Palm Sunday and Easter Schedule

We will have a special Sunday morning Mass schedule

Sunday, April 9th and

Sunday, April 16th for

Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday

7:00 am - Mass

8:30 am - Mass

10:30 am - Mass

12:30 pm - Misa en español

7:00 pm - Mass

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

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Tuesday of Holy Week, April 11th

7:00 pm - Chrism Mass

 

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Holy Thursday, April 13th

No daily Masses or morning adoration

7:00 pm - Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

Veneration of the Blessed Sacrament continues until midnight (enter through plaza doors/weekday entrance)

 

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Good Friday, April 14th

A DAY OF FASTING AND ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT

No daily Masses or Confessions

3:00 pm - Friday of the Passion of the Lord

5:00 pm - Via Crucis en español

7:00 pm - La Pasíon del Señor

 

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Holy Saturday, April 15th

No 4:00 pm Mass or Confessions

9:00 pm - Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

 

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Easter Sunday Masses, April 16th

7:00 am - Mass

8:30 am - Mass

10:30 am - Mass

12:30 pm - Misa en español

7:00 pm - Mass

Stabat Mater Concert, April 2nd

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Website Sponsorships Available!

  • In the weeks ahead, our parish representative from Solutio, Inc., will be setting up the advertising for our website for the year.
  • Please consider participating in this effort since the revenue from the ads is what makes the website possible at no cost to the parish.
  • It’s a great way to get your name in front of the families in the parish.  Advertisements may be purchased for a business, family memorial, or you can sponsor an ad supporting Catholic Charities, Knights of Columbus, Vocations, etc.
  • Please give these ideas some thought. We need and appreciate your help!  If you are interested or just curious as to prices and want more information, please contact 719.694.2514 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Click here for more information on pricing:

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Lenten Penance Services

Metro-South Deanery Lenten Penance Services

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Wednesday, March 15th

6:00 pm - Our Lady of the Woods,
Woodland Park

 

Wednesday, March 22nd

5:30 pm - Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

Thursday, March 23rd

6:30 pm - St. Dominic's, Security

 

Thursday, March 30th

6:00 pm - St. Mary's Cathedral

 

Tuesday, April 4th

5:30 pm - St. Joseph's, Southgate

 

Thursday, April 6th

6:00 pm - St. Paul's, Broadmoor

Stations of the Cross

Fridays of Lent

6:00 pm - Stations of the Cross
Followed by Soup Supper or Fish Fry downstairs in the Cathedral Center

 

Soup Suppers: March 3, 10, 24, 31
Free; Bring a soup to share

Fish "Fry" Dinners: March 17 and April 7
Both fried and baked fish will be available.
Hosted by the Knights of Columbus
Adults: $10.00; Children (5-12): $8.00; Seniors: $8.00

Fasting and Abstinence

Abstinence from Meat

All Catholics 14 years and older must abstain from meat on the Fridays of Lent, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday. The law of abstinence prohibits eating the flesh, marrow, and blood products of such animals and birds as constitute flesh meat. In earlier times, the law of abstinence also forbade such foods that originated from such animals, such as milk, butter, cheese, eggs, lard, and sauces made from animal fat. This restriction is no longer in force in the Roman rite. Vegetables as well as fish and similar cold-blooded animals (frogs, clams, turtles, etc.) may be eaten. Amphibians are relegated to the category to which they bear most striking resemblance.

 

Fasting

All Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The Church's current law of fasting permits only one full meal per day, and two lighter meals that together equal less than a full meal. While the consumption of solid food between meals is forbidden, liquids, including tea, coffee and juices, may be taken at any time.

The Eucharistic fast is for one hour before reception of Holy Communion and allows the taking of water and medicine only.

FORMED

FORMED.org is a faith formation resource
Enjoy parishioner access thanks to a generous benefactor by using the St. Mary's Cathedral. Our parish code is: YXQXHB. If you have any questions, contact Deacon Mark Griffith.

Mass Intentions

It has long been a custom in the Catholic Church to have a Mass offered for someone who is deceased or for a special intention (i.e. for the recovery of one who is ill, an anniversary or birthday, or for a special prayer). The priest then makes it his intention during Mass to remember the particular request made.

 

At St. Mary's, we celebrate sixteen Masses each week. While our Masses are often well attended, most of the people present are visitors from other nearby parishes. Because of this, we have many Masses without scheduled intentions through most of the year.

 

If you would like to have a Mass offered, you may call or stop by the parish office during regular business hours or drop a note in the collection basket. Cards are provided on request by the parish to send to the family of the deceased or to the person for whom the Mass is offered. We publish the Mass intentions each week in our parish bulletinThe usual offering for a Mass intention in our ecclesiastical province is $10.00.

 

While it is not required for the priest to announce the intention at Mass, at St. Mary's our priests normally do. The intention of the Mass is the priest's prayer for the Mass, but not necessarily the prayer of the entire community. Each person present brings to the Eucharist his or her own prayers or special intentions to offer to God as well.

Mission Statement

St. Mary Catholic Cathedral is a historic downtown parish and the seat of the Diocese of Colorado Springs. We comprise a diverse community of believers committed to serve and welcome all people. We stand for unity in our diversity by expressing our love of God through prayer, worship, and outreach. The Cathedral offers the faithful a rich sacramental life and is a refuge for all who seek solace, peace, and renewal.

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