FAST & ABSTINENCE
FAST means eating more or less half of what one normally eats.
ABSTINENCE: No meat.
Lent: What to do
FRIDAYS: ABSTINENCE. Stations of the Cross at 7PM, at CCM.
PENANCE: Practiced Monday-Saturday. Giving up a licit personal pleasure, or doing a penance. For example: giving up desserts, favorite spices on food, or favorite entertainments such as video games or Facebook. Also, waking up 30 minutes earlier than normal, taking cool showers, sleeping on the floor, doing an extra chore (cleaning, doing dishes). Penances are not just about discipline, but about detachment from the world in order to open one’s self up to God and his Grace. Penance helps to purify our hearts from egoism and selfishness, and makes us for inclined to love God and neighbor in the way that Christ taught us. .
MARCH 19 (St. Joseph Day) is not a day of penance. This day is a SOLEMNITY (high feast ). One should attend Mass on these days, if possible.
March 25 (Annunciation) is not a day of penance. It’s a Solemn Feast. Should attend Mass on this day.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION): Frequent during Lent.
EXTRA PRAYERS, SPIRITUAL READING & ALMSGIVING: Prayer suggestions: Attend weekday Mass; spend 30 minutes before the Blessed Sacrament daily, say a daily rosary while meditating attentively to the mysteries, do a daily devotion from a good prayer book. Spiritual reading suggestions: Read all four Gospel during Lent. Pray the Psalms or Proverbs. Read the biography of a SAINT. Read the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
New Confession Times!
Sundays - 9:45-10:15AM (before Mass),
4:15-4:45PM (before Mass)
Mondays – 3:00-3:30PM
Tuesdays – 2:00-3:45PM
Wednesdays – 11:30-12:30PM (Fr. Cummings)
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Regular Weekly Schedule at CCM, Fall and Spring Semesters at UMW
Sunday: 10:30am and 5pm
Monday: 4pm, followed by Vespers
Tuesday: 4pm, followed by Vespers
Wednesday: announced weekly
Thursday: 4pm, followed by Vespers
Friday: 12:15pm, followed by Adoration
Saturday: announced weekly
(Screened or face-to-face)
Sunday: 9:45-10:15am and 4:15-4:45pm
Or, just drop by anytime.
The Catholic Student Center is located at 1614 College Avenue, across the street from Seacobeck Dining Hall.