In Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics. The key to fruitful observance of these practices is to recognize their link to baptismal renewal. We are called not just to abstain from sin during Lent, but to true conversion of our hearts and minds as followers of Christ. We recall those waters in which we were baptized into Christ's death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.On these pages, you will find a variety of suggestions and resources to help you "raise up," "sacrifice," and "offer" during this Lent and to embrace your baptismal commitment.Catholics are also encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their spiritual lives during Lent. The U.S. Bishops' statement, "God's Gift of Forgiveness: The Pastoral Exhortation on the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation" can be distributed and shared in parishes. Dioceses are encouraged to make the sacrament available often during Lent and to use these resources to promote participation. We also have resources to help individuals who have not been to confession in a while "rediscover" the sacrament.
Stations of the Cross/Via Crucis
Fridays during Lent | 6pm bilingual
LENTEN REGULATIONS 2023 - Diocese of Sacramento
2023 HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
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PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD (April 1 & 2)
5:30pm Vigil Mass
9am & 11am (English) & 7pm (Spanish)
Note: we gather 5 minutes before Mass in front of the Church for the blessing of palms.
MONDAY – TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY (April 3, 4 & 5)
8am Daily Mass
4-6pm Confessions & Eucharistic Adoration
HOLY THURSDAY (April 6) | No morning Mass!
BILINGUAL MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER AT 7PM
(with adoration of the Holy Eucharist until 7am next day)
GOOD FRIDAY (April 7) | No morning Mass!
The Lord’s Passion Liturgy in English at 3pm
(with Stations of the Cross/Divine Mercy Chaplet 4pm)
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion Liturgy in Spanish at 7pm
EASTER VIGIL (APRIL 8)
NO CONFESSIONS | No 5:30pm Mass
Mass at 8-11pm
EASTER SUNDAY (April 9)
9am & 11am (English)
7pm (Spanish) Masses