In Lent, the Church will be closed after the 8:30 am Mass Mon - Thurs. The Chapel will be open Mon - Fri from 10 am—5 pm.
Ash Wednesday, February 17, and Good Friday, April 2 are days of fasting and abstinence. Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence. Fasting is to be observed by all 18 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed. Abstinence is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence, no meat is allowed.
Bishop Burbidge's Lenten Message https://youtu.be/8TjxAJy0YUQ /
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross: February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 7 pm in the Church in English, and in the Chapel in Spanish.
Every Friday, all are welcome to visit the Church, Chapel, or our outdoor stations from 10am - 7pm to pray Stations on their own, books in English and Spanish will be available. To access the outdoor stations, you must go through the Church using the door nearest the Choir section, the door will be unlocked. Church will be closed on March 19th due to Staff Lenten Retreat.
The Stations of the Cross is a Lenten devotion that offers witness to Jesus' Passion and Death. At each station, we use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully at each station and to simply experience the visual images to reflect on Christ's love for us.
You can also pray stations at home using this link https://youtu.be/lpi1SEy_8Rs. You can pick up a book at the Church.
Parish Lenten Retreat (Evening Prayer)
February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7 pm in the Church & live-streamed
We will journey on the Mondays of Lent as we gather to celebrate Evening Prayer and reflect on different “RE” words and how these words can reshape our spiritual life this Lent and lead us to reenergized Easter. Each night, an extended reflection, offered by the Oblates, as well as different members of the OLGC Community will lead us as we make our Lenten journey together.
The Light is On - Confessions and Adoration
February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the Chapel
Welcome! Our doors are open and the light is on. The Light is On is an initiative where churches across the DC metro area are open for quiet prayer and Confession every Wednesday evening during Lent. In addition to confession, Adoration will be held in the Chapel.