Saint Ann Parish
251 Neponset Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
Parish office
15 Rita Road
Dorchester MA 02124
617-436-0310
saintbrendanparish02124@gmail.com
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Saint Brendan Parish

589 Gallivan Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02124
Parish office
15 Rita Road
Dorchester MA 02124
617-436-0310
saintbrendanparish02124@gmail.com

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LENT IS COMING

SOUP AND STATIONS. Friday evenings at St. Ann. Fr. Brian will lead this special prayer followed by a
simple meal of soup, salad and bread in the Academy. VOLUNTEER COOKS are needed. Please sign up to
bring a meatless soup and/or salad. We will provide all else. There are sign-up lists at both churches.

 

SENIOR ADULT FAITH FORMATION. Too often, we think that faith formation ends with Confirmation,
or worse, that it stops as we get older. NOT TRUE! On the Tuesdays of Lent starting Tuesday, March 19, at
the Office, Fr. Bob will lead a learning and discussion on growing in my faith as I grow older. We will
provide a simple sandwich meal starting at 12Noon and ending at 1:30.

 

RECONCILIATION AND PENANCE. We remind you that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is always
available from 3:15-3:45 before the 4pm Mass at St. Brendan. Also, call and make an appointment any time
with either of the priests.

Holy Week Schedule

 

PALM SUNDAY FAMILY LITURGIES. Weather permitting we hope to have the blessing of the palms outside with a procession of adults and children into the church. Please plan on being earlier for Mass. We will begin the prayer at 8:50 at St. Brendan and 10:20 at St. Ann.

SPECIAL EVENING OF RECONCILIATION. Monday evening, April 15, from 7pm – 8pm, we will be
available for confession.

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY Daily Mass – 9:00 AM (Monday – Wednesday – St. Brendan’s)

 

HOLY THURSDAY

Morning Prayer – 9:00 AM – St. Ann’s

EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER – 7:00 PM – St. Ann’s

 

GOOD FRIDAY

Morning Prayer – 9:00 AM – St Ann’s

Children's Walk with the Cross 12p - SWt Brendan's to Keystone Apts

Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion—3:00 PM – St. Ann’s

 

Good Friday is an obligatory days of fasting and abstinence . When fasting, you are permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.

 

HOLY SATURDAY

Morning Prayer – 9:00 AM – St. Ann’s

The Great Vigil of Easter– 7:00 PM – St. Brendan’s

Alleluia gathering to follow in the Church Hall

(HELP AT EASTER VIGIL - ALLELUIA PARTY. We would like to have a post-Vigil fellowship on Holy Saturday. We will have wine, cheese and crackers as well as coffee and desserts. We need: (1) Sign up for either dessert or cheese and crackers (2) A few people to help coordinate and set up the tables before the service and clean up after)

EASTER SUNDAY

St. Brendan’s 9:00AM

St. Ann’s 7:30AM & 10:30AM

HELP AT EASTER VIGIL - ALLELUIA PARTY. We would like to have a post-Vigil fellowship on Holy Saturday. We will have wine, cheese and crackers as well as coffee and desserts. We need: (1) Sign up for either dessert or cheese and crackers (2) A few people to help coordinate and set up the tables before the service and clean up after

Communion under both species as an option returns on March 7
-Daily Mass returns to St. Ann Church on Thursday and Fridays
-The 5pm Mass on Saturday at St. Ann ends on March 2.

Lenten Regulations on Fast and Abstinence

During the Lenten Season, 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 Catholics, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.