The Cathedral Parish will be having the beautiful 40 Hours Devotion for Lent from Sunday 21 March – Wednesday 24 March. The Blessed Sacrament will be enthroned in the monstrance on the main altar for adoration for 40 hours. Turn to Our Eucharistic Lord and lift up our concerns and the concerns of our nation and world to the Risen Christ. 35 official adorers are needed but many more may sign up or attend. At least one person must be present when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for adoration in the monstrance. Please prayerfully consider making the 40 Hours Devotion
Click here to View our Catholic Family Guide for a Holy Lent & Year of St. Joseph On Ash Wednesday, 26 February we once again begin the penitential season of Lent with the imposition of ashes on our foreheads as a stark reminder of our mortality and need for on-going conversion. The Church invites us to embrace the traditional Lenten practices of prayer fasting and almsgiving to turn away from sin and selfishness and prepare our hearts for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Our Lord’s saving passion, death and resurrection. Ash Wednesday 17 February Mass & Imposition
Click here to Download the St. Joseph Devotion Booklet On 8 December 2020, Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde declared a Year of St. Joseph that will run from 8 December 2020-8 December 2021. The Apostolic Penitentiary has proclaimed special plenary indulgences for the year. In order to obtain a plenary indulgence, the usual conditions are required: performance of said work (of the several listed below), sacramental Confession, reception of Holy Communion, prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father. The soul should be detached of any sin. It is best to receive Communion and pray for the
Candlemas – Feast of Presentation of the Lord is celebrated on Tuesday 2 February 2021. Mass will be at at 12pm. Candlemas is a solemnity celebrating Jesus’ presentation at the temple. It is one of the oldest feasts and has been celebrated since the 4th century. It is customary to bless candles on this day for use in the church and home. Candles are available to purchase in advance to be blessed at Candlemas. Please submit $5 offering in the offertory basket including your name and request for Candlemas candles. They come in sets of two. The deadline for payment
9 Days for Life Novena 21-29 January 2021 9 Days for Life is a multi-faceted novena for the respect and protection of human life. Each day, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information. Click here to sign up for notifications and information. 2021 March for Life will be Virtual Click here sign up for access to the livestream of the event. 22 January is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Click here to find specific rosary intentions for the day. Additional Resources: More resources may
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a new COVID-19 vaccine educational resource: Answers to Key Ethical Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines. The purpose of the document is to provide concise answers to the most frequently asked ethical questions about COVID-19 vaccines and to provide additional resources for further study. It is intended for wide distribution to people in the pews and beyond. In addition, the USCCB now has a page on its website dedicated to providing Moral Guidance on Vaccines. This link is included, with others, at the end of the Q&A.