Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church
Milltown, New Jersey


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The following are the days of fast and abstinence that are to be observed by all Catholics of the Diocese of Metuchen who enjoy the blessings of good health:

  •  The days of fast and abstinence are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

  •  All other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.

  •  From the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday until the celebration of the Easter Vigil on the evening of Holy Saturday, the Easter fast should be observed so that, with uplifted and welcoming hearts, we may be ready to celebrate the joys of the Resurrection.




  •  The obligation to fast applies only to Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59. To fast means to limit oneself to one full meal during the day so as to experience hunger.

  • The obligation of abstinence affects all Catholics who have reached the age of 14. Abstinence means to abstain from meat and all meat products.


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Lenten Schedule

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 21st

Ashes will be distributed during the 7am, 12:10 & 7pm Masses
 and at services at 9am and 4:30pm

Daily Mass
In addition to the 7pm Mass on Monday and the 7am Mass, Tuesday through Friday, Mass will be celebrated at 12:10pm Monday - Friday.

Saturdays at 11:30am and after the 7pm Mass (Saturday)


Picture courtesy of Ann Marie Simons

Stations of the Cross
Children's Stations of the Cross - Friday's at 1pm
(Except for Friday, March 2nd - stations will follow after the 9am Mass)
Friday evenings at 7:00

The Stations of the Cross performed by Our Lady of Lourdes School's
 6th, 7th & 8th grade students

Tuesday, March 27th @ 12:30pm in the school auditorium

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday
Fr. Charlie Krieg to speak at all the Masses

7 pm Mass & Miraculous Medal Novena
recitation of the Rosary
With Fr. Krieg as our guest
click here to see pictures

Lenten Reflection by Fr. Krieg &
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Fr. Krieg's Lenten Reflection &
Sacrament of Reconciliation

Artwork by Del Parson

Holy Thursday
Mass of the Last Supper at 7pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
after Mass until 11 pm

St. Benedict's Abbey

Good Friday
Liturgy of Passion & Death at 3pm
(Annual collection for the Holy Land)
Stations of the Cross at 7pm

Holy Saturday
Food blessing in the church at 1pm
Easter Vigil at 7:30pm

Artwork by Del Parson

Easter Sunday
Masses at
7:30, 9:00, 10:30am & 12:00pm