Lent & hOLY wEEK

  • Ash Wednesday

    February 22

    Mass with Distribution of Ashes
    6:30 AM, 8:45 AM, 6:30 PM
    Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes
    12:00 PM & 3:00 PM

  • fast & abstinence

    Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

    For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

    Members of the Eastern Catholic Churches are to observe the particular law of their own sui iuris Church.

    If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.

  • Lenten Dinners

    Fridays of Lent | 6 PM

    St. Ann will offer Lenten Dinners each Friday of Lent (except for Good Friday).  Due to changing market prices, cost of some meals is yet to be determined.

    Friday, February 24

    Knights of Columbus
    $12 Fish Fry
    Dine In or Take Out - Cafeteria

    Friday, March 3

    St. Ann Men's Club
    Seafood Dinner
    Dine-In Cafeteria or Drive-Through on Meadowdale
    $12 Fried fish, shrimp
    $14 Combo

    Friday, March 10

    Knights of Columbus
    $12 Fish Fry
    Dine In or Take Out - Cafeteria
    Proceeds from this dinner will benefit St. Terese Academy

    Friday, March 17

    St. Ann Men's Club
    Seafood Dinner
    Dine-In Cafeteria or Drive-Through on Meadowdale
    $12 Fried fish, shrimp
    $14 Combo

    Friday, March 24

    Knights of Columbus
    $12 Seafood Dish TBD
    Drive Through Only

    Friday, March 31

    St. Ann Men's Club
    Seafood Dinner
    Dine-In Cafeteria or Drive-Through on Meadowdale
    $12 Fried fish, shrimp
    $14 Combo

  • Evenings of Confession

    The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be available in all parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans

    5:00 - 6:30 PM
    March 18, March 22, March 29

    Usual Confession Times at St. Ann are:

    Tuesday 6:00 PM
    Saturday 3:00 PM
    By Appointment
    No Convessions on Holy Saturday

    There are many resurces on our websiteto help you prepare.

    Sacrament of Reconciliation Resources

  • Rosary for Ukraine

    Fridays of Lent | 6:40 PM

    We earnestly ask you to join us each Friday during Lent at 6:40 pm in the Church to pray the Rosary for Peace in Ukraine. We will pray the Rosary beginning this Friday February 24 and will do so for each of the seven Fridays in Lent. Our Rosary will be recited just before the Stations of the Cross which begin at 7:00 pm.
    We pray for Ukraine. For all of humanity distorted by war. For all the lives lost, homes seized, and peace broken. May the Spirit of comfort and compassion envelop all who dwell in fear.
    Please join us every Friday during Lent to pray the Rosary for Peace in Ukraine.
    Again, we begin Friday, February 24th at 6:40 pm.
    If you would like to sign up to leade a Rosary, please sign up using this link: 
    Sign Up to Lead a Friday Rosary

  • Stations of the Cross

    Fridays of Lent | 7 PM

    Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday of Lent at 7:00 PM in Church.

    There are many resources on our website for praying the 

    Stations of the Cross
  • 2023 Lenten Mission
    March 27 - 29

    Fr. James Kubicki, S. J. 

    Please welcome Fr. James Kubicki, S.J. | March 27 - 29
    Mission Mass Times:
    Weekdays | 10 AM and 7 PM
    Saturday | 10 AM and 4 PM
    Sunday | 8 AM, 9:30 AM, 11 AM, and 5 PM

    Fr. James Kubicki, SJ, serves as a spiritual director at St. Francis de Sales Seminary in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He is a popular conference and parish mission speaker, retreat director, and the author of A Heart on Fire and A Year of Daily Offerings.

    Kubicki previously served as the national director of the Apostleship of Prayer (now the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network) and as the president of St. Francis Mission on South Dakota’s Rosebud Reservation. Kubicki entered the Society of Jesus in 1971 and was ordained in 1983. He has served the Jesuits in numerous capacities including, vocations, priestly formation, and deacon and lay ministry formation.

  • Triduum and Easter Schedule 2023

    Thursday, April 6 

    • 8:45 AM | Morning Prayer
    • 7:00 PM | Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper followed by a procession to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight Prayer

    Friday, April 7 

    • 8:45 AM | Morning Prayer
    • 3:00 PM | Celebration of the Lord's Passion & Veneration of the Cross
    • 6:40 PM | Rosary for Peace in Ukraine
    • 7:00 PM | Stations of the Cross

    Saturday, April 8

    • 8:45 AM | Morning Prayer
    • 8:00 PM | Easter Vigil

    Sunday, April 9
    Easter Masses

    8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM

    No 3 PM Confessions on Holy Saturday
    No 5 PM Mass on Easter Sunday

  • Holy Week - Triduum

    Holy Week is the most solemn and glorious week in Christianity, the pinnacle of the liturgical year. It's more sacred than Christmas! This is because Holy Week commemorates the final week of Our Lord's life, the very purpose for which Christmas happened.

    Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday (when Jesus made his final entrance into Jerusalem) and culminates with Easter Sunday. As Holy Week progresses to its final days the solemnity heightens.



    We strongly encourage you to participate in as much of the Sacred Triduum as possible.

    Sundown on Holy Thursday to sundown on Easter Sunday is considered the most solemn part of the liturgical year. This three-day period is referred to as the Easter Triduum, also known as the Sacred Triduum, or Paschal Triduum.

    Basically, the Sacred Triduum is one great festival recounting the last three days of Jesus' life on earth, the events of his Passion and Resurrection, when the Lamb of God laid down his life in atonement for our sins.

    "Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery" (USCCB).


    **Taken from https://www.catholiccompany.com/.../the-easter-triduum...