Fasting binds all Catholics who have completed their 18th birthday through those who have completed their 59th year, unless prevented by health. On days of fast, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s own needs. Eating solid food between meals is not allowed, although fluids may be taken.
Abstinence binds all Catholics who have completed their 14th birthday, unless prevented by health. On days of abstinence, the consumption of meat is not allowed. The Church strongly encourages the observance of Friday abstinence, but failure to do so is not regarded as sinful. However, failure to observe any penitential days at all or a substantial number of such days must be considered serious.
Lent is a time for being recreated. We are invited to take a close look at our lives and our relationships with Christ, with our families, friends and all of humanity. Stations of the Cross are prayed each Friday of Lent at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral Worship Space, except for Good Friday (April 14); which will be at 3 p.m.
Mar. 3, 24, 31 and Apr. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Bishop Placido Rodriguez Hall of the Family Activity Center at Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock TX 79413. All you can eat Fried and/or Baked Fish with sides and dessert! (Fish sticks available for kids) $10 for Adults, $5 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit the John Domansky Scholarship awarded to a graduating senior from CTKC High School.
Mon, Mar 20, Our Lady of Grace, 7 p.m.
Tues, Mar 21, Saint John Neumann, 7 p.m.
Thu, Mar 23, Our Lady of Guadalupe, 7 p.m.
Wed, Mar 29, Holy Spirit, 6 p.m.
Tues, Apr 4, Saint Francis of Assisi, Wolfforth, 6:30 p.m.
Wed, Apr 5, Saint Philip, Shallowater, 6:30 p.m.
Wed, Apr 5, Woodrow-San Ramón, 6:30 p.m.
Wed, Apr 12, Christ the King, 7 p.m.
In addition to insights from Father Phillips, there will be table reflections and witness talks. Sacrament of Reconciliation available immediately following retreat. $10 includes breakfast, lunch and all materials.
Saturday, March 18, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m, Monsignor Ben Kasteel Hall of the Family Activity Center at Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock TX 79413.
Sponsored by the Spiritual Life Commission of Christ the King Cathedral. To register, sign up after Mass on Mar 5 or 12, contact at , or register online.
Parishes are participating in CRS Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program, as a way to encounter Jesus through others, especially through the most vulnerable in our world. Rice Bowls are available in the Gathering Space. Please be sure to take one home and use the easy and fun resources to deepen your family’s Lenten experience. Your prayers, fasting and almsgiving this Lenten season will help Catholic Relief Services continue to provide life-saving assistance in nearly 100 countries. CRS works on our behalf to care for the poorest in our world and to end global poverty.
“A Journey with Jesus into the Desert,” a Silent Retreat directed by Deacons Max Perea and Daniel Romo on Saturday, February 25, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. How will you spend the 40 days of Lent? The number 40, an important biblical number, usually signified a period of testing, waiting, preparation, revelation. We’ll contemplate Bible passages relating to this. Confessions: Father Ruban Selvaraj. Suggested donation is $15, lunch included. (Scholarships available.) Bring your bible and journal (if you wish). To register: call 863-4904 or . Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 8202 CR 7700, Wolfforth.
“Standing at the Foot of the Cross with Jesus and Mary," a Lenten Retreat on Saturday, March 11, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. directed by Deacon Benny Phillips, confessions: Msgr. Joe James and Father Ruban Selvaraj.
“There was never a preacher like the dying Christ; there was never a congregation like that which gathered around the pulpit of the Cross: there was never a sermon like the Seven Last Words.” (Archbishop Fulton Sheen). We’ll stand at the foot of the Cross with Mary, recalling her “Seven Sorrows.” Suggested donation is $15, lunch included. (Scholarships available.) Bring your bible and journal (if you wish). To register: call 863-4904 or . Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 8202 CR 7700, Wolfforth.