Weekly Masses, Prayer Services and Reconciliation

LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS


Every Friday During Lent

at 2 pm (led by the School, open to all) and 7 pm
Note that on Friday, February 28 and Friday, March 20
there will be NO 2 pm Stations of the Cross due to NO school in session
LENTEN EVENING PRAYER


Every Monday During Lent

at 7 pm - Liturgy of the Hours
LIVING THE SACRAMENTS - A LENTEN ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITY


This is a six week program held every Wednesday beginning February 25 until April 1.
Each meeting should be about 90 minutes long.
You can choose to come at either 9:30 am or 7 pm. We meet in the Parish Center (convent).
CLICK HERE for more information.
LENTEN PARISH MISSION



Sunday, March 15
at 3 pm / Church
Monday, March 16 at 7 pm / Church
Tuesday, March 17 at 7 pm / Church

“Igniting the Light of Christ Within You”
Featuring Paul Koleske

As with all Paul’s spoken word presentations, he selects songs from his own music that will illumine the topics discussed and point towards solutions to your concerns. His music, with its clear messages, will act as a lasting reminder that you can use long after the Mission to lift up your spirits and vision of the Light of Christ within you. Paul has given this retreat from the East Coast to Hawaii. He has appeared on EWTN with his music.

Sunday, March 15 - “Connecting with the Light of Christ” at 3 pm
Monday, March 16 - “Experiencing the Light of Christ” at 7 pm
Tuesday, March 17 - “Living the Light of Christ” at 7 pm

This mission will empower you to live a more successful spiritual life. Paul will speak and sing at all masses the weekend of the Mission. All are invited. There will be a $10 charge for the entire mission, tickets available in advance at the Rectory and at the door. All presentations are 90 minutes and will be conducted in the church.

LENTEN PRAYER RESOURCES


There is a wide variety of Lenten Prayer resources
available in the church vestibule and all church entrances.
Please feel free to help yourself to these items.
LENTEN ALMSGIVING COLLECTION AND OPERATION RICE BOWL


This year for our Lenten Almsgiving we have chosen to support the
Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, St. Scholastica Monastery.
These women religious, like so many, have been responsible for the Catholic education
and formation we all have received. They have been in the forefront of church life and,
in many ways, have been the bastions of our faith. Now as they age and/or become infirmed,
their communities struggle with the escalating costs of healthcare.
For $170, a sister in the infirmary can receive care for a day.
For more info on the sisters, visit www.osbchicago.org.

Through our Lenten Almsgiving, we hope to help them with that.
Won't you join us in this effort? There will baskets at each church entrance during Lent
so that you may also contribute to this year’s almsgiving collection.

Thank you for putting your sacrificial spirit to good use this Lent!
LENTEN REGULATIONS


Ash Wednesday and Good Friday


These are days of Fast and Abstinence from Meat.
There is a limit of one full meal on these days for all between the ages of 18 & 59 inclusive.

Days of Abstinence (All Fridays in Lent):
All who have reached their 14th year are bound to abstain totally from meat.

Weekdays of Lent:
There is no obligation to fast, however voluntary acts of self-denial are recommended.
HOLY THURSDAY PILGRIMAGE


You are invited to join us on our 32nd annual Holy Thursday Pilgrimage.
We will leave after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 2.
We should return here to St. Tarcissus between 11 pm and 11:30 pm.
The pilgrimage allows us to pray before the Blessed Sacrament in five churches
in addition to our own. At each stop there is time for both private and communal prayer.

This year we plan to visit:
St. Cornelius, Our Lady of Victory, St. Pascal,
St Hyacinth Basilica and Holy Name Cathedral
.

There is a suggested donation of $10 to help defray the cost of the bus.
You must make your reservation by 6 pm on Monday, March 30.

You may leave your name and phone number at the rectory at 773-763-8228.
REGULAR LITURGY

LITURGY SCHEDULE

Monday through Friday - Masses at 6:30 am and 8:30 am
Saturdays - Masses at 8:30 am and 5 pm
Sundays -
Masses at 7:30 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am

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HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION

Mass of Anticipation at 7 pm
Days of Obligation at 6:30 am and 8:30 am

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

TUESDAY ADORATION

Mother Teresa of Calcutta said,"Each moment that you spend with Jesus (in the Most Blessed Sacrament) will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring about an everlasting peace on earth.”

Please consider spending time with Jesus in weekly adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the church from 1 to 7 pm every Tuesday. This is in addition to the First Friday mornings of adoration.

IMPORTANT! - Please be advised that starting December 2, 2014, for the winter, the Tuesday Adoration will to be shortened to 1-6 pm.

Please use side entrance off parking lot.

For more information, questions or concerns including volunteering, please contact Teri Hirami at 773-680-9562 or hirami.home@sbcglobal.net.

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FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament / Adoration on the First Friday of the Month
begins after the 8:30 am Mass.

The Blessed Sacrament remains on the Altar in Church until 12 Noon. There is not Benediction.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION


Monday through Friday
after the 6:30 am Mass
Saturday from 3:45 to 4:30 pm

Feel free to call with questions or concerns!
Parish Office
773-763-8228 or e-mail at mail@sttars.org