Lent, what's up
February 11, 2021
AURORA
Feb. 17   
Ash Wednesday: St. Rita of Cascia Parish Masses — English 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; school, 9 a.m; Spanish, 12 noon and 7:30 p.m.; bilingual, 4 p.m.
Feb. 19
Stations: St. Rita of Cascia Parish — Fridays, English, 6:30 p.m.; Spanish, 7 p.m.
 
BATAVIA
Feb. 20
Lent events: Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary are offering:
– Lent Retreat series beginning Feb. 20 for five weeks;
– Gospel film series beginning Feb. 21 for five weeks;
– Lent Busy Person’s Retreat, self paced;
– A Prayerful Walk to Calvary, Feb. 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m.;
– Looking at the Pandemic Through the Lens of the Paschal Mystery, March 11, 6:30-8 p.m.;
– Exploring the Symbols of Holy Week (Holy Triduum), March 31, 9:30-11 a.m.
Info: Susan Amann, 708-790-8141 or  samann@sscm-usa.org
 
DIXON
Feb. 17
Online retreat: St. Patrick Parish is creating and producing an online Lenten Retreat to begin Feb. 17.  The "Catching Fire Retreat" will consist of daily videos that teach, guide, and lead individuals on their Lenten journey. Each week will focus on a new topic. On Sundays there will be a 20-30 minute "Ignition Talk" and throughout the week parishioners will be giving "Spark Talk" reflections on the week's theme, with a guided meditation with music on Wednesdays. Free; catchingfireretreat.com
 
RICHMOND
Feb. 17
Ash Wednesday: St. Joseph Parish  —  Masses with ashes, 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Feb. 19
Stations: St. Joseph Parish  —  7 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 19-April 2
Feb. 22
Lent Masses:  St. Joseph Parish  —  6:30 p.m. Mondays Feb. 22-March 29; confessions after Mass
 
ROCKFORD
Feb. 17
Ash Wednesday: Cathedral of St. Peter — Masses 6:30 and 8 a.m., noon, and 6:30 p.m.
Ash Wednesday: St. Anthony of Padua Parish — Masses, 7 a.m., 12 noon, 5:30 p.m. Ashes distributed after Masses
Chaplet of Divine Mercy: St. Anthony of Padua Parish —  every Wednesday before the 5:30 p.m. Mass
Feb. 19
Stations: Cathedral of St. Peter — 5:30 p.m. Fridays Feb 19-March 26
Divine Mercy Chaplet: Cathedral of St. Peter —  5:15 p.m. Fridays Feb. 19-March 26
Stations: St. Anthony of Padua Parish — Fridays beginning with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 3-6 p.m., then chaplet and stations  
Feb. 20
Confessions: St. Anthony of Padua — Saturdays, 3:30-4 p.m.; daily after all Masses
 
ROSCOE
Feb. 19
Stations: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fridays during Lent, 7 p.m.
 
WONDER LAKE
Feb. 17
Ash Wednesday: Christ the King Parish — Mass and ashes at noon and a Communion service with ashes at 7 p.m.
Feb. 19
Stations: Christ the King Parish —6:30 p.m. on Fridays with Mass following at 7 p.m.    
 
ELSEWHERE
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. 
Feb. 18
Virtual retreat: The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., are hosting “The Scriptures of Lent/Spring.” Session will be 6:15-7:45 p.m. on Thursdays during Lent, Feb. 18-March 25. Cost: $5 per session or $25 for all six sessions; Events.SistersofProvidence.org
 
SINSINAWA, Wis.
Feb. 17-April 1
Virtual retreat: Sinsinawa Mound Center is sponsoring a virtual Lenten retreat with Dan Schutte featuring 18 musical reflection videos anytime and a Zoom conversation at 7 p.m. March 25. Cost: $75 per person. Register through March 10 at 608-748-4411 or www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter

 

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