Lent 2014




Every Friday during Lent at 6 & 7 p.m. in English

beginning March 7th.
Every Wednesday during Lent at 6 p.m. in Español.






March 22, 2013 @ 7:00 PM


“Be reconciled to God and to One Another”
Come and join your sisters and brothers and be reconciled to God
and to one another at one of the following Penance Services
to prepare to celebrate the joy of the Resurrection at Easter


       April 8: St. Anthony, Oxnard at 7 p.m.

       April 9: San Buenaventura Mission at 7 p.m.

       April 10: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Santa Paula at 7 p.m.

       April 11: Santa Clara, Oxnard at 7:30 p.m.

       April 15: Our Lady of the Assumption at 7 p.m.

       April 16: Sacred Heart, Ventura at 7 p.m.





Easter 2013




Masses (Misas) & Confessions (Confesiones):


Palm Sunday/Domingo de Ramos (April 13)


     Blessing of Palms before all Masses at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine followed by procession into the Church — Regular Sunday Mass Schedule.


Monday/Lunes (April 14)


     Chrism Mass (blessing of the oils) at Our Lady Queen of Angeles Cathedral in Los Angeles 7:00 p.m.



Tuesday/Martes (April 15)


     RCIA Rehearsal                                                                   7:00 p.m.


Wednesday/Miercoles (April 16)


     Penance Service                                                                   7:00 p.m.




Holy Thursday/Jueves Santo (April 17)


     Confessions/Confesiónes                                                        9:00-11:00 a.m.


Mass of the Lord’s Supper/La Ultima Cena (Bilingual)                5:30 p.m.

      (includes Washing of the Feet) followed by transfer of Holy Eucharist to the Altar of  Repose.

         Private adoration until midnight.


Good Friday/Viernes Santo (April 18)


     Respect Life Walk                                                                    9:00 a.m.

     Meditation “Seven Last Words”                                                11:15 a.m.


Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (English)                                12 noon

               (Proclamation of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross

               & Holy Communion followed by Stations of the Cross)       

     Via Crucis (Español) beginning at Biedermann Hall                      5:00 p.m.

      La Celebración de La Pasión de Cristo (Espanól)                       6 p.m.


Holy Saturday/Sábado de Gloria (April 19)


     Church decoration & setting up for Easter                                    9:00 a.m.

     RCIA Recollection & Preparatory Rites (Biedermann Hall)             9:00-12:00 p.m.

     Via Matris begins in front of Church (Español)                             10:00 a.m.

     Blessing of the Easter Baskets                                                  12:00 noon


Easter Vigil/Vigilia de Pascua (Bilingual) beginning at Our Lady of    7:30 p.m.

               Guadalupe Shrine; (Service of Light, Liturgy of the Word,

               Sacraments of Initiation & Liturgy of the Eucharist)


(NO other Masses or services on Holy Saturday)


Easter Sunday/Domingo de Resurrección (April 20)


7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and

12:00 noon (Español)

NO 5:30 evening Mass



Information on Fasting & Abstaining



During Lent, Catholics abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent. They fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. To abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent means to not eat meat on those days. It does not intend the omission of eggs or dairy products.


The required fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday involves eating only one full meal on those days. One or two smaller meals may be taken on those days, but may not total one full meal. The required fast does not allow eating anything between meals.


"All Catholics who have completed their fourteenth year are bound by the law of abstinence; all adults are bound by the law of fast up to the beginning of their sixtieth year. Nevertheless, pastors and parents are to see to it that minors who are not bound by the law of fast and abstinence are educated in an authentic sense of penance."


Canon Law #1252





Los católicos se abstienen de comer carne el Miércoles de Ceniza y todos los viernes de Cuaresma. Ayunan el Miércoles de Ceniza y el Viernes Santo. Abstinencia significa no comer carne en esos días, pero puede sustituirse por pescado, huevos o productos lácteos.


El ayuno se observa el Miércoles de Ceniza y el Viernes Santo, y consiste en comer sólo una comida completa; además se puede tomar una o dos comidas más pequeñas que no sumen una comida completa. El ayuno requerido no permite comer nada entre comidas.


"Todos los católicos que han cumplido catorce años están obligados por la ley de la abstinencia. Todos la adultos están obligados por la ley del ayuno hasta la edad de 60 años. Sin embargo, los pastores y los padres de familia deben  velar por que los menores sean educados en un auténtico espíritu de penitencia. "


Código de Derecho Canónico, #1252





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