2021 CMAA Commitment Weekend: Bishop Hicks Homily – English
Lent & Easter Schedule
Saturday, March 20 in Reddick after the 5:30pm Mass
Tuesday, March 23 in South Wilmington after 6:30pm Mass
Wednesday, March 24 in Kinsman at 6pm
Thursday, April 1 –Holy Thursday 6pm in South Wilmington (All 3 parishes)
Friday, April 2 -Good Friday Service 3pm in Kinsman and 6pm in South Wilmington
Saturday, April 3- Holy Saturday 5:30pm in Reddick and 8:00pm in South Wilmington
Sunday, April 4-Easter Sunday 8:00am in Kinsman and 10:00am in South Wilmington
Stations of the Cross
We will not be having Stations of the Cross in person this year. We encourage people to pray Stations with their families at home. We have available pamphlets with meditations for your use at home.
The Lenten Season begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes when the Triduum Fast begins with the Church’s celebration of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday .
Fast and Abstinence Regulations
1. Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
2. Everyone 18 years of age and under 59 years of age is bound to fast and to abstain on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
3. On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
4. To disregard completely the law of fast and abstinence is seriously sinful.
5. Lent is the principal season of penance in the Christian year; all, in addition to following the Lenten regulations, are strongly urged to develop and follow a program of voluntary self-denial, serious prayer, and a performance of works of charity and mercy.
Mobile Food Pantries are scheduled at 4pm (Until the Food Runs Out) at the Church Parking Lot. 135 Rice Rd., South Wilmington. Participants are asked to remain in their vehicles and food will be distributed in a drive thru method during COVID-19. Thank you!
Monday, March 15
Monday, April 19
Monday, May 17
Safety Rules for Attending Mass –These rules are established by the Diocese of Joliet according to the state guidelines.
- The most important rule –Use a personal mask and keep the social distance of 6 feet.
- When arriving to the Church –Greeters will dispense hand sanitizer into everyone’s hands.
- Ushers will lead you to your place in the pew. (Sorry if this is not your usual place, we are not using every pew).
- Donations/Offerings can be dropped into the basket on your way into the Church.
- Before Communion – Ushers will dispense liquid hand sanitizer by coming to the front of your pew. Ushers will dismiss 1 pew at a time for Communion.
- Please remain in your pews after Mass. Our Ushers will dismiss by pews.
- At this time we will not be singing.
Until we are able to resume normal functions we ask you to support our parishes by either mailing your Sunday envelopes and donations to us at PO Box 190, South Wilmington, IL 60474 OR placing them in our drop box at the parish office door at 165 Rice Street, South Wilmington.
If you would like to use on-line giving, the Diocese has created a universal offertory program for all parishes. Your gift will be sent directly to the parish you have indicated.
For the latest updates and list of Live-Stream Masses in the Diocese of Joliet, click here.
Father Burke Masters, Secretariat for Christian Formation: Prayer Schedule
Father Borello, Diocese of Joliet, Vocations Director is offering mass on Facebook here
St. Lawrence of South Wilmington Parish united to the Diocese of Joliet and the universal Catholic Church, commits itself to serve the spiritual needs of the parish and surrounding community. Praising God, we strive, as disciples, to continue our quest for renewal and ever-greater faith. We are committed to growth in our worship, our faith formation and in our outreach to support and nurture each other and those in need.