All the Church's sacraments and ministries are oriented to the Eucharist, "the source and summit of Christian life". In the Eucharist, the whole spiritual good of the Church (Christ himself) is contained. During the Lenten Season, in addition to the Sunday Mass, everyone is encouraged to attend weekday mass. It is celebrated Mon-Saturday at 7:00am and Wednesday Novena Mass at 6:30pm.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
“Could you not watch one hour with me?” These are the words of Jesus to His apostles while in the Garden of Gethsemane. Prayer is an important part of our daily life. Jesus invites us to be with Him. It is wireless connection to God. Our St. Jude Adoration Chapel is open everyday from 6:00am-10:00pm. Spend time with the Lord each day during the season of Lent.
The Light is On for You
This Lent the Diocese of San Jose will continue the evangelization campaign called “The Light is On for You.” Here in our Parish of St. John the Baptist, our church will be open on Wednesdays 5-6 PM for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. “The Light is On for You” is part of our effort to reach out to Catholics who have been away from the Church. Consider inviting your friends and family to this sacrament of healing and mercy. Consider the sacrament for yourself. The first Wednesday will be the Wednesday after Ash Wednesday. For more details see www.dsj.org/light
Friday Lenten Talks
Everyone is invited to our Friday Lenten Talks. this will help us journey through the Season of Lent as we prepare for the feast of Easter. As in the past, the time will be from 6-7pm, except on March 2, that will begin at 5:30pm due to the Friday Mass.
Stations of the Cross
As is our tradition in our parish, Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday of Lent beginning at 7:00pm. This prayer is meant to help us meditate on the passion of the Lord.
Parish Lenten Cross
Our Parish Lenten Cross will be up beginning Ash Wednesday. You are invited to write your intentions (for healing, reconciliation, employment, the elect and confirmation candidates, or whatever you are most in need of) and place them on the cross. On the Third Week of Lent, people will be invited to take a prayer or two from the cross and include those intentions in their daily prayers.
Fast, Pray, Almsgiving
During the Lenten Season, we are invited to fast from what inhibits us from growing in our relationship with God and others, intensify our prayer life, and to be good to ourselves and help those who are in need.