CLASS: Friday, March 9, 6:30 pm

OUTDOOR STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Sunday, March 18, 1:00 pm

You will find VIDEO STATIONS OF THE CROSS on our liturgy pages throughout the season. The first station is on Ash Wednesday and the Stations continue on each Sunday of Lent and throughout Holy Week. We pray the Stations of the Cross during Lent and throughout the year. Where did they come from?

Find the Lenten devotion  THE SEVEN SORROWS OF MARY HERE.

During the Triduum, we observe the PASCHAL WATCH, in the church and at home, as we keep vigil, marking these days as an annual time of retreat and reflection. We pray and reflect between the liturgical services, from immediately after the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, until Easter Sunday afternoon. Suggestions for your individual prayer watching in church, or for use at home, you’ll find at Paschal Watch Prayer 2018




LENTEN PRAYER: If I Must Refrain


How did Lent begin and how did it develop to our way of keeping the season? What are some customs we can follow to keep this season holy? How can we find joy in almsgiving?

Begin meals with a Lenten Meal Prayer. How about Lenten recipes?

Could you use a Confession reminder for children?
Can we pray the Stations of the Cross with children? You can print them or use this online version.

Pray the Stations of the Cross in solidarity with our brothers and sisters using this text and these images.

Follow the flow of the season’s Sundays and other commemorations using the list to the right, or the full liturgical calendar.

St. Jude Catholic Church
2130 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-6609

St. Jude Catholic School
2110 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-4611

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