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Wednesdays at the Cathedral: Feb. 24 Tips on how to have a Fruitful Lent

Wednesdays at the Cathedral: Feb. 24    Tips on how to have a Fruitful Lent

  Adults: On February 24, the Adult Education session will feature Father John Grant sharing tips on How to have a Fruitful Lent. Children: The Senior High Youth Group will continue to make preparations to lead Stations of the Cross as part of Wednesdays at the Cathedral on March 2. RCIA and Religious Education classes will continue. Dinner: Come early for a reasonably priced dinner for the whole family. … Read entire article »

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Fridays of Lent 2016

Fridays of Lent 2016

Holy Family has Mass at 7:00 a.m, 12:05 p.m. and 5:05 p.m. every Friday of Lent. Every Friday evening, the Cathedral will offer Mass at 5:05 p.m. a Holy Hour with Rosary, Benediction, and Stations of the Cross.   At 7:00, various parish groups will provide a Lenten Dinner in the Auditorium. … Read entire article »

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Fridays of Lent 2015

Fridays of Lent 2015

Fridays of Lent 7:00 a.m. Mass 12:05 p.m. Mass   5:05 Mass 5:30 Adoration, with recitation of the Rosary 6:30 Stations of the Cross, followed by Benediction 7:00 Dinner, followed by a movie with the Knights of Columbus   Lenten Dinners will be provided by the following parish groups: Holy Family Cathedral Women’s Club: Feb. 20 Knights of Columbus: Feb. 27 Home & School: Mar. 6 T.B.A.: Mar. 13 Religious Education: Mar. 27 *There will not be a Lenten Dinner on March 20 because of Spring Break and the Women’s … Read entire article »

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Notes from the Knightstand: The history of Lent

Notes from the Knightstand: The history of Lent

By Martin Reidy If Candlemas be fair and bright come winter have another flight; If Candlemas bring clouds and rain go winter and come not again! And so goes the English folk song regarding Candlemas and the weather – but more on that later! Alas, alack! I am afraid that Candlemas is long forgotten in these modern times – probably because we no longer burn candles for lighting though that is not the origin of the Feast of Candlemas but … Read entire article »

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Feb. 18: Ash Wednesday (& Fridays of Lent)

Feb. 18: Ash Wednesday      (& Fridays of Lent)

Ash Wednesday Lent begins on February 18. Masses will be at 7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 12:05 p.m. & 5:05 p.m. All Masses will be in the Cathedral and will include the distribution of ashes. Bishop Edward J. Slattery will say the 12:05 Mass. Catholics, age 14 and older abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent. On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, Catholics – age 18-59 abstain from meat and limit themselves to one full meal … Read entire article »

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Mardi Gras & Valentine’s Day Party: Feb. 14

Mardi Gras & Valentine’s Day Party: Feb. 14

Ash Wednesday signals the onset of Lent. Large groups of Catholics will come to the Cathedral on February 18 to participate at Mass and receive their ashes. So begins forty days of penance and self-denial and prayer. In various places around the world, some indulge in music, dancing, and rich foods one last time before Lent begins. Begun only a few years ago, Holy Family’s Mardi Gras celebration has grown into one of the parish’s most … Read entire article »

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Valentine’s Day/Mardi Gras Gala & Dinner: February 14

Valentine’s Day/Mardi Gras Gala & Dinner: February 14

The Cathedral will host a Mardi Gras/Valentine’s Day Gala & Dinner! February 14, 2015 6:00 p.m.   Make Plans now to attend a special night enjoying good food, live Music, a Costume Contest, Parade and Silent Auction with your special someone and friends. $20.00 per person supports Holy Family Cathedral Women’s Club & Knights of Columbus Council #10388 … Read entire article »

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Fridays of Lent 2014

Fridays of Lent 2014

The Cathedral’s schedule on Fridays of Lent includes several opportunities for prayer.   7:00 a.m., 12:05 p.m., and 5:05 p.m. Mass 5:30 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 6:00 p.m. Dinner, courtesy of various parish groups 6:45 p.m. Benediction 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross 7:45 p.m. Movie, courtesy of the Knights of Columbus … Read entire article »

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Sixth Friday of Lent Reflection: Msgr. Gregory A. Gier

Sixth Friday of Lent Reflection: Msgr. Gregory A. Gier

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of Lenten reflections by the clergy of the Cathedral. Each deacon and priest will submit a reflection on a Friday of Lent. This is a short reflection, courtesy of Monsignor Gregory Gier.   This is the last Friday of the Lenten Season.  Next Friday is the Friday of the Triduum and the most significant Friday of the Church Year, Good Friday.  We are entering the most solemn and holiest … Read entire article »

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