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Lent 2023

Our Lady Queen of Peace Lenten Schedule 2023

Weekend Masses
Saturdays at 5:00 pm
Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 & 11:15 am

Weekday Masses
Monday-Friday at 8:30 am in the Chapel, plus an additional Tuesday evening Mass at 5:30pm in the Chapel

Eucharistic Adoration 
Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 5:15 pm

Private Reconciliation
Tuesdays during Lent at 5:00 pm and Saturdays at 4:00 pm

Soup & Stations of the Cross
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, followed by Soup To-Go. A freewill offering will be taken for Operation Rice Bowl, sponsored by the QP Respect Life Commission. (No Stations or soup on Ash Wednesday. 

There will be no soup following Stations on April 5 during Holy Week.)

Simple Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross will be prayed simply, without music, on Fridays at 5:30 pm with Deacon Mark. (Stations will not be prayed on Good Friday.)

Living Stations of the Cross
Sunday, April 2 at 7:30 pm. Our Youth Ministry will present a Contemporary Living Stations in church.

QP Labyrinth
Wednesday, April 5, 6:00-7:00 pm: Introductory session to the Labyrinth and Labyrinth open Holy Thursday, April 6, 1:00-6:15 pm, Labyrinth open; repeat Introductory session at 1:00 pm Good Friday, April 7, 10-12:15 pm & 2:00-5:00 pm, Labyrinth open. Holy Saturday, April 8, 9:00-3:00 pm, Labyrinth open

Lectio Divina

During the 6-weeks of Lent, the Church encourages us to prepare for Easter by: Fasting, Almsgiving, and Praying. If you feel called to practice a new form of prayer, Our Lady Queen of Peace will be holding Lectio Divina each Saturday morning of Lent from 9:30am-10:30am in the chapel (2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18. 3/25 and 4/1). Lectio Divina is an ancient prayer form that brings us to a deeper experience of God through listening to Scripture. Each Saturday morning, we will have a time of quiet prayer followed by prayerful reflection on one of the three scriptures that will be read at Mass that weekend. There is no need to sign up, just show up for an opportunity to join other parishioners as we “Journey into God’s Love." Contact Tricia with any questions:


Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday, April 6
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 6:30 pm
This liturgy kicks off the most holy time of the liturgical year; at this Mass we receive the new holy oils, wash one another’s feet, and celebrate the Eucharist on the evening of the Last Supper. Following communion, we will process out of the main worship space to the Chapel, where the place of repose will be located. The Chapel will be open for silent prayer until 10:00 pm.

Good Friday, April 7
Good Friday Liturgy at 12:30 pm
At this liturgy, we hear the proclamation of the Passion of Jesus, venerate the Cross, and receive the Eucharist that was consecrated the evening before at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Tenebrae at 7:00pm; An ancient prayer of the Church focusing on the end of Christ’s earthly life.

Tenebrae - Good Friday evening at 7:00 pm

Holy Saturday, April 8
Blessing of Food at 10:00am
Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00pm

This is the highest point of the liturgical year. Everyone should experience and pray at the Easter Vigil! We begin outside the church, lighting the Easter fire and blessing the Paschal Candle. When we process into church, we proclaim the ancient Exsultet and hear from various books of the Old Testament. When the lights of Church are turned on, we see the glory of the Risen Christ. We will welcome several candidates and catechumens through baptism, Eucharist, and confirmation this year at this Mass.

Easter Sunday, April 9
Masses at 8:00, 9:30 & 11:15 am


What Lent Means for Your Stewardship

Our Lenten practices of “prayer, fasting, and almsgiving” invite each of us to not only grow in relationship with Christ, but also in our community of faith.  During this special time, we invite you to give thought to how you can help grow the Church, sustain our parish ministries and make an impact.

By starting a recurring offertory gift through Faith Direct, our online giving platform, your gifts will save our parish time, money and effort. It will help us spend less on paper envelopes, and compared to cash and checks, online gifts are simpler and more secure for our staff to process. This will free up time and resources that can be better utilized in growing our ministries and mission.  

By “giving up envelopes” and committing to sharing your treasure through online giving, you will help to sustain our faith community and expand the impact of the ministries that mean the most to you. 

Signing up is easy! Please consider giving up offertory envelopes and making the switch to online giving through Faith Direct this Lenten season. Questions? Please contact the Parish Center, (608) 231-4600.

Lenten Regulations:

1. Catholics who have celebrated their 14th birthday are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all Fridays during Lent, and Good Friday. 

2. In addition to abstaining from meat, Catholics who have celebrated their 18th birthday, until they celebrate their 59th birthday, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Those who are bound to this regulation may eat only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to ones needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.