LENT 2019


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

Sunday, March 10 - 10:00 AM  Rite of Sending for Election
Sunday, March 10 - 7:30 PM Rite of Election at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral
Sunday, March 17th - 10:00 AM Penitential Rite for Candidates for Initiation
Sunday, March 24 -10:00 AM First Scrutiny for the Elect
Saturday, March 30 - 4:30 PM Second Scrutiny for the Elect
Sunday, April 7 - 8:00 AM Third Scrutiny for the Elect

Stations of the Cross:
Fridays: 7:30 PM 
Children’s Way of the Cross: Friday, March 29th - 7:30 PM

Sacrament of Penance:
Individual confessions:
Thursdays after 8:30 AM Mass & 6:00 PM
Saturdays after 8:30 AM Mass & 3:00 PM
Tuesday, March 19 - The Light Is On For You - 7:00-9:00 PM
Monday, April 15 - 4:00-6:00 PM & 7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, April 20 - 9:30 AM-Noon 

Communal Penance Service (just one this year)
Thursday, April 11 - 7:00 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 daily here before and after all Masses.

Every Monday and Thursday after the morning Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed. On Mondays, exposition ends at 7:00 PM. On Thursdays, a Holy Hour begins at 7:00 PM, concluding with Evening Prayer (Vespers) and Benediction. To sign up for a Monday holy hour click here.


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)


Support the health of children at St. Mary’s in Rushere Parish, Uganda, Africa through our Hearts for Uganda Ministry. Your cash donations will help provide safe, clean drinking water by contributing towards a water containment system, mosquito nets to prevent malaria, shoes to prevent parasites, hookworms and infection, and solar panels and batteries to provide light so they do not have to use oil lamps, which make them sick.

Consider donating towards Hearts for Uganda at saint-max.org/HeartsForUganda

Your donations of non-perishable food items will support pantries in need throughout Butler County, Ohio. Large boxes marked “Food Drive” will be in the gathering space for you to place your gifts Ash Wednesday through Palm Sunday. 

Your donations of toiletry items will be accepted March 16 – 28 and placed into individual bags during the Outreach Ministry Fair (Just Try It) for distribution at local homeless shelters, Serve City and Transitional Living.    

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