Stay tuned for our full schedule for Lent and Holy Triduum this year! We will continue to follow all public health guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important Dates:

Palm Sunday: March 28, 2021

Holy Thursday: April 1, 2021

Good Friday: April 2, 2021

Holy Saturday: April 3, 2021

 

Important resources for this Lent:

Virtual Tour of Holy Week:

The Faith Formation Team is offering a Virtual Tour of Holy Week on Sunday, March 28, at 2 p.m. This will be a tour of Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday and Good Friday as we prepare for Easter. All are welcome to join us for our session.  We ask that each individual or family to prepare to share one Lenten practice they engaged in throughout the season.  For the virtual link for this event please email Jon Metz at jmetz@saintsebs.org Please consider joining us for this hour of formation and prayer!

 

Adult Formation: Lenten Small Groups – “The Search”

 

Family Formation: Resources for Lent

 

Archdiocese Lenten Reconciliation:

Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will be hosting Pray, Reconcile & Rejoice: Lenten Day of Reconciliation on Wednesday, March 24, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The nearest Church to St. Catherine is St. Margaret Mary at 3970 N. 92nd St. For other sites, visit www.archmil.org/pray-reconcile-rejoice.

 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Sebastian:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation with Fr. Peter Patrick is being offered 30 minutes prior to each Sunday Mass that he presides over during the season of Lent. Father presides over the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses, and the 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month at the 6 p.m. Mass. You can also check the bulletin for the specific dates and times of Fr. Peter Patrick’s Masses each week.

 

Friday Lenten Stations of the Cross at St. Sebastian:

The Way of the Cross, also known as the Stations of the Cross is a devotional practice that has been cherished by Catholics for centuries.  It is a prayer form that invites the faithful to reflect, deeply, on the Passion, Crucifixion and death of Jesus during his final days on earth.

Many faithful pilgrims have actually traveled to the Holy Land over the centuries, to “walk in the footsteps of Christ”. However, since the vast majority of the faithful could not actually make the pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the Way of the Cross became popular as a prayer that invited everyone to make the “spiritual” pilgrimage with Christ where they were.

During Lent this year, we invite you to also reflect on the Way of the Cross.  Each week of Lent we will invite you to join us as we reflect on the Way of the Cross. Stations will be offered in person at both St. Catherine and St Sebastian every Friday morning of Lent in each church at 9:15 a.m.