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2018 Lenten Schedule

ASH WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 14

Masses will be celebrated at 6:45 am, 8:15 am, 12:05 pm and 6:00 pm. Bishop Zubik will be presiding at the 6pm Mass. Ashes will be distributed during all Masses.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Stations of the Cross will be celebrated on the Wednesdays during Lent following the 12:05 pm Mass – February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Stations of the Cross, along with Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, will take place, every Friday evening in Lent at 7:00 pm – February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16 and 23.

The Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 28, March 14,  with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and confessions from 7:00—7:30 pm.  Novena prayers and Benediction at 7:30 pm.  Please note that there will be no Novena on March 21, 28, and April 4.  The Novena will resume on April 11.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated at the Cathedral every Wednesday at

7:00 pm, every Friday at 12:45 pm and every Saturday at 12:45 pm and at 7:00 pm.

On Wednesday, March 21, priests will be available to hear confessions in the Church from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. There will be confessions in every Church of the Diocese on that evening from 6:00—9:00 pm as part of the Diocesan effort called The Light is on for You.

Holy Week Confessions:

            Monday of Holy Week, March 26  at 12:45 pm

            Tuesday of Holy Week, March 27, at 12:45 pm

              Wednesday of Holy Week, March 28, NO CONFESSIONS

            Holy Thursday, March 29,  NO CONFESSIONS

            Good Friday, March 30, following the 1:30pm Service around 3:30pm

            Holy Saturday, March 31, NO CONFESSIONS

LENTEN REGULATIONS FOR ALL CATHOLICS

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence (no meat).

The Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence (no meat).

The obligation of abstinence (refraining from eating meat) begins at age 14.

The law of fasting (limiting oneself to one full meal and two lighter meals) is obligatory for people between the ages of 18 and 59, but is encouraged for all who can do so without causing harm.  No one should consider this obligation lightly.

All the faithful, children and adults alike, are encouraged to do acts of penance and charity during the Lenten season.  This includes “giving something up” as part of the sacrificial nature of Lent and increasing prayers and works of charity as well.

HOLY WEEK MASS AND SERVICE SCHEDULE

PALM SUNDAY ANTICIPATED MASS – SATURDAY, MARCH 24

6:00 pm Anticipated Mass – Bishop Zubik will be presiding.

PALM SUNDAY – SUNDAY, MARCH 25

Masses – 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm

MONDAY, MARCH 26

Masses – 6:45 am, 8:15 am and 12:05 pm

12:45 pm – Confessions

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

Masses – 6:45 am, 8:15 am and 12:05 pm

12:45 pm – Confessions

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

Masses – 6:45 am, 8:15 am and 12:05 pm

12:45 pm – Stations of the Cross

No Confessions

THERE WILL BE NO NOVENA THIS EVENING!

HOLY THURSDAY – THURSDAY, MARCH 29

NO DAILY MASSES

10:00 am – Chrism Mass

7:00 pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Bishop Zubik will be presiding

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with

Private Adoration until Midnight

GOOD FRIDAY – FRIDAY, MARCH 30

12:00 pm – Service of the Seven Last Words

1:30 pm – Good Friday Liturgy – Bishop Zubik will be presiding

3:00pm – Confessions

7:00 pm – Ecumenical Tenebrae – Bishop Zubik will be presiding

HOLY SATURDAY – SATURDAY, MARCH 31  

12:00 pm – Blessing of Easter Food with Bishop Zubik

NO CONFESSIONS

8:30 pm – Easter Vigil – Bishop Zubik will be presiding

NOTE: There will be NO 6:00 pm EVENING MASS on HOLY SATURDAY.

EASTER SUNDAY – SUNDAY, APRIL 1

Masses – 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm

2:00 pm – Easter Blessing of Families – Bishop Zubik will be presiding

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  • Weekly Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help – The Eucharist is exposed on the altar at 7:00pm and confessions are heard from 7-7:30pm. The novena prayers and benediction begin at about 7:30pm until about 8:00pm. Please consider attending and bringing your needs and prayers to the attention of the Blessed Mother who always hears our prayers and desires to lead us to the loving heart of her son, Jesus Christ.
  • Our monthly afternoon of Eucharistic Adoration is held on the last Sunday of each month, we expose the Blessed Sacrament at the close of the 12:00 Noon Mass and have adoration from 1 pm until 5 pm.  Solemn Vespers with the Cathedral Schola and Benediction take place at 5 pm.  I encourage you to stop in and pray before the Blessed Sacrament.  There are great fruits that come to all who make a vigil of prayer in the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.  It is important that our children and young people learn the importance of this prayer and engage in devotion to the Holy Eucharist.  Please join us for prayer and worship.