Lent 2021 Schedule & Information
Stations of the Cross
- Good Friday, April 2 7:00 pm
This year our Stations of the Cross will be a little different. Our Stations which will be presented from a variety of sources. These will include traditional Stations of the Cross, Mary’s Way of the Cross and Stations of the Cross for Marriages and Families. We will be live-streaming the Stations of the Cross.
You can join us online at https://www.youtube.com/HolyFamilyParishParma/videos – look toward the bottom for “Live Streams”
Sadly, our Holy Family Holy Name Society is not holding their Lenten Fish Fry this year.
- There are no more scheduled confession times before Easter.
Holy Week Schedule
- Holy Thursday, April 1, 2021 ~ Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 pm ~ Live Streamed
- Good Friday, April 2, 2021 ~ The Passion of the Lord at 3:00 pm ~ Live Streamed , please click on the link to follow along. Good Friday Passion Narrative from John’s Gospel
- Veneration of the cross will be different – no one will kiss the cross. Parishioners will have a few moments of veneration while remaining in their pew. Private veneration in front of the cross may be done after the Liturgy without touching the cross.
- Blessing of Food Baskets – Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm ~ In the church parking lot; park your car, tune your car radio to 93.5 FM for the blessing and further instructions.
- Holy Saturday, April 3, 2021 ~ Solemn Easter Vigil at 8:30 pm ~ Live Streamed
- Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 ~ The Resurrection of the Lord at 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am
A special Lenten resource page is available on the diocesan website at dioceseofcleveland.org/lent. Included will be a daily Lenten reflection from Bishop Edward Malesic providing meaningful insight and focus for reflection during the season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, as well as links to relevant videos and other resources to help the faithful observe Lent in a more meaningful way.
The Code of Canon Law and our United States Conference of Bishops remind us of other works and means of doing penance: prayer, acts of self-denial, almsgiving and works of personal charity. Attending Mass daily or several times a week, praying the rosary, making the way of the cross, calling an elderly friend or shut-in; all of these can be even more meaningful and demanding than simply abstaining from meat on Friday.
Fasting as explained by the U.S. bishops means partaking of only one full meal. Some food (not equaling another full meal) is permitted at breakfast and around midday or in the evening – depending on when a person chooses to eat the main or full meal. Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Abstinence means the abstaining from eating meat but not eggs, milk products or condiments made of animal fat. All Catholics 14 years old and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and every Friday during Lent. There is no age when the obligation to abstain from eating meat stops. Catholics are required to practice abstinence from meat as long as health permits.