LENT: Pray, Fast, Almsgiving!


LENTEN OPPORTUNITY:

EVERY FRIDAY, THERE WILL BE AN HOUR OF ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT FROM 6:30 - 7:30 PM FOLLOWED BY THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS


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Dear Friends of Saint Francis,           

Almost one year has passed with the Covid-19 pandemic. It has almost become as our usual way of life. However, with the approach of Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 17th it does us well to remind ourselves of the normalcy to which we all aspire. The discipline of Lent with its liturgical and other prayerful exercises such as confessions, stations of the cross, etc. encourages us to practice our usual prayerfulness and sacrifices like always, and to do even more.

During this pandemic we could have easily fallen into a self-centeredness as if this suffering should not be imposed on us. Whatever the cause, it is an opportunity to express more generosity in our lives by our concern for others especially those more affected. Our sacrifices prayerful and otherwise during the holy, penitential season of Lent open the door for us to merit the graces and forgiveness of almighty God.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is of course the greatest prayer. Reception of the Holy Eucharist is our lifeline to eternal life with the Lord. The Sacrament of Penance disposes our souls to worthiness.  Thank God for Lent! By prayer, sacrifice and almsgiving we have an opportunity shake off our old ways and to begin anew with a fresh start.

I’m grateful to the Lord that our Cathedral Parish has the luxury of 24/7/365 live internet streaming. So many people are unable to come to Mass and other services. For so many of our dear children it is their only opportunity for worship. Parents, please pray with them each Sunday or weekday. Masses are still at the usual time, and although you cannot receive the physical Eucharist, a meaningful spiritual Communion still unites us to the Lord. May our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Saint Francis of Assisi intercede for you to be blessed and holy.

Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Zamorski
Rector

 

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Mass Schedule
 

Sunday:                 7:30 am
                              9:00 am
                            10:30 am
                            12:00 pm


Saturday:
Daily                       8:00 am
Vigil Mass                5:00 pm


Monday - Friday:   7:00 am
                              8:00 am
                            12:10 pm

Holy Days:
Vigil - See Bulletin    
Holy Day:                 7:00 am
                               8:00 am
                             12:10 pm
                               7:00 pm


Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday:             1:00 - 2:00 pm

Eucharistic Adoration
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The Lady Chapel is closed until
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