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Stations of the Cross

Fridays of Lent

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


Soup Suppers: March 8, 22, 29; April 5
Free; Bring a soup to share

Fish Dinners: March 15 and April 12
Our fish is baked instead of fried.
Hosted by the Knights of Columbus
Adults: $10.00; Seniors and Children (6-12): $8.00; Children (under 5): Free

Lenten Penance Services

Metro-South Deanery Lenten Penance Services

Wednesday, April 3rd
5:30 pm - St. Joseph's, Southgate

Thursday, April 4th
6:00 pm - St. Mary's Cathedral, Downtown

Tuesday, April 9th
6:00 pm - St. Paul's, Broadmoor

Wednesday, April 10th
6:00 pm - Our Lady of the Woods,
Woodland Park

Thursday, April 11th
6:00 pm - St. Dominic’s, Security

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 This restriction is no longer in force in the Roman rite.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

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Mission Statement

The parishioners of St. Mary's Cathedral Parish are proud to live, profess, and grow in our Catholic faith through words and deeds. We evangelize by teaching, sanctifying, and serving our parish and the greater community.

St. Mary's 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 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 those who seek solace, peace, and renewal.

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