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Lent

Celebrating the Paschal Mystery

The Paschal Cycle comprises three distinct periods: 

  1. Lent, which is the time of preparation
  2. Holy week with the Sacred Triduum
  3. Easter Tide which is a time of great celebration ending with Pentecost

During Lent we focus on:

  1. the celebration of the mystery of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
  2. and our incorporation in this mystery by virtue of our baptism.

For a complete list of Lenten offerings including liturgies, learning and outreach opportunities, visit our Events Calendar and check the box for "Lent" in the filter.

Lenten Liturgies

In addition to the regularly scheduled celebration of the Eucharist on Sundays and weekdays the liturgical schedule during Lent comprises:

  • Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent. We have the Imposition of the Ashes at all Masses as a reminder that we are to repent and model our lives after that of Jesus.
    • 7:00am: Eucharist and imposition of Ashes
    • Noon:     Eucharist and imposition of Ashes
    • 5:30pm: Eucharist and imposition of Ashes
    • 6:30pm: Soup Supper in Teresa of Calcutta Hall
    • 7:30pm: Eucharist and imposition of Ashes
  • Morning Prayer on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Evening Prayer on Sunday 
  • Stations of the Cross Fridays of Lent
  • Taizé prayer with the opportunity for individual celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

 

Upcoming Events

Crucifix
Mar 4
2019
Monday
at
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
MONDAYS, MARCH 4 - APRIL 1510:30AM-12:00PMSAINTS AMBROSE/TERESA ROOM, GROUND LEVELAre you looking for something special to help your knowledge of Scripture and your spirituality during Lent?  Are you...
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Lenten banners hung above sanctuary
Mar 6
2019
Wednesday
at
7:00 AM
Mass with the distribution of ashes will take place in The Basilica.
Lenten banners hung above sanctuary
Mar 6
2019
Wednesday
at
12:00 PM
Mass with the distribution of ashes will take place in The Basilica.
Lenten banners hung above sanctuary
Mar 6
2019
Wednesday
at
5:30 PM
Mass with the distribution of ashes will take place in The Basililca.
Mar 6
2019
Wednesday
at
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Join us for a free community Soup Supper. All are welcome, a free will donation will be taken.
Lenten banners hung above sanctuary
Mar 6
2019
Wednesday
at
7:30 PM
Mass with the distribution of ashes will take place in The Basilica.
Lenten banners hung above sanctuary
Mar 8
2019
Friday
at
6:00 PM
Mass will will be celebrated in the Saint Joseph Chapel, ground level.
Mar 8
2019
Friday
at
7:00 PM
Stations of the Cross are celebrated in The Basilica.
Lenten banners hung above sanctuary
Mar 10
2019
Sunday
at
3:00 PM
Evening Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls located directly behind the high altar.
Crucifix
Mar 11
2019
Monday
at
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
MONDAYS, MARCH 4 - APRIL 1510:30AM-12:00PMSAINTS AMBROSE/TERESA ROOM, GROUND LEVELAre you looking for something special to help your knowledge of Scripture and your spirituality during Lent?  Are you...
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