Lent 2021 Schedule & Information
Stations of the Cross
- Friday, March 5 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm (Way of the Cross)
- Friday, March 12 1:00 pm (in the chapel) & 7:00 pm (in the church)
- Friday, March 19 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm
- Friday, March 26 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm (St. Faustina Adoration Stations)
- Good Friday, April 2 7:00 pm
This year our Stations of the Cross will be a little different. Several of our parish organizations will be leading 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.
https://www.youtube.com/HolyFamilyParishParma/videos – look toward the bottom for “Live Streams”
1:00pm – The Children’s Stations of the Cross https://wau.org/resources/article/re_stations_cross_kids/
7:00pm – The Stations of the Cross for Our Times https://ossory.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Stations-of-the-Cross-for-Our-Time-PDF.pdf
Sadly, our Holy Family Holy Name Society is not holding their Lenten Fish Fry this year.
- Every Saturday from February 20 through March 27 from 3:00 – 3:45 pm in the Chapel
- Communal Penance Service: Monday, March 29 at 7:00 pm in the Church
Holy Week Schedule
- Palm Sunday, March 27/28, 2021 Vigil Mass at 4:30 pm Sunday Masses at 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am
- Holy Thursday, April 1, 2021 ~ Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 pm
- Good Friday, April 2, 2021 ~ The Passion of the Lord at 3:00 pm
- Blessing of Food Baskets – Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm ~ In the church parking lot.
- Holy Saturday, April 3, 2021 ~ Solemn Easter Vigil at 8:30 pm
- 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.