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Lenten Resources 2019

March 3, 2019
03 Mar 2019

On Ash Wednesday, 6 March 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.

Holy Week Schedule 2019

Palm Sunday 14 April

Vigil Mass, Saturday 13 April at 5:30 pm

Family Mass 9:00 am

Solemn Mass at 11:15 am with

Procession with Palms

Evening Mass 6:00 pm

Tuesday of Holy Week 16 April

Chrism Mass 11:00 am

 

The Sacred Triduum

Holy Thursday 18 April

Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 pm

Church open for prayer before

Altar of Repose until 11 pm

 

Good Friday 19 April

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3:00 pm

Holy Saturday 20 April

The Easter Vigil with Bishop Guglielmone 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday 21 April

Easter Mass 7:00 am

Easter Mass 9:00 am

Solemn Mass 11:30 am

Please note: there will be no 6:00 pm Mass on Easter Sunday

 

 

Confession Times during Lent

Saturdays 4:00p-5:00p (except 16 March)

Wednesdays 12:45 pm

Wednesdays 7:00 pm on the following dates:

27 March

3 April

10 April

17 April

 

 

Click this link for an Examination of Conscience & Act of Contrition.

An Examination of Conscience Booklet is also available to pick up in the Cathedral.

 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is Wednesdays of Lent (except Ash Wednesday) from 12:45-8 pm

Evening Prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is Wednesdays of Lent (except Ash Wednesday) at 7:50 pm

 

 

Lenten Observances of Fasting and Abstinence

Fast: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast.

On days of fast, one full meal is allowed. Two lesser meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. Catholics who have completed their 18th year are bound by this law until the beginning of their 60th year.

Abstinence: Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence. On days of abstinence, meats should not be taken at any meal. The law of abstinence binds all Catholics who have completed their 14th year.

Ash Wednesday begins the time year for the solemn observance of the great central act of history, the redemption of the human race by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The beginning of the forty days of penance is marked with the symbol of ashes which is used in today’s liturgy. The use of ashes is a survival from an ancient rite according to which converted sinners submitted themselves to canonical penance. The Alleluia and the Gloria are suppressed until Easter. “The putting on ashes symbolizes fragility and mortality, and the need to be redeemed by the mercy of God. Far from being a merely external act, the Church has retained the use of ashes to symbolize that attitude of internal penance to which all the baptized are called during Lent”. — Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy

#1 of the Seven Habits to Holiness – the Morning Offering:

morning offering

 

 

Plan your Lent with this helpful worksheet:

Lent Worksheet

 

 

Other helpful resources to help you have a holy Lenten Season:

Dynamic Catholic Best Lent Ever sign up to receive emails each day of Lent

National Catholic Register: These 40 Days

Our Sunday Visitor: Lenten pdf

Our Sunday Visitor: Guide to Holy Week

9 Days for Life 14-22 January

January 10, 2019
10 Jan 2019

9 Days for Life is a multi-faceted novena for the respect and protection of every human life. Each day, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information.

Click here to download the novena!

You can also sign up for daily email and/or text messages, or download the free app. Visit here to sign up!

Oyster Roast 2019

December 27, 2018
27 Dec 2018

Cathedral Oyster Roast will be held on Saturday, 2 February 2019 6-9 pm

Tickets are $20 per person.

Oysters, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Charleston Red Beans

Beer, Wine, Tea & Lemonade

Tickets on sale in the Parish Office now and after all Masses!

 

Epiphany House Blessing

December 26, 2018
26 Dec 2018

 

On the Feast of the Epiphany, it is customary to bless your home for the year with chalk blessed during Mass.

Please be sure to pick up a piece of chalk after Mass on the weekend of 5/6 January 2019 and use the Rite below.

 

 

Epiphany House Blessing

 

Leader:            Peace be to this house.

All:      And to all who dwell herein.

Leader:            From the east came the Magi to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasures they offered precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol of His burial.

