Latin Mass Schedule for Ash Wednesday, February 10th 2016 A.D.


This coming Wednesday, February 10th 2016 A.D. is Ash Wednesday*. The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at the following time and location in the Allentown Diocese. 

St. Stephen of Hungary Church
7:00pm Missa Cantata
Ashes will be distributed
Celebrant: Fr. Connolly

The readings are as follows:
Epistle: Joel 2: 12-19

The full Propers for Mass with a translation may be found here.


Other Announcements:
Schola members: please arrive by 6:30pm for rehearsal on Feb. 10th.

The Traditional Latin Mass will also be offered on Mondays during Lent at St. Stephen's at 12:10pm. We're very grateful to our priests for making this available.

*Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Roman 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. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onward.

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.