The Season of Lent

Fasting and Abstinence Guidelines During Lent
Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent. Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. The special Paschal fast, as well as abstinence, are prescribed for Good Friday and encouraged for Holy Saturday. 
Join a Faith Sharing Group
Click on the picture at the right for information.
Children's Lenten Project
Oak Park Catholic Community and Beyond
Opportunity Renew 
Children’s Lenten Project 2024
This year’s CLP “Opportunity Renew” is helping Opportunity Knocks renew a shabby room into an inviting gym and purchase adaptive and sensory equipment for teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To learn more about CLP’24, please join us at the following presentation by OK. 
Sunday, February 11 at 9:45 am, Ascension School, Pine Room
Even if you are no longer a student, please know your participation in the CLP is encouraged and appreciated. 

 Saturday 5:00 PM St. Edmund Church (moves to Ascension on 4/6)
 Sunday 8:00 AM Ascension Church
 9:15 AM St. Edmund Church
 10:30 AM Ascension Church
 5:00 PM St. Edmund Church (OP Cath. Community Mass)

Reconciliation Service Oak Park Catholic Community
Monday, March 4, 7:00 PM, Ascension Church


Holy Thursday, March 28
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7:30 PM Ascension Church

Good Friday, March 29
Taizé Prayer Around the Cross
3:00 PM Ascension Church

Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
7:30 PM Ascension Church
Holy Saturday, March 30

Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter
8:00 PM St. Edmund Church

Easter Sunday, March 31
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Ascension Church
8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
St. Edmund Church
9:15 AM and 11:00 AM

 There is no 5:00 PM Mass on Easter Sunday