Spaghetti Dinner

St. Valentine's Day

SPAGHETTI DINNER

February 13th, 5:30 pm

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting our annual Spaghetti Dinner. Join us for great fun and a wonderful, homemade Italian meal!

Tickets are on sale after the weekend Masses. There are only 250 spaces available.

Adults: $12.00
Seniors (over 65) and Children (under 12): $10.00

Lenten Penance Service

Thursday, March 10th

6:00 pm - Lenten Penance Service

For those of you who cannot make it to our regularly scheduled confessions on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday, we will have the opportunity for confessions. Priests from the parishes of the Metro-South Deanery will be present to help.

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 Undercroft

 

Soup Suppers: Feb. 12, 19, 26; Mar. 11
Free; Bring a soup to share

Fish Fries: Mar. 4, 18
Adults: $8.00; Children 12 and under: $5.00

Palm Sunday and Easter Schedule

We will have a special Sunday morning Mass schedule

Sunday, March 20th and

Sunday, March 27th for

Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday

8:30 am

10:30 am

12:00 pm - español

7:00 pm

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 This restriction is no longer in force in the Roman rite.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

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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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