Wednesday, March 5th, is Ash Wednesday, which begins the holy season of Lent. The blessed ashes imposed on our foreheads remind us of our mortality and our dependence on the Paschal Mystery of Our Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection to experience His new life of grace. Lent is a time of penance, almsgiving and fasting. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. All the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat in remembrance of the Lord’s death. Here are some Latin Mass Community events:
Ash Wednesday Latin Masses: 9:00 AM, and 7:00 PM (Distribution of Ashes takes place BEFORE the Mass in the extraordinary form).
Stations of the Cross: Every Friday evening at 6:30 PM, followed by Mass at 7:00 PM. On the Fridays of Lent there will not be a 9:00 AM Mass.
First Fridays: March 7 and April 4, 2014: Stations at 6:30 PM, Mass at 7:00 PM, followed by exposition, Sacred Heart Litany and Reparation and Consecration Prayers, Confession, silent adoration, benediction and reposition of the Blessed Sacrament, as usual.
First Saturdays: March 8 and April 5, 2014, Mass at 9:00 AM, followed by prayers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as usual.
First Sundays: March 9 and April 6, 2014, as usual, after the 11:00 AM Mass the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration until 4:00 PM when there will be prayers, benediction and reposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Please come to adore the Lord throughout that time.
First Confessions: For the Latin Mass Community on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 10:30 AM (Please let these children go first)
Confessions: Before the Sunday Masses until the Sanctus. Tuesday evenings before the 7:00 PM Mass until 6:45 PM. In response to our Bishop’s Evangelization summons, “The Light Is Still On For You”, we will join every diocesan church and have confessions on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, after the 6:00 PM Mass until 9:00 PM, at St. Boniface Church.
LATIN HOLY WEEK EVENTS
Palm Sunday: April 13, 2014 – Palms blessed & distributed at all Masses. Procession at the 11:30 AM Mass (NOTE: Mass begins at 11:30 AM)
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week: MASS WILL BE AT 7:00 PM only on each of these days.
Holy Thursday: April 17th – Chrism Mass at St. Paul Cathedral at 10:00 AM Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:00 PM
Church opened for visitation from 8:30 PM – Midnight
Good Friday: April 18th – Stations at Noon
Sermon on our devotion to the Passion at 1:00 PM and confessions
Good Friday Liturgy of the Passion 1:30 PM
There will be NO EVENING SERVICES on Good Friday.
Solemn Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 19th, Initial ceremonies begin at 10:00 PM, with Holy Mass following.
Easter Sunday: April 20th, Easter Mass will be at 11:30 AM (Note the change of time for Easter Sunday only).
There will be no 8:00 AM Mass or Confessions on Easter Sunday morning.