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HOLY FAMILY LENT AND HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

2016 Lenten Regulations

Lent this year begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10, Lent prepares the faithful to celebrate the Paschal Mystery of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection. It is a time for reflection and spiritual renewal, a time to examine one’s relationships with God and with others. The Church also calls Catholics to a spirit of penance, above all to practice the “Acts of Religion”: fasting, prayer and almsgiving, “which express conversion in relation to oneself, to God, and to others.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos.1969 and 1434).
During this Year of Mercy, the faithful are especially encouraged to take full advantage of the Sacramentof Reconciliation, and for parishes to offer ample opportunity for them to do so.

I. FASTING AND ABSTINENCE
To foster the spirit of penance and of reparation for sin, to encourage self-denial, and to guide us in the footsteps of Jesus, Church law requires the observance of fast and abstinence (CCC, nos. 1249-1253).
1.  Abstinence:
All persons, 14 years and older, are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent.
2.  Fasting:
Everyone, from ages 18 to 59, is obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  Voluntary fasting on other weekdays of Lent, especially on Wednesdays and Fridays, is highly recommended.  Fasting is generally understood to mean that one full meal may be eaten. Two other small meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be eaten; but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are allowed.
Other forms of fasting, especially from alcoholic beverages, needless television, video games, the internet and social entertainment, is of true spiritual value and is strongly encouraged. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, neither the law of fasting nor the law of abstinence obliges. If in doubt, one’s parish priest or confessor may be consulted.  Airport workers, travelers, and others while on board ships or airplanes are dispensed from the laws of fast and abstinence for the duration of their journey (except on Good Friday). It is desirable that they perform some other pious act instead.

The annual observance of Lent is the special season for the ascent to the holy mountain of Easter. Through its twofold theme of repentance and baptism, the season of Lent disposes both the catechumens (those preparing for baptism into the fullness of the Catholic Church) and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery.  Catechumens are led to the sacraments of initiation by means of the rite of election, the scrutinies, and catechesis.  The faithful, listening more intently to the word of God and devoting themselves to prayers, are prepared through a spirit of repentance to renew their baptismal promises.

Lenten/Easter Schedule 2016 – Programación de Cuaresma y Semana Santa 2016

Wednesday, February 10 – Ash Wednesday / Miércoles 10 de Febrero– Miércoles de Ceniza
Masses:  8:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (Spanish)

Thursday, February 11 / Jueves 11 de Febrero
Confessions / Confesiones 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 12 / Viernes 12 de Febrero
Stations of the Cross– Viacrucis:  7:00 p.m. (Bilingual) & Benediction (Church)
Soup and Bread Meal (Fine Arts Building) Courtesy of Pastoral Council and Knights of Columbus

Saturday & Sunday, February 13-14 / Sábado 13 y Domingo 14 de Febrero
First Sunday of Lent / Primer Domingo de Cuaresma
Saturday Vigil Masses: 4:30 p.m. (English); 6:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Rite of Sending - 4:30 Vigil Mass, Saturday
Rite of Election – 7:00 p.m., Saturday - Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon, 6:00 p.m. (English); 10:00 a.m. (Spanish)

Thursday, February 18 / Jueves 18 de Febrero
Confessions / Confesiones 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 19/ Viernes 19 de Febrero
Stations of the Cross – Viacrucis:  7:00 p.m. (Bilingual) & Benediction (Church)
Soup and Bread Meal (Fine Arts Building) Courtesy of CFF (Catholic Faith Formation - English)

Saturday & Sunday, February 20-21/ Sábado 20 y Domingo 21 de Febrero
Second Sunday of Lent / Segundo Domingo de Cuaresma
Saturday Vigil Masses: 4:30 p.m. (English); 6:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon, 6:00 p.m. (English); 10:00 a.m. (Spanish)

Thursday, February 25 / Jueves 25 de Febrero
Confessions / Confesiones 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 26 / Viernes 26 de Febrero
Stations of the Cross – Viacrucis:  7:00 p.m. (Bilingual) & Benediction (Church)
Soup and Bread Meal (Fine Arts Building) Courtesy of Apostolado Hispano

