Lent

See How He Loves Us Lent 2021 at St. Max

LENT 2021

Pray

Masses:
Saturday Vigil: 4:30 PM
Sunday:  6:30 AM, 8:00  AM, 10:00 AM, Noon 
Monday - Saturday: 8:30 AM 
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30 AM

RCIA:
Sunday, February 21 - 10:00 AM  Rite of  Election
Sunday, February 28 - 12:00 PM Penitential Rite for Candidates for Initiation
Sunday, March 7 -10:00 AM First Scrutiny for the Elect
Sunday, March 14 - 8:00 AM Second Scrutiny for the Elect
Saturday, March 20 - 4:30 PM Third Scrutiny for the Elect

Ash Wednesday
All Masses with Ash Distribution
6:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Due to health and safety concerns concerning the Coronavirus, guidance was set forth from the Vatican to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati regarding the distribution of ashes. Those who choose to do so, will be invited to come forward to receive a small amount of ashes sprinkled on top of the head. For more information click here.

Stations of the Cross:
Fridays at 7:30 PM
A special Children's Way of the Cross is on Friday, March 26.
Pray the Stations of the Cross with us from home here.


Sacrament of Penance:
Individual confessions:

Tuesdays after 6:30 AM Mass
Thursdays after 8:30 AM Mass & 6:00 PM
Saturdays after 8:30 AM Mass & 3:00 PM
(No 6:00 PM confession on Holy Thursday or 3:00 PM confession on Holy Saturday)


Additional Times:
Monday, March 29 -  5:00-9:00 PM
Thursday, April 1 - after Morning Prayer
Friday, April 2 - after Morning Prayer
Saturday, April 3 - after Morning Prayer 

No Communal Penance Service

Click here for an Examination of Conscience

Additional Masses/Events during Lent:
Friday, March 19 - Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Masses at 8:30 AM & 6:30 PM 
Thursday, March 25 - Annunciation of the Lord - Mass at 8:30 AM
Sunday, March 28 - Lenten Hour of Reflection - 8:00 PM

Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Our Blessed Sacrament Chapel is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for individual and communal prayer.

The Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet are prayed communally before and after all weekday
Masses.

Exposition
Mondays after 8:30 AM Mass until Benediction at 5:00 PM
Thursdays after 8:30 AM Mass until Benediction at 7:00 PM

Sign up for a Lenten Monday Holy Hour

Palm Sunday, March 28 | 8:00 PM

Join us as the sun sets upon Holy Week, for an hour of reflective music, meditative prayers and the Sacred Word. Calm your hearts and minds to journey through Holy Week with a still soul, longing to let Jesus into your heart. 

This event will be live streamed. 

Supporting our Local Community This Lenten Season

In recent years our Lenten project focused on supporting international causes, specifically in Uganda, that have literally changed lives. This Lent, given the devastating effects the COVID 19 virus has had on our community, the Outreach Commission has chosen to focus our support on local projects to help those in dire need in our surrounding communities.  Standing together we will all stand strong!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler CountyCompanions on a JourneyEducation MattersFamily Promise of Butler County and Hope’s Closet are all currently seeking our assistance. Without your generosity, we will not be able to support all these varied needs.

We also accept cash and checks! Just drop your donation in the mail or the collection bin with a note telling us which charity(ies) you would like your offering to benefit. 

Donate Online

Fasting & Abstinence

Catholics ages 18 to 59 are called to fast on Ash Wednesday and on Good Friday.  Fasting on these days means we can have only one full, meatless meal.  Some food can be taken at the other regular meal times if necessary, but combined they should be less than a full meal.  Liquids are allowed at any time, but no solid food should be consumed between meals.

Abstaining from meat during Lent is a penitential practice.  On the Fridays of Lent, we refrain from eating meat as we remember the sacrifice of Christ on Good Friday and unite ourselves with that sacrifice through abstinence and prayer.  All Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence.

(Adapted from the USCCB)

Now You Know

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St. Joseph Novena

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Leading up to St. Joseph's Feast Day we, as a parish, will pray the St. Joseph Novena beginning on March 10. Sign up to receive daily novena email reminders.

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Lenten Exposition

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Join us on the Mondays of Lent after the 8:30 AM Mass until 5:00 PM for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the church.  With Exposition, we need to ensure that all hours are covered with a minimum of 2 adorers. You can sign up for...
Lent 2021

Lent 2021

Journey through the season of Lent with us!

Drive Thru Fish Fry

Drive Thru Fish Fry

Drive thru and get your favorit fish dinner from St. Max every Friday during Lent, February 19 - March 26, from 5:00-7:30 PM. Save time and pre-order your fish dinner!

1% Challenge

1% Challenge

1% OF YOUR DAY is 14 min and 24 sec.  JUST 1% OF YOUR DAY given to God in focused prayer will change your life.  We would like to challenge you to spend just 1% (lets round up to 15 min)  OF YOUR DAY EVERY DAY...

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