Check back frequently for updates to the following information. If you do not see your church parish listed, contact your church office for information.

PENANCE SERVICES

Wednesday, February 21 following Lenten Mission -- Sts. Frances and Anne Church, Kolin

Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. -- Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Alexandria

Wednesday, March 28, 6:00 p.m. -- Mary, Mother of Jesus Church, Woodworth

Monday, March 26, 5:30 p.m. -- St. Michael the Archangel Church, Leesville


LENTEN MISSIONS, RETREATS, BIBLE STUDY

February 19-21

• St. Rita Church, Alexandria
Mark your calendars now for our Parish Lenten Mission, Monday-Wednesday, February 19-21 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. nightly in the church. Our Mission, "Given Up For You" will be presented by Brian Butler and Greg Boudreaux from Dumb Ox Ministries.

February 21

• Sts. Francis and Anne Church, Kolin
Our Lenten Mission will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be Mike Patin from Lafayette. Confessions will be heard immediately after.

March 13-14

• Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Alexandria
6:30-7:30 p.m. John Bergsma, Ph.D. His presentation, "Become a Saint, and Bring Your Family, Too" will discuss "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Catholics" on Tuesday, March 13 and on Wednesday, March 14 his presentation will be "Seven Habits of Holy, Effective Families"


STATIONS/WAY OF THE CROSS (all during Lent)

Fridays
12:05 p.m. -- St. Joseph Church, Marksville
12:15 p.m. -- St. Gerard Mission, Jonesville
5:30 p.m. -- Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Pineville
5:30 p.m. -- Prayer Garden at St. Joseph Church, Marksville (weather permitting)
5:30 p.m. -- St. Patrick Church, Ferriday
5:30 p.m. -- St. Michael the Archangel Church, Leesville
6:00 p.m. -- Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Alexandria (after 5:30 p.m. Mass)
6:00 p.m. -- Mary, Mother of Jesus Church, Woodworth
6:00 p.m. -- Sts. Francis and Anne Church, Kolin


* Times are subject to change.


DAILY MASSES

Monday-Thursday
7:00 a.m. -- Mary, Mother of Jesus Church, Woodworth

Saturdays
8:00 a.m. -- St. Patrick Church, Ferriday


FISH FRYS

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23 & FRIDAY MARCH 23
• St. Michael the Archangel Church, Leesville -- 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Church Hall, $8.00 per person.

FRIDAYS DURING LENT
• Mary, Mother of Jesus Church, Woodworth -- 5:00-7:00 p.m.

• Sts. Francis and Anne Church, Kolin -- 5:00-7:30 p.m. Fish, fries, hushpuppies and coleslaw for $8.00 per plate.


OTHER DEVOTIONS

JOY (Seniors) Day of Reflection
Wednesday, March 14, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m, -- Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Alexandria

Adoration
Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 p.m. -- St. Michael the Archangel Church, Leesville
Fridays, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Benediction, 5:00 p.m. -- Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Alexandria
Fridays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. -- St. Michael the Archangel Church, Leesville


LENTEN REGULATIONS

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence.  This means that we do not eat meat and we have only one full meal.

The other Fridays of the season of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.

The obligation to abstain from meat binds Catholics 14 years of age and older. 

The obligation to fast, limiting oneself to one full meal and two lighter meals in the course of the day, binds Catholics from the age of 18 to 59. 

Those who are younger or older may freely embrace these disciplines.  But Lenten disciples should never endanger your health.

It is obvious that abstaining from meat is meaningless for vegetarians, who must choose some other form of abstinence. 

It is equally obvious that replacing meat with a gourmet seafood meal is not in keeping with the spirit of Lent.


For more resources for the Season of Lent, visit the USCCB website.