Saturday, February 27 / Sábado 27 de Febrero
Parish Lenten Retreat – Retiro Comunitario de Cuaresma 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (Bilingual)
Church, Faith Formation Rooms of the Community Center, and the Fine Arts Building (Old Hall)

Saturday & Sunday, February 27-28 / Sábado 27 y Domingo 28 de Febrero
Third Sunday of Lent / Tercer Domingo de Cuaresma
Saturday Vigil Masses: 4:30 p.m. (English); 6:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon, 6:00 p.m. (English); 10:00 a.m. (Spanish)
First Scrutiny – Primer Escrutinio 6:00 p.m. Mass

Tuesday, March 1 / Miécoles 1 de Marzo
*Communal Penance Service: St. Joseph Lincoln, 280 Oak Tree Lane     916-645-2102*

Wednesday, March 2 / Miécoles 2 de Marzo
Presentation of the Creed – Presentación del Credo 7:00 p.m. (Bilingual)

Thursday, March 3 / Jueves 3 de Marzo
Confessions / Confesiones 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 4 / Viernes 4 de marzo
Stations of the Cross – Viacrucis:  7:00 p.m. (Bilingual) & Benediction (Church)
Soup and Bread Meal (Fine Arts Building) Courtesy of Catecismo & Hospitalidad (Faith Formation and Hospitality- Spanish)
24 Hours with the Lord: St. Rose Parish – The sacrament of reconciliation will be offered continuously from March 4, 2016 @ 12:00 Noon to March 5, 2016 @ 12:00 Noon (Please visit the website www.bit.ly/24Lord)

Saturday & Sunday, March 5-6 / Sábado 5 y Domingo 6 de Marzo
Fourth Sunday of Lent / Cuarto Domingo de Cuaresma
Saturday Vigil Masses: 4:30 p.m. (English); 6:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon, 6:00 p.m. (English); 10:00 a.m. (Spanish)
Second Scrutiny – Segundo Escrutinio 12:00 Noon Mass

Thursday, March 10 / Jueves 10 de Marzo
Confessions / Confesiones 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 11 / Viernes 11 de Marzo
Stations of the Cross – Viacrucis:  7:00 p.m. (Bilingual) & Benediction (Church)
Soup and Bread Meal (Fine Arts Building) Courtesy of RCIA

Saturday & Sunday, March 12-13 / Sábado 12 y Domingo 13 de Marzo
Fifth Sunday of Lent / Quinto Domingo de Cuaresma
Saturday Vigil Masses: 4:30 p.m. (English); 6:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon, 6:00 p.m. (English); 10:00 a.m. (Spanish)
Third Scrutiny – Tercer Escrutinio 10:00 a.m. Mass

Tuesday, March 15 / Miécoles 15 de Marzo
*Communal Penance Service: SS. Peter & Paul Rocklin, 4450 Granite Drive     916-624-5827*

Wednesday, March 16 / Martes 16 de Marzo
Presentation of the Lord’s Prayer – Presentación de Padrenuestro 7:00 p.m. (Bilingual)
*Communal Penance Service: St. Rose of Lima Roseville, 615 Vine Ave     916-783-5211*

Thursday, March 17 / Jueves 17 de Marzo
Chrism Mass – Misa Crismal (Bendición de los Santos Oleos) 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral
Note: No Thursday Confessions –Communal Reconciliation Service on Monday March 21. No habrá confesiones.

Friday, March 18 / Viernes 18 de Marzo
Stations of the Cross – Viacrucis:  7:00 p.m. (Bilingual) & Benediction (Church)
Soup and Bread Meal (Fine Arts Building) Courtesy of Grupo de Oración Carismática
*Communal Penance Service: Divine Savior, Orangevale   9079 Greenback Lane     916-989-7400*

Holy Week

Saturday & Sunday, March 19-20 / Sábado 19 y Domingo 20 de Marzo
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – Domingo de Ramos
Saturday Vigil Masses: 4:30 p.m. (English); 6:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon, 6:00 p.m. (English); 10:00 a.m. (Spanish)
Grand Procession before the 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon Masses, weather permitting.
Habrá Procesiõn de Ramos antes de las misas de 10:00 a.m. y 12:00 p.m. si el clima lo permite.

