Weekly Masses, Prayer Services and Reconciliation

LENTEN EVENING PRAYER AND STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Liturgy of the Hours (Evening Prayer) will be on Mondays during Lent at 7 pm
March 6, 13, 27 and April 3, 10
No Evening Prayer March 20 due to Parish Mission

Lenten Stations of the Cross will be on Fridays during Lent
at 2:15 pm (Lead by PFGA, open to all) and 7 pm
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7

No 2:15 pm Stations of the Cross on March 17 and April 7 due to No School in Session

LENTEN COMMUNAL RECONCILIATION SERVICE WITH PRIVATE CONFESSION

We will celebrate our Communal Reconciliation Service (with private confession)
and Evening Prayer on Monday, April 3 at 7 pm in Church.

Also, we will have Individual Confessions on
Wednesday, April 12 from 3:45 to 4:45 pm in Church.

HOLY THURSDAY PILGRIMAGE

You are invited to join us on our 34th Annual Holy Thursday Pilgrimage.
We will leave after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper
between 8:30 pm and 8:45 pm on Holy Thursday, April 13.
We should return here to St. Tarcissus between 11:30 pm and 11:45 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. Paul of the Cross and Mary, Seat of Wisdom in Park Ridge,
Our Lady of Hope in Rosemont and Our Lady of Ransom and St. Isaac Jogues in Niles.


There is a suggested donation of $10 to help defray the cost of the bus.
Please make your reservation by 6 pm on Monday, April 10.
You may leave your name and phone number at the rectory (773-763-8228)
or drop the slip below in the collection basket.

RESERVATION SLIP - pdf Document - RESERVE NOW!

LENTEN ALMSGIVING AND OPERATION RICE BOWL

This year for our Lenten Almsgiving we have chosen to support
the Franciscan Outreach and Operation Rice Bowl

Franciscan Outreach is one of the oldest and largest providers for men and women who are homeless in the Chicago area. For more than 53 years, Franciscan Outreach has provided men and women experiencing homelessness with the critical services they need to improve their lives.

At Franciscan Outreach, we meet people where they’re at and assist them on their journey
as they strive to gain stability, security and independence. We provide meals, shelter, shower facilities, laundry services, mail services, access to health care and case management services, helping thousands of individuals who are homeless make positive changes in their lives.
www.franoutreach.org

HUNGERING FOR THE JOURNEY

Join our parish community - and nearly14,000 Catholic communities across the United States -
in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl.
Get your family’s rice bowl and Lenten calendar,
and don’t forget to download the CRS Rice Bowl app!
Remember, what you give up for Lent changes lives.
Thank you for putting your sacrificial spirit to good use this Lent!

ENCOUNTER INNOVATION

We encounter Fernando in El Salvador where, despite a loak of economic opportunity,
youth are pursing their dreams building businesses to better the lives of their families.
How have you worked to better the lives of others this Lent?

We encounter the Singh family in India, where a mother and father are using innovative
farming techniques to feed their family amidst a flood.
How is God inviting us to think outside the box in service to others this Lent?

We encounter Evelian in Zambia as she and other mothers in her community learn new ways
to provide nutritious meals for their growing children and families.
How do we ensure that those who are hungry have not only food but true nourishment?

Visit crsricebowl.org for more.
If you did not get a Rice Bowl, additional ones can be found in the vestibule.

LENTEN PRAYER RESOURCES AND REQUEST FOR PALMS

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.

Palms for Easter Vigil
Drop off your palms in church or at the rectory, they will be used in the fire at the Easter Vigil.

LENTEN REGULATIONS

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 and 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.

REGULAR LITURGY SCHEDULE

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Mass at 8:30 am
Tuesday and Thursday - Mass at 6:30 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 6 pm every Tuesday. This is in addition to the First Friday mornings of adoration.

Please use side entrance off parking lot.

Can you spend one hour once or twice a month at Adoration?
If you can share your time, please contact Andrew Castiglioni at
ajcphd2006@gmail.com or 312-613-0433.

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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



Tuesdays and Thursdays
after the 6:30 am Mass
Saturday from 3:45 to 4:30 pm
or by appointment

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