Posted by adminmpb

“If we have died with him we shall also live with him”
(2Tim. 2:11)

Chrism Mass at St. James Cathedral  
Wednesday, April 17th 6:30 PM
The Mass will be live streamed via Facebook Live ( and

TriduumWhat is the Triduum? The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery.

The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.

The liturgical celebrations that take place during the Triduum are:

Mass of the Lord’s Supper- Holy Thursday
April 18th, 7:00 PM
(no 9:15 am Mass| no Reconciliation)

The Passion of the Lord and Veneration of the Cross-
Good Friday,
April 19th
, 7:00 PM

Blessing of the Easter Foods – Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 20th,  12:00 Noon 

Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord- EASTER
Saturday Vigil Mass – April 20th, 8:00 PM
Sunday Mass – April 21st 6:00 AM Sunrise Mass in the Courtyard
8AM, 10AM, 12PM (Spanish) (No 5:30 PM Mass today)

Want to know why Catholics wave palms on Palm Sunday; wash each other’s feet on Holy Thursday; or kiss the cross on Good Friday? Look no further than’s® two-minute video that describes the final week of Lent we spend preparing for Easter.

 Resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

  • The Sacrament of Penance — Go to Confession during this Lent and experience the gift of God’s boundless mercy.

  • Lectio Divina for Lent — Mediate on God’s Word with Lectio Divina guides for the Sundays of Lent that focus on themes of the Jubilee of Mercy and can be used by individuals or in group settings.

What is Lent?

Lent, Fasting, & Abstinence

Fasting is to be observed by all 18 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient o 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 juices, are allowed.

Abstinence is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence, no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. All the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.     Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for baptism or of renewal of baptism at Easter.

Usccb Lent 2015

Click on the image to learn more about Lent from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.