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Michael Jensen

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

Callot etching
Feb 1 to Apr 28
2019
Friday
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(All day)
Ecce Homo: Behold the ManExhibition on loan from the Sandra Bowden CollectionThrough April 28This exhibition includes images from the early 17th century to contemporary works, designed to place the...
Angel originally from College of Saint Benedict Chapel
Apr 20
2019
Saturday
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9:15 AM
Morning Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls located directly behind the high altar.
Angel originally from College of Saint Benedict Chapel
Apr 20
2019
Saturday
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12:15 PM
Holy Week Noon Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls located directly behind the high altar.
Apr 20
2019
Saturday
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7:00 PM
Apr 21
2019
Sunday
at
7:00 AM
7:30am Mass time is changed to 7:00am for Easter Sunday.
Apr 21
2019
Sunday
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12:00 PM
The 11:30 Mass time is moved to Noon for Easter Sunday.