Holy Days of
Vigil 5:00 p.m.
Day 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 12:00 noon
Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Distribution of Ashes after all Masses and Prayer Service:
Masses: 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Prayer Service 5:00 p.m.
Way of the Cross during Lent
Fridays after the 12:00 noon Mass
Every Mass is an action not only of Christ but of the Church. As the
central act of worship on the part of Catholics, it calls for community
participation. God speaks to you through his Revelation; you speak to him
through your prayers, your songs, your responses. You offer yourselves and
your gifts to him; he offers himself (through his priest) in an unbloody
sacrifice. And, because the Mass is also a sacred banquet, you receive him as
nourishment for the spirit.
All Catholics should participate in
the Eucharist on the principal feasts, which honor the mysteries of the Lord,
the Virgin Mary, and the Saints.
In the United States, the Holy Days of Obligation are:
Solemnity of Mary, January 1
Ascension Thursday (forty days after Easter)
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15th
Solemnity of All Saints, November 1
Immaculate Conception, December 8th
Christmas, December 25th
Please note that in the
Diocese of Pittsburgh the above Holy Days remain an
Obligation unless the Holy Day falls on a Saturday or on a Monday. The
exception is Christmas, which is always an Obligation.
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