Lent at St. Catherine's

March 1st–Ash Wednesday

Masses: 6:30 a.m. (No Communion Service), 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. (school), 7:00 p.m. Ashes will be distributed after the homily.

Prayer Service: 4:00 p.m.-distribution of ashes

Stations of the Cross

Fridays at 7:00 p.m.

Lenten Evening Mass

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Living the Mass, with Sr. Christine

Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Library (elevator access)

Fish Fry Friday Nights

March 10th, March 24th, April 7th

  • Dinner will be served in the Alexandria Center 4:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Early-Bird Senior Discount 4:30-5:30 p.m. ($9.00 fish dinners for seniors)

  • Cash bar for beverages

  • Special raffle each Friday

Lenten Evening of Reflection

  • Wednesday, March 29th 

  • 7:00 p.m. in Church

  • Presented by Fr. Tom McCarthy, OSA

Dispensation for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick‚Äôs Day, March 17, falls on a Friday this year.  Cardinal Cupich has given a general dispensation to Catholics from abstaining from meat on this day.  Instead, Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago who choose to make use of this general dispensation are asked to substitute another form of penance for the Lenten Friday abstinence.

From Fr. Dennis: Please note that though the Cardinal is offering a general dispensation, Catholics are asked to offer another form of penance in its place.  Some of my suggestions would be: abstaining from meat on another day, praying the rosary, going to Stations of the Cross the following week, donating to a charity like Operation Rice Bowl, praying night prayer as a family, or just making sure to make Mass on the following Sunday, March 19, if one is inclined to not always make it to Church, or even choosing to abstain from meat on St. Patrick’s Day.