Services and Events at SJV

Services

Ash Wednesday, March 6th,  Mass times: 9:00 am, 5:30 pm, and 7:00 pm

Stations of the Cross: Fridays at 4:00 pm

Reconciliation Services: April 16th at 7:00 pm and April 17th at 1:30 pm

Holy Thursday, April 18th, no morning Masses, Mass at 7:00 pm

Good Friday, April 19th, no morning Masses, Stations of the Cross at Noon, Liturgy at 7:00 pm

Holy Saturday, April 20th,  no morning Mass, no reconciliation, Mass at 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday, April 21st,  Masses are 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 9:35 am and 11:30 am

 

Events & Formation

Lenten Men’s Retreat:  (See Home Page)

Led by Dr. Michael Lubber. Mass and Lunch included. - Saturday, March 116, 2018 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Social Hall. 

Lenten Women’s Retreat:  (See Home Page)

Led by Monica Hejkal, Apostolic Oblate with Pro Sanctity Movement in Omaha. Mass and Lunch Included. - Saturday, March 30, 2018 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Social Hall.

Lenten Fish Fry & Family Fun

Stop by between 4:30-8:00 pm. 

We'll be serving baked & fried pollock, mac & cheese, grilled cheese, pancakes, french fries, tomato soup, coleslaw, lettuce salad, and a Bake Sale 
Beer, wine & pop available. 
All you can eat. 
LIVE music with Win Lander.
Drive through & take out available. 

Cost: Adults $11, Seniors: $9, Kids 12 and under $7

 

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Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter. In the desire to renew the liturgical practices of the Church, The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of Vatican Council II stated, "The two elements which are especially characteristic of Lent -- the recalling of baptism or the preparation for it, and penance -- should be given greater emphasis in the liturgy and in liturgical catechesis. It is by means of them that the Church prepares the faithful for the celebration of Easter, while they hear God's word more frequently and devote more time to prayer" (no. 109). The word Lent itself is derived from the Anglo-Saxon words lencten, meaning "Spring," and lenctentid, which literally means not only "Springtide" but also was the word for "March," the month in which the majority of Lent falls.

An emphasis should be placed on performing spiritual works, like attending the Stations of the Cross, attending Mass, making a weekly holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament, taking time for personal prayer and spiritual reading and most especially making a good confession and receiving sacramental absolution. Although the practices may have evolved over the centuries, the focus remains the same: to repent of sin, to renew our faith and to prepare to celebrate joyfully the mysteries of our salvation.

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Guidelines for Fasting

Fasting Guidelines for Roman Catholics in the United States: In the United States, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has declared that "the age of fasting is from the completion of the eighteenth year to the beginning of the sixtieth." The USCCB also allows the substitution of some other form of penance for abstinence on all of the Fridays of the year, except for those Fridays in Lent. Thus, the rules for fasting and abstinence in the United States are:

  • Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent.
  • Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (your 59th birthday begins your 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
  • Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat on all other Fridays of the year, unless he or she substitutes some other form of penance for abstinence.