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Lenten Schedule/ Horario Completo de Cuaresma


Complete Lenten Schedule/ Horario Completo de Cuaresma

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Our observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10, a day of fast and abstinence for Catholics. At Mass on Ash Wednesday, the imposition of ashes replicates an ancient penitential practice and symbolizes our dependence upon God's mercy and forgiveness.

During Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics.

The three traditional pillars of Lenten observance are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The Church asks us to surrender ourselves to prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms. The fasting that all do together on Fridays is but a sign of the daily Lenten discipline of individuals and households: fasting for certain periods of time, fasting from certain foods, but also fasting from other things and activities. Likewise, the giving of alms is some effort to share this world equally—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents.

The key to fruitful observance of these practices is to recognize their link to baptismal renewal. We are called not just to abstain from sin during Lent, but to true conversion of our hearts and minds as followers of Christ. We recall those waters in which we were baptized into Christ's death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.

Use the bulleted links below to find the complete Mass and Reconciliation schedule and a variety of suggestions and resources to support your Lenten practice, enhance your prayer, and embrace your baptismal commitment.

All who call upon me I will answer; I will be with them in distress; I will deliver them and give them honor. – Ps 91:15

 


Lent/ Cuaresma 2017

Be reconciled and return to the Lord by means of prayer, fasting and deeds of loving service.

Ash Wednesday/ Miercoles de Ceniza - March 1

  • 6:30 AM - English Mass
  • 10:00 AM - English Liturgy of the Word
  • 12:15 PM - English Mass
  • 3:00 PM - English Liturgy of the Word
  • 5:00 PM - English Mass
  • 7:00 PM - Bilingual Liturgy of the Word/ Liturgia de la Palabra Bilingüe
  • 9:00 PM - Misa en Español

Stations of the Cross/ Via Crucis

  • 6:30 p.m. - Every Friday during Lent - March 3-April 7
  • 7:30 p.m. - Cada viernes durante la Cuaresma - En Español en la Iglesia—3 de marzo - 7 de abril

Reconciliation/ Reconciliacion

  • Every Friday / Cada Viernes - 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • Every Saturday / Cada Sábado - 3:30 PM-5:00PM

Penance Service/ Servicio de Penitencia

  • Wednesday, April 5—bilingual - 7:00 PM  (Confessions will be heard in both languages.)
  • Miércoles, 5 de abril—bilingüe - 7:00 PM  (Confesiones se escucharán en los dos idiomas.)
  • Monday, April 10—lunes, 10 de abril - 1:00PM-6:00PM —Confessions/ Confesiones
  • More Penance Services in your area.

 

Opportunities to Grow In Your Faith

Opportunities to grow in your faith –During Lent, the Church asks us to surrender ourselves to prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms. Please find listed a variety of suggestions and resources to help you "give up," "take up," and "lift up" during this Lent and to embrace your baptismal commitment.

Give Up—The fasting that all do together on Fridays is but a sign of the daily Lenten discipline of individuals and households: fasting for certain periods of time, fasting from certain foods, but also fasting from other things and activities.

  • Every Friday at 5pm in the Pavilion—Lenten Fish Fry
  • All families are invited to “Give Up” $20 and place it in the offertory basket (or online) during Mass on April 1-2. 

Take Up—The giving of alms is some effort to share this world equally—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents.

  • February 26 after every Mass – Ashes to Easter—Each family is invited to pick up a special Mission box. You may keep it on or near the dining table in your home. Put in some coins each day during Lent and pray for missions worldwide. Return your Lent box to the parish on Easter. Money collected will help local missionaries and missionary projects from our diocese.
  • March 1 – March 31 in the church - Food Drive—The Knights of Columbus and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul invite all ministries and parishioners todonate non-perishable food items to benefit families in need. Food donations can be dropped off in the collection boxes in the narthex of the church. Collection boxes will also be present at the Friday Lenten Fish Fry. Visit the Knights of Columbus website for a list of food items that are requested.
  • March 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the church—Sanctuary Cleaning Day—The Sanctuary Cleaning Day is a great time for families to serve together!

