Lenten Season

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Ash Wednesday: March 6, 2019

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 am 8:30 am

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

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

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 on our Lenten Soup Dinners. There is no cost but we appreciate a donation to benefit a different charity group in our Diocese.

Each week a different group/organization from our parish will host the soup dinner, therefore different soups will be served each Friday.

Dinner is served from 7-8:30 pm in the shelter


Saturdays: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 6:45 pm at Sacred Heart Mission
(No confessions on Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019)
Family Penance Service
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at10:00 am

Parish Penance Service
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm 8, 2:15pm and 6:00 pm
March 15, 2:15 pm and 6:00 pm
March 22, 6:00 pm
March 29, 2:15 pm and 6:00 pm
April 5, 2:15 pm and 6:00 pm
April 12, - Living Stations presented by the SJM school students at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

April 19, Good Friday

  5:00 pm Viacrucis (Living Stations) presented in Spanish by Pastoral Cultural at the field.
Stations of the Cross in Spanish are on Fridays during Lent at 6:15 pm at Sacred Heart Mission.

Holy Week Schedule

April 14, Palm Sunday:
Regular Sunday Mass schedule, with an additional Mass in Spanish at 9:30 am in the parish hall.


6:30 and 8:30 am English Masses. 
No 7 pm Mass at Sacred Heart Mission. 
Chrism Mass at 5:30 pm, at Christ Cathedral Arboretum, Garden Grove.

6:30 and 8:30 am English Masses.
7 pm Spanish Mass at Sacred Heart Mission.

6:30 and 8:30 am English Masses.
7 pm Spanish Mass at Sacred Heart Mission.

Holy Thursday:
8:30 am Morning Prayer, English.
7 pm 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 am Morning Prayer (English).
1:30 pm The Lord's Passion and Veneration of the Cross (English).
3:00 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet (English)
5:00 pm Viacrucis (Spanish) on the St. Justin field follow by 
Veneration of the Cross (Spanish) in the church.

Holy Saturday:
8:30 am Morning prayer (English).
8:00 pm Easter Vigil (multilingual).


Easter Sunday, April 21

                                                            (English) am
8:00 am
11:00 am (overflow Mass in the parish hall)
12:30 pm
 5:30 pm

9:30 am (overflow Mass in the parish hall)
2:00 pm
                                                              7:00 pm