Lent 2024

St. Joseph  & St. Patrick Parishes Lent 2024 Schedule

Dear Friends,


We are entering into the Holy Season of Lent in preparation for the celebration for the Lord’s Paschal Mystery, His Passion, Death, and Resurrection at Easter.  I hope that you and your family will find this page useful.  On it you will find many opportunities for your spiritual growth - evening Mass, Stations of the Cross, confession schedules, special celebrations and of course KC. Fish Fries.


We have before us seven weeks to turn away from sin and to be faithful to the Gospel.  By means of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving we witness the Lord’s call to holiness.  The church gives us the following Lenten regulations: all Catholics between the ages of 14-59 are required to observe the guidelines of fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  We are encouraged to keep the fast of Good Friday up to the beginning of the Easter Vigil on Saturday at 8 p.m. Fasting means having only one full meal without meat to maintain one’s strength.  Two smaller, meatless and penitential meals are permitted according to one’s needs but  together they should not equal one full meal.  Eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.  Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat for those 14 years and older.


Let us pray that through the observance of Lent not only may our hearts be renewed, but our families and our parish as well.


In Christ’s peace,

Father Dooley



Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2024

St. Joe’s, Mass  12:10 p.m. 7:15pm

 St. Pat’s Mass 5:45 p.m.

 Sacred Triduum

(Holy Three Days)

 celebrated at

St. Joseph, Winterset


Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

March 28th 7:00 p.m.

Adoration till 10 pm


Good Friday

Veneration of the Cross

March 29th 7:00 p.m.


Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil

March 30th 8:00 p.m.

 Easter Sunday Masses

 March 31st

 St. Patrick  8:00 a.m.

St. Joseph  10:00 a.m.


Special Celebrations


Solemnity of the Annunciation: Monday,

           March 25th  Mass at St. Joe  9 a.m.


Chrism MassFriday March 22nd at 5 p.m.

           Cathedral of St. Ambrose, DSM     


Vespers (Evening Prayer)  Sun. at St Joe, 4 p.m.


Lenten Clothing Drive: Leave clothing in St. Joseph’s/St. Patrick’s Entryway


Food Pantry Drive: St. Joe’s Mar. 2nd & 3rd 


Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

 At St Joseph on Friday

Feb 16 & 23, Mar. 1, 8, 15, & 22

Serving 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Stations of the Cross  

At St. Joseph


Friday,   Feb.  16th      6:15 p.m. 

Friday,    Feb.  23rd    6:15 p.m. 

Friday,    Mar. 1st       6:15 p.m.

Friday,    Mar. 8th      6:15 p.m. 

Friday,    Mar   15th     6:15 p.m.

Friday     Mar.  22nd   6:15 p.m.


Stations of the Cross  

At St. Patrick


(Following Evening Mass)

Thursday,   Feb.  15th     6:15 p.m. 

Thursday,   Feb.  22nd   6:15 p.m. 

Thursday,   Feb   29th    6:15 p.m.

Thursday   Mar.   7th     6:15 p.m. 

Thursday,   Mar.  14th    6:15 p.m.

Thursday,   Mar.  21st     6:15 p.m.

Confession Schedule


Thursdays St. Pat’s  During Holy Hour 4:30 p.m.           Fridays St. Joe’s after Stations of the Cross              

Saturdays 3:30 p.m. before Mass at St. Joe’s

 Sundays 7:15 a.m. before Mass at St. Pat’s

        After most Masses, or by request


Eucharistic Adoration


Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s 

 Thursdays 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. St. Pat’s


Weekly Daily Mass Schedule


Tuesday Evening Mass

St. Joseph, 6:15 p.m.


Wednesday Morning Mass

St. Joseph, 8:00 a.m.


Thursday Evening Mass

St. Patrick,  5:45 p.m.


Friday Morning Mass

St. Joseph  8:00 a.m.


First Saturday Masses at St. Joseph

March 2nd at 9:00 a.m.