WHAT IS LENT?
For a history of Lent, click here
LENT DAILY MASSES
Monday to Friday at 7:30, 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
LENT PENANCE SERVICES
All services at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted
March 27 -- St. Gregory the Great, Scripps Ranch
March 28 -- St. Gabriel, Poway
March 29 -- St. Michael's, Poway
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Church.
You may also visit our complete Stations of the Cross webpage here for our Virtual Stations of the Cross videos featuring the Station icons in our church, the Holy Family Center Outdoor Stations, and a special Stations for Children.
CHILDREN'S STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Join us Friday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m. in the Church for Children's Stations of the Cross.
All families are welcome to attend. Daily Mass will immediately follow at 6:00 p.m.
Children volunteers to help present the Stations are needed. Please contact Heather Kostyzak at [email protected] or (858) 485-1392.
JOIN ST. MICHAEL'S FOR THE "BEST LENT EVER"
This year, for the first time ever, Dynamic Catholic's extremely popular "Best Lent Ever" program will be available free to our parish. Every day of Lent you'll receive short videos right to your e-mail inbox -- they will help focus your day, inspire you to explore your potential, and show you how to create Holy Moments all across your life. Join your fellow parishioners in receiving these inspiring messages each day of our 40-day journey to Easter. Just click here to join! No cost, no strings attached.
LENT FISH BAKES
Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Bakes are held Fridays through March 31. We will start serving at the buffet line at 5:30 p.m. and shut down at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open earlier for relaxation.
Our menu will be similar to years past to include:
baked fish (breaded)
baked fish (un-breaded/seasoned)
mac and cheese
Ticket sales take place after Mass at reduced prices compared to sales at the door.
Prices will be:
|Advance Purchase||At the Door|
|Children 3 and Under||Free||Free|
|4-12 years old||$7||$9|
|13 years and older||$12||$14|
Each week part of our proceeds will go to a specific cause as follows:
Mar. 24 — Coats for Kids
Mar. 31 — Youth Programs
LENTEN REGULATIONS FOR FASTING & ABSTINENCE
Abstinence from meat is observed Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years and older. Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are between 18-59 years old. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. From its earliest days, the Church has urged the baptized and catechumens to observe the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer as preparation for the great celebration of Easter.