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May is the Month of Mary

May 9, 2019
09 May 2019

 

To the Blessed Virgin Mary for May

O most august and blessed Virgin Mary! Holy Mother of God! Glorious Queen of heaven and earth! Powerful protectress of those who love thee, and unfailing advocate of all who invoke thee! Look down, I beseech thee, from thy throne of glory on thy devoted child; accept the solemn offering I present thee of this month, specially dedicated to thee, and receive my ardent, humble desire, that by my love and fervor I could worthily honor thee, who, next to God, art deserving of all honor. Receive me, O Mother of Mercy, among thy best beloved children; extend to me thy maternal tenderness and solicitude; obtain for me a place in the Heart of Jesus, and a special share in the gifts of His grace. O deign, I beseech thee, to recognize my claims on thy protection, to watch over my spiritual and temporal interests, as well as those of all who are dear to me; to infuse into my soul the spirit of Christ, and to teach me thyself to become meek, humble, charitable, patient, and submissive to the will of God.

May my heart burn with the love of thy Divine Son, and of thee, His blessed Mother, not for a month alone, but for time and eternity; may I thirst for the promotion of His honor and thine, and contribute, as far as I can, to its extension. Receive me, O Mary, the refuge of sinners! Grant me a Mother’s blessing and a Mother’s care, now, and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Click Here to download the Rite of Crowning in a PDF to Crown Mary at home!

Special Mothers Day Collection

May 8, 2019
08 May 2019

A Happy Mothers’ Day to all our parish moms and their families!

Please note that there is a special collection for Catholic Charities this weekend. You can view the video below to learn more about this special outreach and how you can support it.

Holy Week & Easter Schedule 2019

March 22, 2019
22 Mar 2019

holyweekblendHoly Week Schedule 2019

 

Palm Sunday, 14 April

Vigil Mass, Saturday 13 April 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 with Cathedral Choir

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

Lenten Festival & Mardi Gras 2019 Thank you!

March 4, 2019
04 Mar 2019

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, brought delicious dishes and special thanks to the CCS Band for making our 2019 Mardi Gras event a great success!

 

 

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