First Friday Vigil with Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 6th
Our monthly First Friday Vigil will take place on March 6th.  The Way of the Cross will be prayed after the 5:10 PM Mass, along with Eucharistic adoration, meditations, and prayers.  The Vigil will end with Benediction at 7:00 PM.  There will be Exposition in the morning as well as the afternoon on Friday.
The devotion of Stations of the Cross is prayed every Friday during Lent immediately following the 5:10 PM Mass.

Saint Patrick’s Day Gaelic Mass

Tuesday, March 17th – 9:30 AM
A Mass in Gaelic (Gaelic Marr) will be offered at Saint Agnes for the Solemnity of Saint Patrick on Tuesday, March 17th at 9:30 AM.  Saint Patrick is the patron of the Archdiocese of New York, so the feast takes the rank of a solemnity.  The Most Rev. Phoncie Cllinane, Bishop-Elect of Waterford and Lismore, Ireland, will be the Celebrant, and Fr. Murphy will offer the homily in English.  There will also be sacred music in Gaelic and a bagpiper.  Contact Anna Megan in the rectory at (212) 682-5722 for more information. Saint Agnes will otherwise be on a regular weekday Mass schedule.

Lenten Evening of Recollection

Wednesday, March 18th – 6:30 PM
The Catholic Artists Society is sponsoring a Lenten Recollection  on Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 PM at Holy Trinity Church (213 West 82nd Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway).
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a meditation offered by Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., on themes related to the work of the artist and the spiritual life, Confession, and Benediction.  A reception will follow.  Visit the Society’s Website.

Lenten Devotions

In the penitential season of Lent (Quadragesima) which begins on Ash Wednesday, the Gloria and Alleluia are omitted, violet vestments are worn, and the use of the organ is restricted to accompanying. As the Church strips herself of festal trimming entering into the spiritual desert, her faithful are likewise called to a heightened order of penitence, fasting, abstinence, and almsgiving. Making a good confession, attending daily Mass, and praying the Office, Stations, and Rosary are all worthy resolutions.

Stations of the Cross
Prayed every Friday in Lent after the 5:10 PM Mass.

According to the Current Discipline:
Laws of Days of Abstinence:
For all aged 14 and older, obligatory abstention from flesh meat on Ash Wednesday and Fridays of Lent.
Laws of Days of Penance:
Applies to all the Faithful during the entirety of Lent and Fridays outside of Lent.
Laws of Days of Fast:
For all aged 18 to 59, inclusive, one full meal permitted and two other meals, which, when combined, are less than a full meal, on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

According to the Discipline of 1962:
Laws of Days of Abstinence:
For all aged 7 and older, complete abstention from flesh meat on all Fridays of the year, Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday, and the Vigil of Christmas. Partial abstention (meat and soup or gravy made from meat at the principle meal only) for all the days of Lent, the Ember Days of Wednesday and Saturday, and the Vigils of Pentecost and the Assumption.
Laws of Days of Penance:
Same as Current.
Laws of Days of Fast:
For all aged 21 to 59, inclusive, one full meal permitted and two other meals, which, when combined, are less than a full meal, during the entirety of Lent and on Ember Days and the Vigils of Christmas, Pentecost, and the Assumption.

Law of the Eucharistic Fast:
Complete fast from all food and drink (excluding water and medicine) for one hour (or three hours, according to the 1962 Discipline) before the reception of Holy Communion. Adherence to the even more ancient discipline of fasting from the previous night is encouraged whenever possible.