During the Magnificat, the room is sprinkled with holy water

All:      My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. For He hath regarded the humility of His handmaiden. For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy is His Name. And His Mercy is from generation unto generations upon them that fear Him. He hath shewed might in His arm, He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He hath sent empty away. He hath received Israel, His servant, being mindful of His mercy. As He spoke to our Fathers, Abraham and His seed forever.

After this is completed:

All:      From the east came the Magi to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasures they offered precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol of His burial.

Leader:            Our Father …And lead and lead us not into temptation,

All:      But deliver us from evil.

Leader:            All they from Saba shall come

All:      Bringing gold and frankincense.

Leader:            O Lord, hear my prayer.

All:      And let my cry come unto Thee.

Leader:            Let us pray. O God, who by the guidance of a star didst on this day manifest Thine only-begotten Son to the Gentiles, mercifully grant that we who know Thee by faith may also attain the vision of Thy glorious majesty. Through Christ our Lord.

All:      Amen.

Leader:            Be enlightened, be enlightened, O Jerusalem, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee– Jesus Christ born of the Virgin Mary.

All:      And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light and kings in the splendor of thy rising, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon thee.

Leader:            Let us pray. Bless, O Lord God almighty, this home, that in it there may be health, purity, the strength of victory, humility, goodness and mercy, the fulfillment of Thy law, the thanksgiving to God the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. And may this blessing remain upon this home and upon all who dwell herein. Through Christ our Lord.

All:      Amen

After the prayers of the blessing are recited, walk through the house and bless each room by sprinkling with holy water.

Take the blessed chalk and first write the initials of the three Wise Men, connected with Crosses, over the inside of your front door (on the lintel, if possible). Then write the year, breaking up the numbers and the year so that they fall on both sides of the initials. It should look like this, for ex.:

20  C+M+B  18

with the “20 “being the millennium and century, the “C” standing for the first Wise Man, Caspar, the “M” standing for Melchior, the “B” standing for Balthasar, and the “19” standing for the decade and year. It is also popularly believed that the Kings’ initials also stand for “Christus mansionem benedicat” (“Christ bless this house”).

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 1 January

December 26, 2018
26 Dec 2018

Mass Schedule:

Vigil Mass Monday, 31 December 2018 6:30 pm

Mass Tuesday, 1 January 2019 10:00 am

There will be NO 12:05 pm Mass Monday or Tuesday

 

Prayer in Honor of Mary, Mother of God

Hail, Mary, Mother of God, venerable treasure of the whole universe, lamp that is never extinguished, crown of virginity, support of the true faith, indestructible temple, dwelling of him whom no place can contain, O Mother and Virgin! Through you all the holy Gospels call blessed the one whom comes in the name of the Lord.
Hail, Mother of God. You enclosed under your heart the infinite God whom no space can contain. Through you the Most Holy Trinity is adored and glorified, the priceless cross is venerated throughout the universe. Through you the heavens rejoice, and the angels and archangels are filled with gladness. Through you the demons are banished, and the tempter fell from heaven. Through you the fallen human race is admitted to heaven.

Hail, Mother of God. Through you kings rule, and the only-begotten Son of God has become a star of light to those who were sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death.
Amen.

Dedication to Mary, Mother of God

O Mary, Mother of God and our mother,
we offer ourselves to your loving care.
Today we choose you as our mother, guide and friend.
May we always be faithful to you,
and desire, say and do only what is pleasing to you.
O most tender and loving mother,
we beg you through the goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ, your Divine Son,
to keep us especially dear to you
and to obtain for us the strength to lead a holy life,
a life of goodness, purity and love,
offered to God in thanksgiving and praise.
Be present with us at all times, O Blessed Virgin Mary,
and especially at the hour of our death.
Then Mary protect us from the Evil One, the enemy of our souls.
Guide us safely into the presence of Jesus, the Risen Lord,
so that we may, with you and all the saints,
share His life, happiness and love, forever.
Amen.