Monday, March 21 – Monday of Holy Week / Lunes 21 de Marzo - Lunes Santo
*
Lenten Communal Reconciliation Service -
Servicio Communitario de Reconciliación en la iglesia – 7:00 p.m. (Bilingual)*

Tuesday, March 22 – Tuesday of Holy Week / Martes 22 de Marzo - Martes Santo
*
Communal Penance Service: St. Clare Roseville, 1950 Junction Blvd.     916-772-4717*
Liturgical Ministries and RCIA Rehearsals for Triduum in the church -
Ensayo general del Triduo Pascual en la iglesia - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 23 – Wednesday of Holy Week / Miércoles 23 de Marzo - Miércoles Santo
Reading of the Gospel of Mark – 7:00 p.m.  In the Church (English) and in the Chapel (Spanish)
Lectura del Evangelio de San Marcos en la iglesia (inglés) y an la capilla (español)

Thursday, March 24 – Holy Thursday / Jueves 24 de Marzo – Jueves Santo
The Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper (Celebraciõn de lay última Cena) – 7:00 p.m.  (Bilingual)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Adoraciõn del Santísimo Sacramento) until 11:00 p.m.
Please note: There will be no 8:30 a.m. Daily Mass and no Thursday Confessions. No habrá misa diaria ni confesiones.

Friday, March 25 – Good Friday / Viernes 25 de Marzo – Viernes Santo
Good Friday Services (Servicios de Viernes Santo) - 12:15 p.m. (English) & 3:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Outdoor Stations of the Cross – Viacrucis:  7:00 p.m. (Bilingual)
Please note: There will be no 8:30 a.m. Daily Mass. No habrá misa diaria.

Saturday, March 26 – Holy Saturday / Sábado 26 de Marzo - Sábado Santo
RCIA Preparatory Rites – 10:00 a.m. in the Fine Arts Building
The Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter Mass – Misa de la Vigila Pascual  8:00 p.m. (Bilingual)

Easter Sunday

Sunday, March 27 – Easter Sunday / Domingo 27 de Marzo – Domingo de Pascua
Masses: 8:30 a.m.,
12:00 Noon (English);
10:00 a.m. (Spanish)
Please note: There will be no 6:00 p.m. Mass on Easter Sunday.

 

 

Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Bishop Gallegos
Cardinal Prefect Angelo and Cardinal Amato from the Congregation of the Cause of Saints anticipates the process of submitting the Cause for Bishops in the fall of 2016.
Per Cardinal Amato, "the recognition of a miracle through the intercession of the Servant of God is required for Beatification.  I encourage you and all the parishioners of your respective communities to promote awareness of Bishop Gallegos and invoke his intercession.  Please click here for additional information on the process and requirements for sainthood.


Our Parish Mission

We the community of Holy Family Parish (located in Citrus Heights, CA), all members of the Body of Christ, strive to be a voice of truth and clarity in our faith.  We worship God and celebrate the gift of Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament.  Unified by the Holy Spirit, we commit to the on-going conversion to Christ in ourselves and in our parish.  We are committed to extending Christ`s unconditional love to all, especially the neglected, the oppressed, the aged and the wounded of heart.  We welcome all to share in the richness of our Catholic heritage.
 

Misión Parroquial

La communidad de la Parroquia de la Sagrada Familia, todos miembros de cuerpo de Cristo, nos esforzamos de sesr portadores de la Verdad y de sserclaros en nuestra fe.  Nosotros glorificamos a Dios y celebramos a Cristo en Palabra y Sacramento.  Unidos por el Espírtu Santo, nos comprometemos a una continua conversión a Cristo en cada uno de nosotros y en nuestra parroquia.  Nos comprometemos a compartir el amor incondicional de Cristo a todos, especialmente a los rechazados, oprimidos, ancianos y los de corazón herido.  todos sus miembros son bienvenidos a compartir las requesas de nuestra tradición Católica.