Weekly Masses, Prayer Services and Reconciliation

OUTDOOR BLESSING OF PALMS AND PROCESSION AT 9:30 AM MASS


9:30 AM MASS ON PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 29

We will gather in the prayer garden for the beginning of mass.
The mass will begin and the palms will be blessed.
Then we will process back into 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 WEEK SCHEDULE

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MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK - MARCH 30



Evening Prayer
at 7 pm - Liturgy of the Hours

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TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK - MARCH 31 AND APRIL 1



COMMUNAL PARISH RECONCILIATION
Tuesday, March 31
at 7 pm in Church (service w/ private confessions)

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Wednesday, April 1
from 3:45 to 4:45 pm in Church (private confessions)

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HOLY THURSDAY - APRIL 2

Morning Prayer at 8:30 am in Church
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 pm in Church

HOLY THURSDAY COLLECTION



Once again this year we are designating the entire contents of our
Holy Thursday collection to benefit the HIV / AIDS support programs
of Catholic Charities of Chicago.

ANNUAL HOLY THURSDAY PILGRIMAGE AFTER MASS



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.

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GOOD FRIDAY - APRIL 3

Morning Prayer at 8:30 am in Church
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3 pm in Church

GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION



On Good Friday, our parish will take up the annual collection for the Holy Land.
Please be generous. Your financial contribution helps support the struggling
Christian community and to protect Christianity’s holiest places.

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HOLY SATURDAY / EASTER VIGIL - APRIL 4

Morning Prayer at 8:30 am in Church
Blessing of Food and Easter Baskets at 1 pm in Church
EASTER VIGIL MASS at 8 pm in Church

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EASTER SUNDAY - APRIL 5

Masses at 7:30 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am in Church

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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