Lent Begins Wednesday March 1
Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
St. Joseph (Akron)
7:30 a.m. Communion Service & Distribution of Ashes
5:30 p.m. Mass & Distribution of Ashes (Akron)
St. Mary (Brush)
8:00 a.m. Mass & Distribution of Ashes (Brush)
7:00 p.m. Mass & Distribution of Ashes (Brush)
Fasting & Abstinence
All Catholics 14 years and older must abstain from meat on the Fridays of Lent, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday. All Catholics between ages 18 and 59, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
To "fast" means to eat only one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken for good health, but together they should not equal a full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted; however, liquids including coffee, milk, and fruit juices are allowed.
St. Joseph's Church (Akron)
Saturday, 7:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. Mass
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph (Akron)
7:30 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph (Akron)
See St. Joseph's individual page for Sacrament of Reconciliation
St. Mary's Church (Brush)
Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
Sunday, 10:00 a.m Mass
Thursday, 5:30 pm
Friday, 8:00 a.m.
See St. Mary's individual page for Sacrament of Reconciliation
Holy Days of Obligation 2017
Italics indicate a Holy Day of Obligation.
Holy Days falling on a Sunday are not italicized. Holy Days of Obligation are days other than Sundays on which Catholics are required to participate in Mass.
Note: If in Ordinary Time one of the days falls on a Sunday, the Sunday celebration gives way to the Holy Day fulfilling the obligation. Holy Days falling on a Sunday are not italicized.
Jan 1, Solemnity of Mary
Jan 8, Epiphany
Mar 1, Ash Wednesday (Lent Begins) (A day of Fasting & Abstinence)
Apr 9, Palm Sunday
Apr 13, Holy Thursday
Apr 14, Good Friday (A day of Fasting & Abstinence)
Apr 15, Easter Vigil
Apr 16, Easter
Apr 23, Divine Mercy Sunday
May 28, Ascension of the Lord (*This holy day replaces the 7th Sunday of Easter)
June 4, Pentecost
June 11, Most Holy Trinity
June 18, Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ "Corpus Christi"
June 23, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Aug 15, Assumption of Mary (Holy Day of Obligation)
Nov 1, All Saints Day (Holy Day of Obligation)
Nov. 2, All Souls Day
Nov 26, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Dec 3, First Sunday of Advent
Dec 8, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation)
Dec 10, Second Sunday of Advent
Dec 17, Third Sunday of Advent
Dec 24, Fourth Sunday of Advent
Dec 25, Christmas (Holy Day of Obligation)