Lenten Regulations of the Catholic Church:
Everyone 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, and all the Fridays of Lent. Everyone18 years of age and under 59 is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. On these two days of fast and abstinence only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not apply. Catholics should not lightly excuse themselves from the fast and abstinence prescribed by the Church. Lent is the principal season of penance in the Christian year. Priests, religious and laity are strongly urged to develop and follow a program of voluntary self-denial (in addition to following the Lenten regulations), serious prayer, and performance of works of charity and mercy.
Ash Wednesday – February 17th – Mass Schedule – THIS IS NOT A DAY OF OBLIGATION:
8:00am at St. Luke (10:00am Sacred Heart School Students, Faculty, and Staff Only)
6:00pm at Sacred Heart
Sunday – February 21st – The Sacred Heart Youth Drive Thru Soup Supper:
The Sacred Heart Youth are hosting a drive thru soup supper to benefit the Monticello Food Pantry. The supper will feature your choice of Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup or Chili along with a roll and cookies. A free will donation is requested. Checks should be made payable to “Sacred Heart Church” and write “Youth Soup Supper” on the memo line.
Stations of the Cross & Mass:
The Stations of the Cross and Daily Mass will be offered beginning at 5:00pm each Tuesday at Sacred Heart and each Thursday at St. Luke from Thursday, February 18th through Thursday, March 25th. This will be in addition to the regular morning Masses scheduled at each parish. Please remember that Holy Communion may be received only once on a weekday.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation:
The Sacrament is offered by contacting Father for an appointment. As to other forms, those details are yet to be determined. Please watch the bulletin and our social media for updates.
The Best Lent Ever:
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Sacred Heart Lenten Fish Fry:
Sacred Heart’s Lenten Drive Thru Fish Fry will be held on Friday, March 26th from 4:30-7:30pm. A letter will be sent to parishioners in early March with details about the event.
Information for Holy Week (Palm Sunday, March 28th through Easter Sunday, April 4th) will be available the weekend prior to Palm Sunday.