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Welcome to St. John the Baptist Church

From the Pastor’s Desk frlopez 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I share with you this information:

LENT (2)

I invite you to prepare ourselves to celebrate Lent in a proper way and above all with an open spirit to receive the Lord’s graces. Here are some guidelines from our Diocese:

The following regulations regarding fasting and abstinence are observed in the United States: Catholics ages 14 and over are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent. Individuals between 18 and 59 are also obliged to fast – eat one full meal – on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Eating two smaller meals is permitted if necessary to maintain strength but eating between meals should be avoided. These obligations, however, do not apply to those whose health or ability to work would be seriously affected.

The Congregation for Divine Worship has stated that the removing of Holy Water from the fonts during the season of Lent is not permitted.

On Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, a funeral Mass may not be celebrated. The Sacrament of Baptism is not celebrated in Lent, only in danger of death. 

Marriages during the Season of Lent and the Triduum Marriages during the season of Lent are not to be encouraged. However, one cannot deny the Sacraments to the faithful if they are properly disposed. The celebration of marriage (and the convalidation of marriage) is not permitted during the Easter Triduum.

God Bless You,

Fr. Sergio López

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  • Address: 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo, CA 94580
  • Phone: (510) 351-5050 
  • Fax: (510) 276-0397
  • Email info@stjohnsparishslz.org

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