Lenten Season

Ash Wednesday: March 1

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the forty day liturgical season of penance, reflection, and fasting which leads us to Holy Week and Easter Sunday. When our foreheads are marked with blessed ashes, it indicates that we belong to Jesus Christ who died on the cross. It reminds us of the spiritual mark that was put on us at our baptism.

The season of Lent is a time for reflection. When the ashes are put on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday, one of two things are said.  “Remember, you are dust and to dust you will return reminds us how all human life one day comes to an end. But ashes are also used to express repentance and so this can also be said: “Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.” These words encourage the recipient to make positive  contributions as well as to repent for past sins. We ask ourselves how our personal lives or values might be changed for the better.

Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation.  Catholics are not required to go to Mass or receive ashes on this day, however it is fitting to mark the beginning of the penitential season of Lent by going to Mass or a Liturgy of the Word and receiving ashes.

English Masses
6:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.

Liturgy of the Word: (note these are not Masses, but a Liturgy of the Word during which ashes will be distributed)
English: 10:30 a.m.
English: 5 p.m.

Spanish Mass:12 p.m.
Spanish Liturgy of the Word:
In the hall --5:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 8 p.m.
In the Church --6 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Lenten Soup Dinners

During the Fridays of Lent, we invite you to participate in the Lenten traditions of prayer, fasting and alms-giving by joining us for a simple soup dinner (fasting). Each Friday the proceeds go to a different charity group (alms-giving). After the dinner, we gather at the church to recite the Stations of the Cross (prayer).

Dinner is served from 6-7 p.m. in the parish hall


Saturdays: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
Fridays: 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. at Sacred Heart Mission
(No confessions on Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017)
Family Penance Service
Monday, March 13, 2017   7:00 p.m.

Parish Penance Service
Tuesday, April 4, 2017  7:00 p.m.

Stations of the Cross 2017 / Viacrucis 3, 7:00 p.m.
March 10, 7:00 p.m.
March 17, 7:00 p.m.
March 24, 7:00 p.m.
March 31, 7:00 p.m.
April 7, 7:00 p.m.

April 14, Good Friday

  6:00 p.m. Viacrucis (Living Stations) presented in Spanish by Pastoral Cultural at the field
Stations of the Cross in Spanish are on Fridays of Lent at 6:15 p.m. at Sacred Heart Mission.

Holy Week Schedule

April 9, Palm Sunday:
Regular Sunday Mass schedule, with an additional Mass in Spanish at 9:30 a.m. in the parish hall.


6:30 and 8:30 a.m. English Masses. 
No 7 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Mission. 
Chrism Mass at 5:30 p.m., at St. Columban in Garden Grove.

6:30 and 8:30 a.m. English Masses.
7 p.m. Spanish Mass at Sacred Heart Mission.

6:30 and 8:30 a.m. English Masses.
7 p.m. Spanish Mass at Sacred Heart Mission.

Holy Thursday:
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer, English.
7 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper, bilingual. 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass until 12 midnight in the parish hall.

Good Friday:
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer, English.
1:30 p.m. The Lord's Passion and Veneration of the Cross (English).
5:00 Via Crucis (Spanish) on the St. Justin field follow by 
Veneration of the Cross (Spanish).

Holy Saturday:
8:30 a.m. Morning prayer, English.
8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil (multilingual).


Easter Sunday, April 16

(English) a.m.
8:00 a.m. (overflow Mass in the parish hall)
11:00 a.m. (overflow Mass in the parish hall)
12:30 p.m.
 5:30 p.m. 

9:30 a.m. (overflow Mass in the parish hall)
2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.