What Is Lent?
Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter. In the desire to renew the liturgical practices of the Church, The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of Vatican Council II stated, “The two elements which are especially characteristic of Lent — the recalling of baptism or the preparation for it, and penance — should be given greater emphasis in the liturgy and in liturgical catechesis. It is by means of them that the Church prepares the faithful for the celebration of Easter, while they hear God’s word more frequently and devote more time to prayer” (no. 109). The word Lent itself is derived from the Anglo-Saxon words lencten, meaning “Spring,” and lenctentid, which literally means not only “Springtide” but also was the word for “March,” the month in which the majority of Lent falls.
An emphasis should be placed on performing spiritual works, like attending the Stations of the Cross, attending Mass, making a weekly holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament, taking time for personal prayer and spiritual reading and most especially making a good confession and receiving sacramental absolution. Although the practices may have evolved over the centuries, the focus remains the same: to repent of sin, to renew our faith and to prepare to celebrate joyfully the mysteries of our salvation.


Stations of the Cross Every Friday during  
7:00 pm (Spanish) Sts. Peter & Paul

Lenten Project – Support Mater Filius
The Mater Filius House, located in the former convent next to the rectory, assists women who are facing unexpected pregnancy and are without housing or emotional support.  Their mission is to safeguard the well-being of the newborn life and the dignity of the mother; to “defend life with love” by providing support and resources to protect and nurture the live of mothers and their children.

As a lenten Project, Sts Peter & Paul is collecting much-needed pantry and baby items to support the mothers and the new life they bring to the world.  While doing your shopping this lenten season, please consider adding some of the times below to your list.
Place items in the baskets located on the east side of the alter from March 2nd – April 10th.

Proyecto Cuaresma – Apoyo Mater Filius
La Casa Mater Filius, ubicada en el antiguo convento junto a la rectoría, atiende a mujeres que se enfrentan a embarazos inesperados y se encuentran sin vivienda ni apoyo emocional. Su misión es salvaguardar el bienestar de la vida del recién nacido y la dignidad de la madre; “defender la vida con amor” proporcionando apoyo y recursos para proteger y nutrir la vida de las madres y sus hijos.

Como un proyecto de cuaresma, Sts Peter & Paul está recolectando artículos de despensa y bebés muy necesarios para apoyar a las madres y la nueva vida que traen al mundo. Mientras hace sus compras esta temporada de cuaresma, considere agregar algunas de las veces a continuación a su lista. Coloque los artículos en las canastas ubicadas en el lado este del altar del 2 de marzo al 10 de abril.

Requested Items///Artículos Solicitados:
Cooking Oil, Olive Oil, Peanut Butter, jelly, Canned Tomato Products (paste, sauce, diced, crushed), Diced green chilis, Macaroni & Cheese, Jasmine Rice, Salsa, Ketchup, Red Kidney Beans, Chili Beans, Ranch Dressing, Flour, Sugar, Salt, Granola Bars, Trail Mix, French Fried Onions, Saltine crackers, Cheerios, Kix Cereal, Goldfish Crackers, Canned Corn, Pasta (spaghetti, angel hair, penne, elbow, lasagna), Paper Towels, Paper Napkins, Nitrile Gloves, Diaper Genie refills While wash clothes, hand towels, bath towels, and Pillow cases, Sewing Kits, Manicure Kits, Baby Albums

HOLY WEEK mass times TBD
Palm Sunday
Regular Weekend Mass Schedule

Holy Thursday
No Morning Mass
7pm Mass at St Mary & Sts. Peter and Paul

Good Friday Services
No Morning Mass
7pm Mass at St Mary & Sts. Peter and Paul

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil
8:30pm Sts Peter and Paul

Easter Sunday
Regular Sunday Mass Schedule