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Lenten Meditation Book 2015

Please click here to find the Lenten Meditation Book for 2015. You can either download the pdf or print it off to use at home.

Lenten Season 2015

ASH WEDNESDAY:

Mass 7:00 am
Mass 9:30 am (school Mass)
Mass 12:05 pm
Mass 6:00 pm

NO Confessions are offered on Ash Wednesday

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 5:00-5:25 pm February 19-March 26
Wednesdays: 12:00-1:00 pm not on Ash Wednesday
Wednesdays: 6:00-7:00 pm February 25-March 25
Wednesday: 6:00-6:45 pm April 1
Saturdays: 2:45-4:00 pm not on Holy Saturday
Saturday: 7:00-7:45 am March 7th

TOPEKA REGIONAL COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICES:

Sunday, March 22: 7:00 pm Christ the King
Monday, March 23: 7:00 pm Our Lady of Guadalupe
    & St. Joseph's
Tuesday, March 24: 7:00 pm St. Matthew's
Wednesday, March 25: 7:00 pm Mater Dei- Holy Name site
Thursday, March 26: 7:00 pm Mother Teresa
Saturday, March 28: 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 Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Friday (not during Holy Week)

HOLY WEEK:

Wednesday, April 1st Last Words of Jesus 7:00 pm in Church
Thursday, April 2nd Holy Thursday Mass 7:00 pm in Church
Friday, April 3rd Good Friday Services 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm in Church
Saturday, April 4th Easter Vigil Mass 8:30 pm
Sunday, April 5th Easter Morning 7:30 am
    9:30 am
    11:30 am

There will be morning prayers, not morning Mass on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Holy Week.

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.

Volunteers Needed For Snow Removal

As part of our cost savings measures in helping to reduce the parish deficit, we are asking for help with snow removal from sidewalks, handicap access ramps and stairs this winter. Please click on this link to sign up for a time period (week long commitment). We truly appreciate the dedication of our parishioners!

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.

Archbishop Naumann's Letter on Topeka Regional Planning

Please click here to view an update letter from Archbishop Naumann on the Topeka Regional Planning Process.