Lift Up

  • March 5 at 7 p.m. in the church—Vespers and Holy Hour: In the presence of the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, join us for the sung Evening Prayer.
  • 12 de marzo a las 7 p.m. en la iglesia - Vísperas y Hora Santa: Español En la presencia del Señor en el Santísimo Sacramento, acompáñenos para las oraciones cantadas de la Iglesia.
  • March 19 at 7 p.m. in the church—Vespers and Holy Hour
  • 26 de marzo a las 7 p.m. en la iglesia - Vísperas y Hora Santa
  • April 2 at 7 p.m. in the church—Taize Prayer: Come and experience the peace and joy of God in the stillness of your heart this Lenten season. Taizé is a form of contemplative prayer that combines simple music, silence, and meditative prayer, based on the model set by the Taizé Community, founded in 1940 in southeastern France.
  • 24-hours a day and 7-days a week in the adoration chapel—Perpetual Adoration——Visit the Perpetual Adoration Chapel (by the Sacred Heart Chapel) and spend some time with our Lord. He is waiting there to embrace you, lovingly and mercifully.
  • FORMED.ORG - Online Resource - Visit formed.org during Lent for a list of resources for study and prayer.—Log-in: enter code d53bb

 

ANOINTING OF THE SICK/ UNCION A LOS ENFERMOS
  • Vigil Mass at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 (English) - Pre-register—contact 512-600-8158
  • A la 1:30 p.m. el domingo, 12 de marzo (en español) - Inscribirse en avanzado—comuníquese al 512-255-4473

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Help Direct Traffic

The Saint William Parish is looking for volunteers to help direct traffic around campus at the 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Masses. 

  • Volunteers need to be on-site from 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. for the 9:30 a.m. Mass
    and/or from 10 am. - 11:30 a.m. for the 11:30 a.m. Mass.  
     
  • Volunteers will be provided with a traffic safety vest.  There will also be a short meeting in the St. Francis Room to distribute vests and assign areas. 

Thank you for volunteering to help our Parish and have a blessed Easter!  For more information or to volunteer, please email Ryan Lipscomb, Director of Facilities, at 512-600-8184 or email rlipscomb@saintwilliams.org

Other Volunteer Opportunities 

Visit the volunteer webpage for additional volunteer opportunities.

 

Holy Week/ Semana Santa
 

Palm Sunday/ Domingo de Ramos - April 9

  • Regular Sunday Schedule/ Horario Regular del Domingo
    English - 9:30am, 11:30am, 5:00pm
    Español - 7:30am, 1:30pm

Holy Thursday/ Jueves Santo - April 13

  • 9:00 AM - Morning Prayer (Lauds) in Sacred Heart Chapel
    7:00 PM - Bilingual/ Bilingüe - Mass of the Lord’s Supper / Misa de la Cena Del Señor

Good Friday/ Viernes Santo - April 14

  • 9:00 AM - Morning Prayer (Lauds) in Sacred Heart Chapel
  • 10:00 AM - Vía Crucis en Español en Jonestown, TX ( reunir a las 8:30am, partir a las 9am, empezar a las 10am)
  • 12:00 Noon - Stations of the Cross followed by “7 Last Words” Service in English
  • 3:00 PM - Vía Crucis en Español fuera del Templo
  • 4:30 PM - Liturgia de la Pasión del Señor en Español
  • 7:00 PM - Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion in English

Holy Saturday/ Sabado de Gloria - April 15

  • 9:00 AM Morning Prayer (Lauds) in Sacred Heart Chapel

 

 

Easter/ Pascua


Easter Vigil/ Vigilia Pascual - April 15

  • 8:30 PM - Paschal Vigil-Bilingual/ Vigilia Pascual-Bilingüe
    This is a long service.

Easter Sunday/ Pascua - April 16

 

Parking and Traffic Flow on Easter Sunday

Note

  • The McNeil Entrance will be exit only from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday
     
  • All traffic will be one-way and right turn only. (Exception: Handicap drop-off areas for persons with handicap placards/ license plates or requiring special assistance.)
     
  • Once the church parking lot is full, overflow parking on the Northeast side of the main lot will be made available. Traffic volunteers will be present to help ensure a smooth transition between Masses. (Please do not park on the grass near the softball field.)
     
  • Parishioners are encouraged to arrive 20-30 minutes early to allow enough time to park and find seating in the church.