Lenten Information

 click for PDF of schedule

All Saints' mobile app will have resources specifically for Lent. (Under "Prayers" you can follow along with Stations of the Cross.)

FORMED.org - books, movies, audio and more! Parish access allsaintsdunwoody.formed.org

How to Practice Lent series of videos from CRS Rice Bowl. Our PSR program collects money to donate to CRS Rice Bowl during Lent.


Monday-Thursday 6:55am, 9am, and 7pm
**There is no 5pm daily Mass during Lent. That time was added for Ash Wednesday only.

Friday 6:55am, 9am, and 6pm  (On Friday, the evening Mass is at 6pm, with Stations of the Cross following the Mass.)

(7am Masses begin at 6:55am during Lent to accommodate the extra Lenten homily)

Palms are Sacramentals – blessed objects that are sacred signs to remind us that Christ is always with us. Old palms should be burned or buried. There will be a box in the church to collect old palms.

Easter Vigil Celebration –  This 2-hour service begins at 8:30pm Holy Saturday with the Solemn Blessing of Fire and Lighting of the new Paschal Candle. After the Liturgy of the Word, we follow the ancient practice of the Church and celebrate Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

- Lenten Guidelines -

Lent is a season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. In order to see that our preparation for Easter has a communal, and not just an individual dimension, the Church gives us certain norms for a common Lenten observance.  The Lenten guidelines for the Archdiocese of Atlanta are as follows:
The following fasting and abstinence regulations are observed throughout Lent:

  • Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday (March 1), Good Friday (April 14) and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.

  • Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 years of age.  Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal.  Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.

  • Those who are sick, pregnant, or nursing, or whose health would be adversely affected by fasting or abstinence should not consider themselves bound by these norms.

  • During the season of Lent, we are all called to embrace penances and to perform works of charity that reflect our desire for conversion of heart.  Let us all pray fervently for those Catechumens and Candidates who will celebrate the Easter Sacraments with us this year.  May this Lent lead us all to a deeper union in Christ and with one another.

 The Church's official position on penance and abstinence from meat during Lent

Catholics between the ages of 18 & 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday & Good Friday.  In addition, all Catholics 14 years old & older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent.

Fasting as explained by the U.S. bishops means partaking of only one full meal. Some food (not equaling another full meal) is permitted at breakfast and around midday or in the evening—depending on when a person chooses to eat the main or full meal.

Abstinence forbids eating meat, but not of eggs, milk products or condiments made of animal fat.

Each year in publishing the Lenten penance requirements, the U.S. bishops quote the teaching of the Holy Father concerning the seriousness of observing these days of penance. The obligation to do penance is a serious one; the obligation to observe, as a whole or "substantially," the days of penance is also serious.

But no one should be scrupulous in this regard; failure to observe individual days of penance is not considered serious. Moral theologians remind us that some people are excused from fasting and/or abstinence because of sickness or other reasons.

In his "Apostolic Constitution on Penance," Pope Paul VI did more than simply reorganize Church law concerning fast and abstinence. He reminded us of the divine law that each of us in our own way do penance. We must all turn from sin and make reparation to God for our sins. We must forgive and show love for one another just as we ask for God's love and forgiveness.

The Code of Canon Law and our bishops remind us of other works and means of doing penance: prayer, acts of self-denial, almsgiving and works of personal charity. Attending Mass daily or several times a week, praying the rosary, making the way of the cross, attending the parish evening prayer service, teaching the illiterate to read, reading to the blind, helping at a soup kitchen, visiting the sick and shut-ins and giving an overworked mother a break by baby-sitting—all of these can be even more meaningful and demanding than simply abstaining from meat on Friday.


PALM SUNDAY, March 25:
Mass times 6:55AM, 9:00AM and 7PM

Monday, March 26:
Mass times 6:55AM, 9:00AM and 7PM. Confessions after all Masses until heard.

Tuesday, March 27:
Mass times 6:55AM only. Chrism Mass at Cathedral of Christ the King the rest of the day.

Wednesday, March 28:
Mass times 6:55AM, 9:00AM and 7PM. Confessions after all Masses until heard.

Mass times 7:00PM Mass of the Lord's Supper. Blessed Sacrament in Repository in Social Hall until 10:30PM.

GOOD FRIDAY, March 30, Passion of the Lord:

Blessed Sacrament in Repository, 10:00AM-11:55AM
Seven last words of Christ Noon-2:30PM
Stations of the Cross, 3:00PM
Liturgy of the Passion / Death of Our Lord, 7:00PM

HOLY SATURDAY, March 31 - No Confessions; No 5PM Vigil Mass

Blessing of the Food Baskets, 10:00AM
Easter Vigil Mass, 8:00PM. This is a 2-hour Eucharistic Liturgy, which starts outside and includes Lighting of New Fire, the Blessing of the Paschal Candle, Blessing of Holy Water & the Baptism / Reception of Candidates, Confirmation & First Eucharist for those being received into the church.


7:00AM Outside Church Weather permitting
8:45AM Gym
8:45AM Church
10:30AM Gym
10:30AM Church
12:15AM Church