Lenten Season at the Cathedral Basilica

February 13, 2021


The Fridays of the Season of Lent are days of abstinence from eating meat. Anyone who is fourteen years of age is obliged to abstain from eating meat on Fridays. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence, which means that we eat only one full meal that day (and two smaller meals) and abstain from meat. All adults up to the age of sixty are obliged to fast and abstain. Fasting on these days, however, is still recommended for
children and seniors.

To be reconciled with God, and with the Church, and with one another, is a very important part of our Lenten penance. We humble ourselves and put away our pride by admitting our sins and weaknesses. That’s our part of the process. But it is so important that we allow God the opportunity to do His part, and speak to us words of forgiveness and peace. Because God is “slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment.”

On the Wednesdays of Lent, Confessions will be heard from 4:00 -5:00 PM: On Friday, from 4:00 to 5:00; and each Saturday, from 11:00 to 11:50, and from 4:15 to 5:00. On Saturdays, we will have two Priests available for each hour of confessions. On Good Friday, from 1:30-3:00, we will have at least four Priests present to hear confessions.