Lent

LENT 2020

Pray

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

RCIA:
Sunday, March 1 - 12:00 PM  Rite of Sending for Election
Sunday, March 1 - 3:30 PM Rite of Election at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Dayton
Sunday, March 8 - 10:00 AM Penitential Rite for Candidates for Initiation
Sunday, March 15 -12:00 PM First Scrutiny for the Elect
Sunday, March 22 - 8:00 AM Second Scrutiny for the Elect
Saturday, March 28 - 4:30 PM Third Scrutiny for the Elect

Stations of the Cross:

The March 20, March 27 and April 3 Stations of the Cross have been cancelled due to the current health crisis. However, families and individuals are encouraged to consider coming to church on their own time, particularly on Fridays, to pray the Stations. Pamphlets with instructions to pray the stations will be available in the church.

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
Tuesday, March 24 - The Light Is On For You - 7:00-9:00 PM
Monday, April 6 - 4:00-6:00 PM & 7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, April 11 - 9:30 AM-Noon 

Communal Penance Service 
Monday, March 16 - 7:00 PM - CANCELLED due to the current health crisis

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 6:00 PM, concluding with Evening Prayer (Vespers) and Benediction. Special First Friday exposition will be on March 6 until 5:00 PM.

Sign up for a Lenten Monday Holy Hour

Fast

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)

Lenten Ox Plow Project

This year's parish Lenten project is aimed at providing ox plows for the 160 catechists of our sister parish St. Patrick's Parish in Uganda.  Each ox plow which will be purchased for $500 each. St. Max families are asked to choose a catechist family, make a donation and tell everyone (relatives, friends, neighbors,  classmates and co-workers) about the catechist family you have chosen and ask them to join you in supporting your catechist family!  

Learn more about the project

Now You Know

Holy Week at Home

Holy Week at Home

Download Holy Week at Home a family retreat and journal to help you and your whole family make this Holy Week at home a faith filled time.

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week Schedule

See our live stream schedule for the Holy Week and Easter Triduum liturgies.

Live with Fr. Jim

Live with Fr. Jim

Fr. Jim is going live on StreamSpot Tuesdays and Thursdays to chat with you! Submit any questions you hope he can answer or tell him a positive story about how you have engaged in your faith and the St. Max Community from home!

United in Faith

United in Faith

You are invited to display ”United in Faith” signs in their windows or on their front doors. It’s a small way to show others that our homes and hearts are united in prayer and in hope. Print yours now!

Miraculous Medal Novena

Miraculous Medal Novena

We are praying the Miraculous Medal Novena daily asking our Lord to stop the spread of this virus, praying that we will experience the Easter joy of the Resurrection together.  Let us storm heaven with our prayers!  
Councils & Commissions Leadership Discernment

Councils & Commissions Leadership Discernment

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Lenten Ox Plow Project

Lenten Ox Plow Project

Our goal this Lent is to gift the 160 catechists of St. Patrick's Parish in Uganda with a Ox Plow which will be purchased for $500 each. St. Max families are asked to choose a catechist family. Use the photo book to choose a family, make...
1% Challenge

1% Challenge

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