The Stations of the Cross
A Time-Honored Lenten Devotion
My Dear Parishioners and Supporters of Saints Peter & Paul Parish,
Peace in the Lord Jesus Christ.
I pray this latest message finds you well and keeping healthy.
As you know, Lent begins this year on February 17 with Ash Wednesday. The Ash Wednesday schedule is as follows: Masses at 8:30am & 12:10pm, and a Liturgy of the Word/Prayer Service (not Mass) at 6pm.
On the ﬁnal Friday before Holy Week, March 26, instead of after the 12:10pm Mass, the Stations of the Cross will be prayed solemnly that evening at 6:30pm, with musical accompaniment. This will be preceded by an evening of Lenten Music by our Music Ministry at 6pm, in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament, which will be exposed after the 12:10pm Mass and continue throughout that Day. Benediction & Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament will occur after the Stations. Please plan to join in these opportunities to continue this sacred and time-honored devotion to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, in the Document Paschalis Solemnitatis, reminds us that: “The faithful are to be encouraged to participate in an ever more intense and fruitful way in the Lenten liturgy and in penitential celebrations… Devotional exercises which harmonize with the Lenten season are to be encouraged; for example, the Stations of the Cross…”.
If there is anything with which you feel we can be of assistance contact the Parish Office (201-659-2276). During these continuing pandemic restrictions, for the safety of our Staff and visitors, Office hours are limited. Please call ahead before making personal visits. We will attempt to respond as soon as possible.
Thank you for your continued support, generosity, and prayers during these difficult times. Know that you and your Families are remembered in my daily Masses and prayers. Whether you have rejoined us in coming to Church, or continue to join us via our live-streamed Masses and Liturgies, your continuing presence and faithfulness is appreciated.
God Bless You,