2018 Lenten Message from Pope Francis

Lent is a time for reflection and repentance, a time to pray with renewed fervor for ourselves, our families, and the Church.  During this holy season, let’s also pray for the transformation of the world we live in.  Through the grace of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, may be all be agents of the Father’s mercy!  For your prayerful consideration, click here to read the Lenten message from His Holiness Pope Francis.

Annual Lenten Day of Recollection

Saturday February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Hosted by Archbishop Robert Carlson

The season of Lent is a reflective period where we contemplate our lives as we journey towards the expectation of Easter Resurrection.  But, as modern Catholics, how do we participate in the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus in our daily lives while inundated with so many secular alternatives to the Gospel message? 

By sharing Christ’s journey to Calvary with others around us, we come to understand more clearly our own participation in the Body of Christ, able to convert the internal reflection of faith to external actions and a new way of looking at life.

10:00 AM – First Conference with Archbishop Carlson, followed by the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
10:45 AM – Noon  Sacrament of Reconciliation  
11:45 AM – Rosary  
12:05 PM – Lunch in Boland Hall Cafeteria  
1:30 PM – Second Conference Archbishop Carlson, immediately by the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
2:15 PM – Stations of the Cross 
3:30PM-4:30PM-Holy Hour  
3:30 PM – 4:50 PM Sacrament of Reconciliation  
4:30 PM – Evening Prayer/Benediction  
5:00 PM – Celebration of the vigil Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent

This special gathering is free to all. 
A good will offering will be accepted to offset the cost of lunch. Though a free event, we request advance registration so that organizers can properly prepare worship materials and set up for lunch. 

To register or for additional information, please contact Mary Ann Fox at 314-373-8208. 

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Gift Shop

Gift Shop

During your visit, you'll find hundreds of items in our Gift Shop, including spiritual keepsakes and unique souvenirs. You can find the gift shop off the west side of the vestibule on the main level of the Cathedral.

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