THE HISTORY OF THE DOMINICANS IN THE USA
A dynamic speaker and Catholic and Dominican Historian, currently Associate Professor of History at Providence College and former professor at the Dominican House of Studies, Fr. Vidmar will be our guest presenter for the 800th Anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers.
Ash Wednesday - February 10thMasses at Noon & 7PM in the Church
and Noon on JHU CampusWeekly Holy Hour & ConfessionsWednesdays 7-8 PM (Feb.17th-Mar.16th)Lenten Soup SuppersFridays at 6-7 PM in the Church Hall
(Feb.12th-Mar.18th)Stations of the CrossFridays at 7 PM in the Church followed by a 10 minute reflection series on the Stations of Cross. (Feb.12th-Mar.18th)Year of Mercy Talk & Discussion SeriesSundays at 6:30PM (Feb.28th, Mar.6th, & Mar.13th) in the Parish Hall.
Led by our Dominican Brothers from Washington, DCLaetare Sunday Vespers - March 6th3PM Choir Vespers (a.k.a., Evening Prayer)Lenten Friday Concert: Vivaldi's Stabat Mater - March 11th8PM - Gus Mercantee, Countertenor, & StringsPalm Sunday - March 20thMasses at 4PM Saturday Vigil
and Sunday at 7:30AM, 9AM, 11AM, & 5PM
"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.... If we say that we have not sinned, we make [God] a liar, and His word is not in us." (1 John 1:8-10)
Lenten Fast & Abstinence Practices for Catholics
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. Members of the Eastern Catholic Churches are to observe the particular law of their own sui iuris Church.
If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection. (From the USCCB)