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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

Feb 17
2018
Saturday
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9:00 AM
Icon ClassesSaturdays, Feburary 17 and March 3, 10, 179:00AM—1:00PMPainting or writing an Icon is a prayerful meditative process.  The Basilica offers the opportunity to experience this during Lent...
Revolution of Love and Tenderness
Feb 18
2018
Sunday
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11:00 AM
Join us for the 5-part Lenten Series devoted to racial reconciliation.Imago Dei: Basilica Initiative on Racial ReconciliationImago Dei: Image of God What Does Being...
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Angel originally from College of Saint Benedict Chapel
Feb 20
2018
Tuesday
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9:15 AM
Feb 20
2018
Tuesday
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10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Mondays, starting February 12, 10:30-11:45amNOTE: Week#2 will move to Tuesday, February 20 due to The Basilica of Saint Mary's office being closed on Monday February 19 for Presidents' DayCatherine...
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Angel originally from College of Saint Benedict Chapel
Feb 22
2018
Thursday
at
9:15 AM
Lenten banners hung above sanctuary
Feb 23
2018
Friday
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6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Feb 23
2018
Friday
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7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
We celebrate the Stations of the Cross congregationally at 7:00pm in The Basilica on the Fridays of Lent.
Feb 23
2018
Friday
at
7:00 PM
Join us for Stations of the Cross in The Basilica Fridays in Lent.
Revolution of Love and Tenderness
Feb 25
2018
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
Join us for the Lenten Series devoted to racial reconciliation. Imago Dei: Basilica Initiative on Racial ReconciliationImago Dei: Image of God Catholic Charities and Racial...
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Feb 26
2018
Monday
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10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Mondays, starting February 12, 10:30-11:45amNOTE: Week#2 will move to Tuesday, February 20 due to The Basilica of Saint Mary's office being closed on Monday February 19 for Presidents' DayCatherine...
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