Holy Week Schedule 2012
Good Friday - the Passion of the Lord
Please note that, as indicated in the Roman Missal, Third Edition, the celebration of The Passion of the Lord will take place at 3:00 pm on Good Friday, April 6th.
Stations of the Cross
Walk the road to Calvary with Christ through the Stations of the Cross, each Friday of Lent at 4:30 pm.
Sacrament of Penance
“Turn from Sin and be Faithful to the Gospel.” We hear these words when we are marked with the cross of Christ on Ash Wednesday. Take time this Lent to experience God’s forgiveness through the Sacrament of Penance, offered for two hours each day, Monday through Saturday, at the Cathedral. An extra confessor will be available from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm on the Fridays of Lent.
|15-Minute Talks for Lent - On the Wednesdays of Lent, at 12:30 pm, following the mid-day Mass, the Cathedral will present brief talks on facets of our Lenten preparation. All are invited to attend these presentations in the Mary Chapel of the Cathedral. The talks will be approx. 15 minutes followed, by some time for questions.
Listen to mp3s of the talks here.
||Mar. 7: Prayer: Strengthing the Bond Between the Creator and Created
||Mar. 14: Fasting: Surrendering Attachments
||Mar. 21: Almsgiving: In Giving We Receive
||Mar. 28: Confession: A Sacrament of Healing
||Apr. 4: These Holy Days: Reflections on the Sacred Triduum
Spend time in prayer in the presence of Jesus. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is offered every Thursday afternoon from 12:30 pm until Vespers at 4:30 pm.
Lenten Sacrifice: Time to give up plastic bags or incandescent bulbs?
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- As Lent begins with Ash Wednesday March 9, Dan Misleh wants to remind Catholics that it is not just about giving up chocolate or ice cream for 40 days.
Instead, the executive director of the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change would like to see Catholic families and individuals make some permanent sacrificial changes that will also contribute to a more sustainable and more just world. Read more.
40 Days for Life
What better time than Lent to turn our hearts to God by forming new life-giving habits and abandoning those that lead us away from His love? The life-saving mission of 40 Days for Life is to bring together the body of Christ through a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful public witness with the ultimate purpose of turning hearts and minds to God and from a culture of death to a culture of life. Details here.
|The Rice Bowl Project in support of Catholic Relief Services.
Boxes will be available in the East 9th St. vestibule book-rack. Your offerings enrich and support our brothers and sisters around the world who are living in hunger and poverty. Rice Bowls are due on Palm Sunday.
Fast & Abstinence
Ash Wednesday, 22 Feb. 2012, and Good Friday, 6 April 2012, are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is limited to a single full meal. (One full meal, and two smaller meals which do not add up to the full meal. No foods between meals.) With regard to Good Friday, the teaching of the Second Vatican Council should be recalled. “Let the paschal fast be kept sacred. Let it be celebrated everywhere on Good Friday and, where possible, prolonged throughout Holy Saturday, so that the joys of the Sunday of the Resurrection may be attained with uplifted and clear mind.” (Constitution on the Liturgy, No. 110).