Parishioners are encouraged to anticipate the coming of Lent, Ash Wednesday, March 1st. The following are some of the spiritual activities which could help us as we journey through Lent together.
Ash Wednesday: Gather with the community for Mass at 12:10 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. and receive the Blessed Ashes.
Weekday Mass: During Lent Mass will be celebrated Monday through Friday at 12:10 p.m.
Eucharist: Gather with the community for Sunday Eucharist, and, when possible, the weekday Eucharist.
Stations of the Cross will be prayed each Friday in the Marian Chapel following 12:10 p.m. Mass.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Wednesdays after the 12:10 p.m. Mass for one hour in the Marian Chapel.
FORMS OF PENANCE: ABSTINENCE – FASTING – ALMSGIVING
During the winter months when there is a heavy snowfall, the east and west doors of the Basilica will be the first to be cleared. These entrances are to be used by all attending daily Mass. The main entrances will be cleared only after the east and west have been cleared. A reminder: When the schools in the City are closed because of inclement weather, the Mass for that day will be cancelled. Of course sometimes it does snow on the weekend. If in doubt about whether or not Mass is being celebrated, please tune in to the local radio stations and/or call the parish office at 754-2170.