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Lenten 2023 Calendar of Events

Let us prepare our hearts and minds during these 40 days of Lent so that Easter Sunday is ever sweeter.

Lent Begins with Ash Wednesday on February 22 and ends Wednesday April 5th.

Triduum begins Holy Thursday April 6th and ends Easter Sunday, April 9th.

For a list of daily readings please use this document as an easy reference.

ASH WEDNESDAYFebruary 22, 2023

Mass at Saint Katharine Drexel – 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. at SKD

Communion Service and Distribution of Ashes – 10:00 a.m. at The Bridges of Bent Creek

ADULT FAITH FORMATION LENTEN SERIES Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. in library

Ascension Lenten Companion Year 2023 by Father Mark Toups

February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


God wants to give you more. How will you respond this Lent?

Has your relationship with God grown stale? Has it lost its spark? Are you plagued by a particular sin? Something you can’t shake? Are you just tired from the day-to-day grind of your life? These all show that God wants to give you more. And this Lent can be when God gives it to you.

Fr. Mark Toups, an experienced spiritual director, leads readers inward to invite the Lord to heal those areas where they need it most. He follows the same format that tens of thousands enjoyed in Advent with his popular Rejoice! journals. Readers will receive daily guidance as well as supplemental videos, to help enter more deeply into Lent and remain focused throughout the season. [source:]

Contact Toni to sign up.

40 HOURS Sunday, February 26  thru Tuesday, February 28th

Begins with 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. The church is open each day for Eucharistic Adoration and each evening at 7:00 p.m. guest homilist Monsignor William King will lead Liturgy of the Word, Homily and Benediction.

The church will be open for Eucharistic Adoration each day.  Please consider signing up for a Holy Hour so as to not leave our Precious Jesus present in the Eucharistic unattended. There will be sign up forms in the narthex.

Monsignor William J. King, JCD, is a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg who is currently serving as Vice-Rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Maryland. He was pastor of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg from 2011 to 2021 and served as Vicar General prior to that, as well as Judicial Vicar in Harrisburg and the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Next summer he will join the faculty of the School of Canon Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC. He and Father Ken Smith went through grade school (Good Shepherd) and high school (Trinity) together. He went to seminary in Philadelphia and studied canon law in Washington DC and in Rome. He has a certificate in spiritual direction from the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University. He is also private pilot and an organist.



March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5

Each week we will enjoy a tasty lunch of homemade soups and bread. Either Father Ken or Father Jerry will lead the session based on the book Return: Lent with Father John Burns. The session includes prayer, a short video and group discussion.

Reorient your mind and heart this Lent so you can more fully experience the joy of Easter—Christ’s victory over sin and death. In this beautiful guided video series, Fr. John Burns—author of the bestselling and award-winning book Adore—invites you to strip away your confusion, attachments, and sin so you can return to the Lord and undergo real and lasting conversion. The companion journal, Return, features stunning original art by Josiah Henley of Heart of IESVS…In this video, Fr. John Burns introduces you to the pillars of Lent—prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Fr. John encourages you to reflect on what practices you will commit to this Lent and how they will help you to journey through the events of the Paschal Mystery to the glory of the resurrection. Although not an easy path, the Lord will give us the graces to endure the suffering as Christ did and grow ever closer to the father. Will you join him on this pilgrimage?  [source:]

Contact Sally to sign up

STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Fridays at 7:00 p.m. in the church

Walk with the Lord during His sacrificial Passion. Father Ken, Father Jerry and Deacon Scott will take turns leading this solemn devotion.

 FISH FRY FRIDAYS – March 10 and March 24 

A delicious Lenten tradition, the Knights of Columbus fry up the best haddock in Silver Spring township, add sides of stewed tomatoes, mac and cheese, and lots more!

  • Mass Times

  • Saturday Vigil:  4:30 p.m.
    Sunday:  8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. (live stream)

  • Monday: No Mass
    Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.
    Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday: 9:00 a.m.
    Friday: 9:00 a.m.

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  • Sacrament of Penance/ReconciliationWednesdays: 6:00 p.m.

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    Saturdays: 3:30 p.m.
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