Fast and Abstinence and Other Acts of Penance for Lent 2017

The Bishops of the United States prescribe, as minimal obligation, that all persons who are 14 years of age and older are bound to abstain from eating meat on Wednesday, 3/1/17, which is Ash Wednesday, and all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.

Further, all persons 18 years of age and older, up to and including their 59th birthday, are bound to fast by limiting themselves to a single full meal on Ash Wednesday and on Good Friday, while the other two meals on those days are to be light.

All the faithful are encouraged, when possible, to participate at Mass and to receive the Holy Eucharist daily, to celebrate frequently the Sacrament of Penance, to undertake spiritual reading, especially the study of the Sacred Scriptures, and to participate in Parish Lenten devotions as well as Lenten education programs. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is especially recommended.

 Special Lenten Happenings at St. Ephrem

Special Confession Times During Lent
Every Wednesday ~ 9:00am
Every Wednesday in Lent ~ 7-8pm (March 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, April 12th)
Every Saturday ~ 4:00pm
Saturday, April 8th ~ 3pm to 4:45pm
                                  1st Penance of grade 2 ~ March 15th ~ all welcome
Parish Penance Service ~ Wednesday, April 5th ~ 7pm

Extra Daily Masses in Lent
Every Friday at 7pm Stations in Lent
Every Wednesday at 1:45pm (all welcome)
Every Friday at 7:30pm

Poor Man’s Supper
Saturday, March 11th ~ 6:15pm