Reflect ~ Repent ~ Restore
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Walk-up for Reconciliation at St. William Hall
- Lenten Fridays from 4:00-5:00pm (before Stations of the Cross)
- Saturdays from 2:30-3:30pm
- Visit our Reconciliation page for resources and a how-to guide
Stations of the Cross
We are offering Stations of the Cross outdoors and virtually during Lent.
- Outdoors ~ St. William Courtyard ~ 5:00pm on Lenten Fridays through March 26th
Please meet in the Courtyard. We’ll process through the Stations in the Courtyard, and conclude inside the Church for a brief period of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
- Virtually ~Via Zoom ~ 6:30pm on four Fridays: February 26th and March 5th, 12th & 19th
This beautiful devotion of praying the Stations of the Cross is led by Fr. Anthony Uytingco
Parish Mission ~ Live Morning & Virtual Evening Sessions ~ March 1-3, 2021
Father Andrew Rodriguez, S.J., will explore “The Call to Holiness in Today’s World” by sharing thoughts from Pope Francis on holiness from Gaudete et Exsultate on Day 1. The second day, Father Andrew will look at the holiness of St. Joseph and how his life can shape our own call to being holy men and women. We will explore the Beatitudes to help us discern ways in which we can be holy, on the final day. Find out more and Register!
Virtual Prayer Practices
- The Rosary ~ Via Zoom daily at 3:00pm
- Contemplative Prayer ~ Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm ~ Contact Carol Thornton for the Zoom Link
- Stations of the Cross ~Via Zoom ~ 6:30pm on February 26th and March 5th, 12th & 19th
This beautiful devotion of praying the Stations of the Cross is led by Fr. Anthony Uytingco.
CRS Rice Bowl
We invite you to join us, and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the US, this Lenten season as we pray, fast and give alms with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl Lenten Program. Together, our parish and school can come together to help feed families here in our community and around the world. Click here to find out how to get started!
Little Black Book
Please pick up a Little Black Book at Mass as a companion for the season of Lent. We offer this resource in both Regular and Large Print. The goal of this book is to provide support for you to find 6 minutes of quiet time a day to spend with the Lord. On the righthand page you can meditate on a brief passage from the Sunday Gospels of Lent (Cycle B). The left-hand page will focus on aspects of the Cross as the symbol of our faith and assorted “Catholic Culture.”
Online Daily Reflections
Consider signing up to receive daily Lenten reflections from one of the many sources available:
- Formed ~ Daily Lenten Reflections ~ Dr. Tim Gray
- Word on Fire ~ Lenten Gospel Reflections ~ Bishop Robert Barron
- Santa Clara University Jesuit School of Theology ~ A Heart Renewed: Lenten Prayer
- Jesuits.org ~ An Ignatian Guide to Lent
- Loyola Press ~ Living Lent Daily
- My Catholic Life ~ Gospel and Divine Mercy Reflections
- Dynamic Catholic ~ Best Lent Ever: I Heard God Laugh ~ Matthew Kelly
Catholic Fasting & Abstinence
- Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for members of the Catholic Church.
- Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
- Fasting is obligatory between 18 to 59 years of age.
- Abstinence is binding from age 14 and up.
- When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.
- According to the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops, “The Sundays of Lent are certainly part of the time of Lent, but they are not prescribed days of fast and abstinence.”
At Mass on Palm Sunday palm branches were set apart by a blessing from the priest and made into a “sacramental,” an object that is meant to draw us closer to the celebration of the seven sacraments. Most “sacramental” items, like palm branches for example, can be burned or buried in order to properly dispose of them. This type of disposal honors their sacred purpose and returns them to the earth in a digniﬁed way.