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    We strive to imitate the heart of our patroness,
    the Blessed Virgin Mary, by:
         Loving God with all our hearts,
         Loving our neighbor as ourselves,
         Bringing Christ to others.

     

  • Mass Times

    Weekend Mass
    Sat 4:00 PM
    Sun 7:30 AM 9:30 AM* 11:30 AM

    Daily Mass
    Mon-Sat 7:55 AM
    Rosary before Mass

    *Signed for deaf/hard of hearing
    See the bulletin for details

  • Confessions

    Saturday
    2:45-3:45 PM

    Wednesday
    Noon-1:00 PM

    1st Saturday
    of the Month
    7:00-7:45 AM

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Lenten Schedule 2017

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE:

Mondays:

5:00-5:25 pm

March 6 - April 10

Wednesdays:

12:00-1:00 pm

 

Wednesday:

5:30-7:00 pm

March 8 - April 12 (April 5, priests must leave by 6:45 to attend the communal penance service)

Saturdays:

2:45-3:45 pm

not on Holy Saturday, April 15

Saturday:

7:00-7:45 am

April 1

TOPEKA REGIONAL COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICES:

Sunday, April 2:

2:00 pm

Mother Teresa

Monday, April 3:

7:00 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

& Sacred Heart

Tuesday, April 4:

7:00 pm

Christ the King

Wednesday, April 5:

7:00 pm

St. Matthew's

Thursday, April 6:

7:00 pm

Mater Dei - Holy Name site

Saturday, April 8:

9:30 am

Most Pure Heart of Mary

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
5:00 pm Fridays of Lent (not on Good Friday)

WEEKDAY EVENING MASSES:
5:30 pm Monday & Friday (not during Holy Week)
(Christ the King has 5:30 pm Mass on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays)

HOLY WEEK:

Wednesday, April 12 

Last Words of Jesus

7:00 pm in Church

Thursday, April 13

Holy Thursday Mass

7:00 pm in Church

Friday, April 14

Good Friday Services

3:00 & 7:00 pm in Church

Saturday, April 15

Easter Vigil Mass

8:30 pm

Sunday, April 16

Easter Morning

7:30 am

 

 

9:30 am

 

 

11:30 am

There will be NO morning Mass on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Holy Week, April 13, 14 & 15.

PENITENTIAL DISCIPLINES OF LENT:
The Christian faithful, during Lent, are clearly conscious of the need to turn the mind towards those realities which really count, which require Gospel commitment and integrity of life which, through self denial of those things which are superfluous, are translated into good works and solidarity with the poor and needy. (Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, #125)

In addition to choosing their own penitential practices, Catholics are also asked to observe the practices of fast and abstinence during the 40 days of Lent. The Lenten Fast and Abstinence Regulations are as follows:

  • Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.

  • Everyone 18 years of age and under 59 years of age is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. (The obligation of fasting ceases with the celebration of one's 59th birthday)

  • On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other smaller 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 those 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 oblige.

  • Catholics should not lightly excuse themselves from these prescribed minimal penitential practices.

Novena: Mary, Undoer of Knots

As the parish concentrates on the financial matters of the parish, Fr. Greg would like all parishioners to pray the novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots. As we take these matters to prayer, we firmly believe that we will be guided to the solutions needed to keep Most Pure Heart of Mary financially viable for many generations. 

Please click here to find the novena.