Ash Wednesday Mass schedule:
7:15 am, 12:05 pm, 12:35 pm, 5:15 pm
Ashes will be distributed during the Mass.
5:15 pm in BasilicaSunday
8:00am in Cathedral Chapel
9:30am in Basilica
11:00am in Basilica
12:30pm Spanish Mass in Cathedral Chapel
6:30 pm in Basilica
12:05 pm in the Cathedral Chapel - Miraculous Medal Novena prayers recited following the 12:05 pm Mass
Monday-Friday: 11:30 am
Saturday: 4:15-5:00 pm in Basilica
Sunday: 9:00 am and 5:30 pm in Basilica
The Forty Hours Devotion is a special period of prayer made before the Blessed Sacrament in solemn exposition. The focus is upon our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. It begins with a Mass of Exposition, which concludes with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The Blessed Sacrament remains on the altar in a Monstrance while the faithful gather for personal or public prayer in adoration of our Lord. This devotion provides a wonderful opportunity for the spiritual growth of each person and the parish as a whole. Devotion can be seen almost like a parish mini-retreat or mission. The devotion was introduced into our Archdiocese by Saint John Neumann, our fourth bishop.