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REMINDER - WHATEVER THE WEATHER MAY BE, HOT OR COLD.  PLEASE  COME TO CHURCH  DRESSED APPROPRIATELY.  REMEMBER,  YOU ARE IN THE LORD'S HOUSE AND IN HIS PRESENCE.  THANK YOU.
                  

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                    *FEBRUARY*


WEDNESDAY, February 14th - ASH WEDNESDAY

            No confessions, there will be 6 masses and the distribution of ashes:

8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm all in English

and at 6:30pm in Spanish


STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  Every Friday, starting February 16th through March 23rd at 5:00pm, followed by Mass at approximately 6:00pm


According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Lent runs from Ash Wednesday until the Mass of the Lord's Supper exclusive on Holy Thursday. During LENT the faithful will observe fasting, abstinence and almsgiving.  ASH WEDNESDAY and GOOD FRIDAY are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics.  In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.  For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age of 59.  When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.  The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Churches from age 14 onwards.  Members of the  Eastern Catholic Churches are to observe the particular law of their own sui iuris Church.


If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.


MONDAY -   February 19th - PRESIDENTS DAY

Observed Holiday - The Shrine will close immediately following the daily 12:10pm mass.  Gift Shop will be closed.


MONDAY -   February 26th - ANOINTING OF THE SICK -  done on the last Monday of every month.  It is given after the daily 12:10pm mass Homily.



*MARCH/APRIL*


STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  Every Friday, starting February 16th through March 23rd at 5:00pm, followed by Mass at approximately 6:00pm


THURSDAY - March 29th - THURSDAY OF THE HOLY WEEK
Mass at 7:00pm

No morning services and no confessions


FRIDAY - March 30th - GOOD FRIDAY

9:00AM - NOON:  CONFESSIONS BY SEVERAL PRIESTS, INCLUDING OUR BISHOP


NOON:- STATIONS OF THE CROSS


3:00pm:  PASSION OF THE LORD (in English)


SATURDAY - March 31st  (EASTER VIGIL)

No morning services and no confessions

6:00pm Mass in English


SUNDAY - APRIL 1st - EASTER SUNDAY

8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm all in English

and 6:30pm in Spanish