To see individual days of Lent, click on upcoming dates, to the right, or click on Full Liturgical Calendar, below, to see a month at a time.
This year, Lent begins on March 5 as we observe Ash Wednesday. It continues through the afternoon of Holy Thursday, April 17, and ends as we begin the Sacred Paschal Triduum with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
Video clip: Ash Wednesday and Lent
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, we enter a time of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. These penitential practices prepare us to renew our own baptismal commitment during the Sacred Paschal (Easter) Triduum.
We pay special attention during this season to the Sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation.
Don’t forget our SAINT JUDE FRIDAY EVENINGS during Lent: Mass at 6:00 p.m., Stations of the Cross (after Mass) at 6:30 p.m., Eucharistic Holy Hour with Benediction (after Stations) at 7:00 p.m, concluding at 8:00 p.m.
At Saint Jude Church we observe the season in many ways, all in preparation for our celebration of the Paschal Mystery. Why not print for your fridge, or transfer to your phone, our Saint Jude LENTEN WORSHIP : Saint Jude Celebrates Lent 2014 and our TRIDUUM SCHEDULE: Sacred Paschal Triduum?
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. It’s important that people be in the church, in prayer and reflection, between all the liturgical services, from immediately after the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, until Great Paschal Evensong on Easter Sunday afternoon. Suggestions for your individual prayer watching in church, or for use at home, you’ll find HERE: Paschal Watch Prayer .
Make sure to follow the flow of the season’s Sundays and other commemorations using the list to the right, or the full liturgical calendar below.
What does Lent sound like at Saint Jude Church?
Entrance Chant: Change Me, Lord
Penitential Act: Penitential Act Form B
Kyrie: Gregorian Mass XI “Orbis Factor”
Gospel Acclamation: Adoramus Te Christe
Sanctus (Holy): Gregorian Mass XVIII
Memorial Acclamation: ICEL chant “Save us, Savior of the world”
Agnus Dei (Lamb of God): Gregorian Mass XVIII
You can hear some of our Lenten hymns when you click on individual days of the season (to the right, or on the full liturgical calendar, below).
View the listing of events on the right or select the Full Liturgical Calendar link below to do the following:
- Stay current with the liturgical calendar and life of St. Jude parish.
- Prepare for Sunday Mass by reflecting on the Scripture readings.
- Read stories of the saints and how they tried to follow the gospel.
- Learn about the catholic customs for the feasts and festivals which are celebrated by the church throughout the world.
- Bring liturgy into your home to celebrate the season.