Lent and Easter at Cathedral

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Cathedral,

Last year before Lent I asked you to consider giving up an hour a day of your electronic devices. Little did we know that we would be giving up almost all of our social events including coming to Mass because of Covid19!!

What a year this has been. Maybe the blessing of the pandemic has been the way that we have spent more time at home with our families. Hopefully there has been more time for prayer and reflection as well.

So what should we take up this Lent? Maybe we can finally lessen our time on our devices including TV. Maybe we could take up the book we handed out at Christmas and read about prayer. Maybe it’s time to sit before the Blessed Sacrament and let our loving God speak to us.

The biggest challenge I want to hold out to you is this: is it time to come back to Mass? I respect people’s feelings who have some underlying health conditions and are not ready to do that yet. But what about the rest of you? Many of our parishioners have been in church every weekend since April. Maybe it is time for you to come back as well.

Please pray about this issue. If not a Sunday Mass, perhaps you could come to one of our weekday Masses. The Eucharist is waiting for you. Livestream is great, but you cannot receive Holy Communion over the airwaves.

Lent can be a powerful experience for us. It all depends on how much effort we put into it. After a year of Covid19 let’s make this our best lent ever. It is up to us. The Lord is waiting to see!?

    Blessings to you, Fr. Michael Grewe, Saint Cecilia Cathedral Pastor

Ash Wednesday

February 17

Holy Mass 7:00 am, 11:15 am, and 7:00 pm.

Holy Mass

Join us!

Sundays 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 5:30 pm
Weekdays 7:00 am and 11:15 am
Saturdays 7:30 am and 5:30 pm

Confessions

Prepare for Easter

Weekdays 7:30 to 8:00 am
Saturdays 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Tuesday of Holy Week 6:00 to 7:00 pm [March 30]
Good Friday 12:45 pm (after Stations of the Cross) [April 2
Holy Saturday 4:00 to 5:00 pm [April 3]

Men’s Spirituality

Gaining Strength and Courage

Mondays 7:00 pm
Croisé Men’s Holy Hour in the Cathedral

Stations of the Cross

Via Dolorosa

Fridays 6:00 pm [February 19 to March 26]
Good Friday Noon [April 2]

Lent, Holy Week, and Easter Music

Join us as we worship through word and music!

Under the direction of Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer and Michael Emmerich, our Cathedral choirs and musicians add an inspiriting element to our liturgies and Masses.

Palm Sunday

March 28

Holy Mass 7:30 am, 11:30 am, 5:30 pm
9:30 am with Archbishop Lucas

Holy Thursday

April 1

Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00 pm with Archbishop Lucas

Good Friday

April 2

Stations of the Cross Noon
Confessions 12:45 pm (after Stations of the Cross)
Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion 7:00 pm with Archbishop Lucas

Easter Vigil Mass

April 3

8:00 pm with Archbishop Lucas

Easter Sunday

April 4

Holy Mass 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 5:30 pm