Season of Fasting, Prayer, Almsgiving

LENT A TIME OF RENEWAL -- a time for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  HOLY WEEK begins on Ash Wednesday and our parish has opportunities for increased prayer and participation as we prepare ourselves for Easter!

Daily Mass -- Monday thru Friday 8:00AM and 12:10PM, Saturday 8:00AM  (SCS Church)
Consider praying with others at Mass, fasting from a daily routine, and giving your time to Jesus by participating in the celebration of the Eucharist--the Mass daily for the Season of Lent. 

Parish Mission -- "O God, Come to My Assistance"
12:10PM Post Mass Reflections on Monday and Fridays:

             Mondays POST 12:10PM Mass -- TALK by Father Anthony, Associate Pastor
             Fridays POST 12:10PM Mass -- TALK by Father Arcoleo, Pastor

Sunday Vespers -- Sundays at 5:00 P.M.: Vespers with Monsignor Strynkowski
Vespers, most known as Evening Prayer, is part of the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office. In the Liturgy of the Hours, the Church fulfills Jesus' command to "pray always" (Luke 18:1; see also 1 Thessalonians 5:17). Through this prayer, the people of God sanctify the day by continual praise of God and prayers of intercession for the needs of the world.

26 February: “O God, do not abandon us in temptation.”  
5 March: “O God, let us see Your face.”  
12 March: “O God, our hearts thirst for You.”
19 March: “O God, take away our blindness.”
26 March: “O God, give us life.”
2 April: “O God, lead us to Easter.”

Reconciliation—Penance --  Confessions to be heard:
Saturdays 3:00PM - 4:00PMSCS Church/Sienna Center (Franklin Square)
Sundays Before Morning Mass 8:15AM - 8:40AM:  SVDP Cathedral (Elmont)

Monday, 3 April                  3:00PM to 9:00PM 
A day of reconciliation in Diocese of Rockville Centre across Long Island; Brookly and New York Dioceses.  Parishes to have confessions 3PM to 9PM.  
Friday, 8 April                      9:30AM to 10:30AM
Saturday, 9 April                 9:30AM to 10:30AM

Stations of the Cross -- Every Friday during Lent 7:30PM:  SCS Church
A Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are prayers commonly used as a mini pilgrimage moving from station to station.  

Adoration of Blessed Sacrament -- Daily Sunday through Friday (closed Saturday)
8:30AM - 8:00PM
Spend time in silent prayer in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ.  The Adoration Chapel will close on Holy Thursday and reopen on Monday (of Octave of Easter).  Read More

FORMED.org -- A FREE subscription from our Parish to you and your family that provides prayers, reflections, Lenten Retreat series, Lent with Brother Francis (for children) and more.  Also provides classic films, videos and cartoons for children and youth for the Season of LENT.   
Register FOR FREE on this website and Read More

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Fasting is not eating between meals; and abstinence is not eating meat for those from age 18 until age 59. 
Every Friday during Lent
 is a day of Abstinence.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of
Fast & Abstinence 

which is binding from age 14.

Monday, 3 APRIL
3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.  Confession

HOLY Thursday, 6 APRIL
9:00 A.M.  Morning Prayer
7:30 P.M. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
(The Blessed Sacrament will be reposed
in the church for private adoration until 11:00 P.M.)

Good Friday, 7 APRIL
9:00 A.M.  Morning Prayer
9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.  Confession
12:00 P.M.  Stations of the Cross
3:00 P.M.  Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

Holy Saturday, 8 April
9:00 A.M.  Morning Prayer
9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.  Confession

8:00 P.M.  Easter Vigil Mass 

Easter Sunday, 9 APRIL
7:00 A.M., 8:30 A.M., 10:00 A.M., 11:30 A.M. Mass (SC Church) 
9:30 A.M., 11:00 A.M., 12:30 P.M. Mass (Sienna Center)
8:45 A.M. Mass (SVDP)

Schedule and Times are subject to change.

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