Lenten Schedule 2017

Lenten Fasting and Abstinence rules for Catholics:

• Catholics who have celebrated their 14th birthday are bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent (except Friday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day).

• Catholics who have celebrated their 18th birthday and are under 59 years of age are bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

This means one full meatless meal is allowed with two other meatless meals sufficient to maintain strength but together not equal to another full meal. No eating between meals

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.

1 March, Ash Wednesday

7 a.m., Mass in the extraordinary form (Latin) with ashes
8:30 a.m., School Mass with ashes
12:15 p.m., prayer service with ashes
7 p.m., Mass with ashes

13 April, Holy Thursday

7 p.m., Mass of the Last Supper

5 March, Sunday

3 p.m., Rite of Election, St. John the Baptist, Waunakee

14 April, Good Friday

12:15 p.m., Passion of the Lord
7:30 p.m., Tenebrae

20 March, Monday

8:30 a.m., School Mass for Feast of St. Joseph (no 7:30 a.m. Mass)

15 April, Holy Saturday

10 a.m., Bless Easter food baskets
8 p.m., Vigil Mass

11 April, Tuesday

7:30 p.m., Chrism Mass, St. Maria Goretti, Madison

16 April, Easter Sunday

Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.

12 April, Wednesday

6:30 p.m., Living Stations of the Cross, school gym

Other Events

Extraordinary Form Mass (Latin)

7:30 a.m., every Saturday except 11 March

Bible Study

Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., beginning 2 March through 6 April, Threshold Bible Study, People of the Passion


9 a.m. every Saturday
23 March, Thursday, 7 p.m., Communal Reconciliation

Fish Fries

10 March, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
24 March, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Stations of the Cross

Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m.
Fridays at 12:15 p.m.
Fridays with school children at 2:20 p.m. (except March 31)

Reconciliation Elsewhere

• St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Portage, 8 March, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.; Saturdays (except 25 March), 9-10 a.m.

• Sacred Heart, Reedsburg, 22 March, Wednesday, 7 p.m., and a half hour before weekend Masses

• St. Cecilia, Wisconsin Dells, 5 April, Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 7 to 8:15 p.m.; Saturdays from 4 to 4:45 p.m. and half an hour before every scheduled Mass.

• St. Mary Health of the Sick, Merrimac/Durward’s Glen—Durward’s Glen, Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8 a.m. St. Mary’s, Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.; Saturdays, 3:30 to 4:20 p.m.; Sundays, 9 to 9:20 a.m.

• St. Aloysius, Sauk City, weekdays, 7:15 to 8:05 a.m.; Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 to 7:50 a.m. and 3:30 to 4:20 p.m.; Sundays, all morning, even during Masses, except for short breaks after each Mass.

• St. Norbert, Roxbury, weekdays, 7:15 to 7:50 a.m.; Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 to 3:50 p.m.; Sundays, 7 to 7:50 a.m. and before and after the 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Latin