Lent is the Church’s annual season of preparation for Easter. The faithful and those new to faith are encouraged to greater attention to the word of God as they grow more deeply as disciples of Christ. Renewed efforts in prayer, penance, and giving nobly characterize this season. At St. Peter the Apostle there are a wealth of opportunities to observe Lent and we invite you and your family to join us.
“Return to me with all your heart…”Joel 2:12
Begin Lent by receiving Ashes during the Celebration of Mass. The Sanctuary will be open throughout the day for quiet prayer.
MASS: 12:10PM and 6PM
Church open for private prayer 8AM – 8PM
The Mass is the sacrifice of Christ. The Celebration of Holy Mass is the centre of our Christian life and the thanksgiving offering that we present to God for His great love toward us.
Celebrate the Lord’s Day with us:
Saturday 4PM | Sunday 9AM & 11AM
Just for Lent: Forgiven & Presence
Join us for our 6 weeks series on the power of forgiveness and the true presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
Join us for Just For Lent Wednesdays at 6:30PM.
The Stations of the Cross mark the journey of Jesus to the Cross and provide the opportunity for us to reflect on our own faith journey.
Come pray the traditional Stations of the Cross with us this Lent.
Fridays at 5:30PM
Eucharistic Adoration is the act of worshiping Jesus as He is present in the consecrated Eucharist. Spending time before the Blessed Sacrament, in prayer and devotions, is a beautiful time before the living God.
Fridays 12:30PM until 1:30PM
The word “Rosary” means a chain of roses and the roses are prayers. This devotion is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ’s spirit dwells.
Wednesdays before the 6PM Mass
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday is a universal day of fasting for all able to undertake it. When fasting, a person eats one full meal and two smaller, simpler ones only.
All the faithful are also called to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday as well as all the Fridays of Lent. “Giving up” other foods and drink, such as deserts or wine, are also encourage as personal penances.
The foundational call of Christians to charity is a frequent theme of the Gospels and a special project of Lent. We are asked to focus more intently on “almsgiving” which means the provision of goods and services, works of mercy and charity, or financial support to the “poor” as they are present around us.
Giving also includes our tithe or offering, our worship offering in our place of worship as an act of worship. To give to St. Peter the Apostle Parish click here.