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Learn about Fasting and Abstaining during Lent by visiting hereUSCCB – Fast and Abstinence

2020 Lenten Regulations
1. Law of Fast
A. All adults, 18 and older, are bound by the law of fast up to the beginning of their 60th year.
B. On days of fast, those bound by the law are limited to a single full meal. This meal is meatless. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs; however, together these two meals should not equal another full meal.
C. There are two prescribed days of fast: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday
2. Law of Abstinence
A. Those who are 14 years of age and older are obligated to observe the law of abstinence.

B. On days of abstinence, those bound by the law abstain from meat.
C. On all Fridays of Lent, abstinence is prescribed. This, of course, includes Good Friday. Abstinence is also prescribed on Ash Wednesday.
3. Lenten Discipline
The code of Canon Law very aptly summarizes the ecclesiastical discipline in Canon 1249: “All members of the Christian faithful in their own way are bound to do penance in virtue of divine law; in order that all may be joined in a common observance of penance, penitential days are prescribed in which the Christian faithful in a special way pray, exercise works of piety and charity, and deny themselves by fulfilling their responsibilities more faithfully and especially by observing fast and abstinence…”

4 Funeral Masses
Funerals Masses are not to be celebrated on the Sundays of Lent and Easter, Holy Thursday, the Easter Triduum.

Click Here for a Brochure of Lent 2020 – St. Mary


Lenten Resources for Children and Families


Ash Wednesday – February 26th

St. Mary Parish
Masses: 8:00 AM  ~ 12:00 PM ~ 7:00 PM

UMass D (Reflection Room)
12:00 PM (Ashes) ~ 4:00 PM (Mass) ~ 7:00 PM (Ashes)

Eucharistic Adoration

St. Mary Parish
Wednesdays ~ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

March 2nd & April 6th (First Mondays) ~ All Day

UMass D (Reflection Room)
Tuesdays ~ 11:30 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation

St. Mary Parish
Mondays (except March 16) ~ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wednesdays ~ 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM (Except March 18)
Saturdays ~ 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
March 2 & April 6 ~ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Daily Devotionals Based on the Homily Series

Sign up for daily devotionals related to our current homily series by clicking here.


Following the Call of Christ

Bishop Robert Barron illuminates six biblical stories of conversion, demonstrating how ordinary people, just like you, were approached by Jesus in a wide variety of circumstances and called to a better life through him. Sign up free of charge at:

Soup and Stations

We gather for a simple free dinner of soup followed by the Stations of the Cross. Join us for this special Lenten prayer and community opportunity. Soup at 6:00 pm and Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm. Lenten Fridays beginning February 28.


See, Act, Celebrate, and take Missionary Action!

In each session of this five-week Lenten program, we will take up
a new aspect of Jesus’ encounter with the disciples on the road to
Emmaus and each week we will focus on a different element of our
Baptismal call to spread the Gospel, inspired by Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel. We will meet Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm on March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 in the Parish Center. In order for us to properly prepare, please register on St Mary’s Website.

Walking with Purpose – Living in the Father’s Love

Women’s Lenten Bible Study

In a world where women are measured by their beauty, achievements and possessions, wouldn’t it be nice to find a place where you could just be valued for who you are? Living in the Father’s Love will lead you to that safe place where you are unconditionally loved, baggage and all.

This brief but powerful six-session Bible study is the ideal way to revive and
refresh yourself. Discover just how much God loves us and how the Gospels
are deeply relevant to our relationship with God and with those we love.
Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm on February 25, March 3 , 17, 24, 31, April 7 in
the parish center Club Room. In order that we may plan for materials and
refreshments, please register on the parish website. The book fee is $20.

Connect – A Free Dinner – A Talk – Discussion

Young adults in your 20’s, join us at UMass D UClub in the Campus Center for a dinner, a short talk/presentation and discussion on the Catholic
Faith. This program will run on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm beginning February 11. Visit the umassdcatholics.com website to register.

Lenten Resources on the St. Mary’s App

The app provides Lenten resources and other resources to
grow in faith. In addition it provides daily Mass readings, Catholic news and prayers, convenient prayer and Confession reminders, our bulletins and more. You may download the app from the App store or Android store
(myParish App)


Holy Thursday – April 9th

Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:00 PM

Good Friday – April 10th

         Passion of the Lord  – 3:00 PM

        Sacrament of Reconciliation – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

         Living Stations of the Cross – 7:00 PM

Holy Saturday – April 11th

Solemn Vigil of Easter – 7:30 PM 


Mass Schedule – Sunday, April 12th

8:00 AM ~ 10:00 AM  ~ 11:30 AM   

If you have any questions regarding the above events and resources please email info@stmarysdartmouth.org.