Important Information for Lent

Ash Wednesday is February 26

Masses are at 7:00 a.m., 12:05 p.m., and 5:30 p.m., with the Blessing and Distribution of Ashes at each Mass. All Masses will be in the Upper Church - note that there is no 11:00am Mass.

Ash Wednesday Masses sponsored by Marquette University Campus Ministry

Masses will be at 12 Noon in the Chapel of the Holy Family; and at 9:00 p.m. at Church of the Gesu.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday during Lent at 12:45, after the 12:05 Mass in the Upper Church. Please use the elevator entrance to enter the Upper Church.

Lent Begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26...

...and all Catholics are expected to maintain the penitential character of the Lenten Season by prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Lenten regulations on Fasting and Abstinence are as follows.


All Catholics who have celebrated their 14th birthday are required to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays of Lent.


All Catholics who have celebrated their 18th birthday, and who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday, are required to consume only one full meal on Ash Wednesday and on Good Friday. Two smaller meals are also permitted on these days, but no food should be eaten in between meals.

Yellow Easter Memorial Envelopes

Yellow Easter memorial envelopes are available in the back of church and on the tables near the doorways in the church. Please consider a memorial for a deceased loved one by helping to provide the flowers for the Easter Season. A list of those remembered will be printed in the Easter booklet. The deadline for submitting names to be printed in the booklet is Friday, March 20. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Lenten Alms

In the back of church, you will find envelopes for your Lenten sacrificial giving. This year almsgiving at Gesu will include two designees: Alms for Haiti and Alms for All Saints/St. Martin de Porres Parishes.

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