Holy Week and Easter Schedule

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Tuesday of Holy Week, March 31st

7:00 pm - Chrism Mass

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Holy Thursday, April 2nd

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 3rd


No daily Masses or Confessions

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

5:30 pm - Via Crucis en español

7:00 pm - La Pasíon del Señor

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Holy Saturday, April 4th

No 4:00 pm Mass or Confessions

8:00 pm - Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

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Easter Sunday Masses, April 5th

8:45 am - Mass

11:30 am - Mass

5:00 pm - Misa en español

7:00 pm - Mass

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 This restriction is no longer in force in the Roman rite.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.


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.

Holy Hour for the Year for Marriage and Family

Saturday, March 28th

2:30pm - 3:30pm - Holy Hour

Join us for Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament!

We will have a Holy Hour on the fourth Saturday of each month for the Year for Marriage and Family.

Inclement Weather

In cases of inclement weather, St. Mary's will still have all scheduled Masses (see the calendar to the right on this page).

Please exercise prudence in determining if the roads are safe enough for you to come to Mass.

The parish office closes according to Colorado Springs School District 11.

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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