Coronavirus Updates

Blessed Palms are available Sunday. (Bulletins are also available!) Click here for more information.

Palm Sunday Musical Offering SUNDAY at 2:00 p.m.  featuring Cathedral Cantor Gabrielle Doran.

Holy Week Virtual Retreat.  Evening Sessions are live at 7:00 p.m. from the Cathedrsal. The retreat begins Sunday, continuing daily. Click here for a link.

Church Hours-Monday-Wednesday April 6-8: 3:30-5:00 pm for Confessions. (N.B. Stay at Home Order in place)

Eight (8) people max allowed inside Church during confessions. Park curbside on Selby Ave. Click here for Confession Protocols. 

Updated Archdiocesan resources.  Click here.

LIVESTREAM Daily Mass- Monday-Friday at 7:30 a.m. (Streaming begins early to ensure a good connection).

Statement from Archbishop Hebda regarding Gov. Tim Walz's "Stay at Home" Order- Click here.   

Extraordinary Blessing Urbi et Orbi by Pope Francis-  Click here to read his text in English.

A special Plenary Indulgence is granted (following usual conditions). Click here or here (in Grid form) for details.

Click here for Archdiocesan information.

Lenten and Easter Schedule/Lenten Regulations

Lenten Regulations

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

Members of the Eastern Catholic Churches are to observe the particular law of their own sui iuris Church.

If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.

For more information please click here

SCHEDULE THROUGH EASTER

SUNDAY MASS
• Anticipatory (Saturday) 5:15 p.m.
• Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon, & 5:00 p.m.

DAILY MASS
• Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m.
Sung Lauds in Chapel of St. Joseph follows morning Mass
• Saturday 8:00 a.m.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
• Monday - Friday 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
• Saturday 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
• Fridays in Lent at Noon and 7:00 p.m.

RITE OF ELECTION AT 2:00 p.m. MARCH 1
• Celebrated each year on the First Sunday of Lent for catechumens
and candidates in parish RCIA programs.
• All are invited.

FEAST OF SAINT PATRICK MARCH 17
• No 7:30 a.m. Mass; 5:15 p.m. Mass as usual
 

PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION APRIL 5
• Masses at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. (Solemn), Noon, & 5:00 p.m.
(Anticipatory Mass at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, April 4)

MONDAY - WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK APRIL 6-8
• Confessions from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. (usual Mass times kept)

HOLY THURSDAY
Archdiocesan Chrism Mass at 10:00 a.m. APRIL 9

HOLY THURSDAY APRIL 9
• Sung Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 7:30 a.m.
• Confessions from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
• Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m.
• Adoration until Sung Night Prayer (Compline) at 9:45 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION APRIL 10
• Sung Matins and Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 7:30 a.m.
• Confessions from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
• Stations of the Cross at 12:00 p.m.
• Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3:00 p.m. (Solemn)
• Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 7:00 p.m. (Simple)

HOLY SATURDAY APRIL 11
• Sung Matins and Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 8:00 a.m.
• Confessions from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
• Blessing of Easter Foods at 11:30 a.m.

THE EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT at 8:00 p.m. APRIL 11

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD APRIL 12
• Masses at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. (Solemn), Noon, & 5:00 p.m.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENRICHMENT

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Cana Chapel
Wednesdays through Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the
Cana Chapel, concluding with Benediction.

2020 LENTEN SERIES Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 P.M.
MINNESOTA, OUR COMMON HOME

Join us on Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18, 25 April 1, and 8 from
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Hayden Hall as we study Pope Francis’ encyclical,
Laudato si’, learn what “integral ecology” is, and realize
what it means for us as Minnesotans. This series is open to
everyone and is brought to you by Minnesota Catholic Conference
and Cathedral Young Adults. A suggested donation of
$8.50 is encouraged to cover materials.

THAT MAN IS YOU! Saturday Mornings, 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Are you looking to deepen your relationship with God? Be a
better husband? Be a more loving father? Build relationships
with other like-minded men and seek to be the best man that
you can be? That Man Is You! is based on sociologic evidence,
history, the Bible, and the teachings of the Catholic Church,
TMIY! is a program to help men understand the effects of culture’s
erosion of the family and to offer tools to combat it by
strengthening the role of men in the family and greater society.
Meet on Saturday mornings from 7:00 to 8:30 in the Ryan
Room. Open to all men, the meetings offer a continental breakfast,
a video presentation, and lively small group discussion.
This year's focus is "The Unveiling of Love."
To register, click the link below. To register online, visit:
https://www.cathedralsaintpaul.org/TMIY

24 HOURS FOR THE LORD Begins Friday, MARCH 20, NOON
Confessions will be heard in the Church continuously from Friday,
March 20 at 12 noon and end at 12 noon on Saturday, March 21.

FROM THE USCCB
During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the
Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms,
and to practice self-control through fasting. Many know of the
tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we
are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways
throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of
the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection. In addition, the
giving of alms is one way to share God’s gifts—not only through
the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time
and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: “Not to enable
the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive
them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs.”
(Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446).
Catholics are also encouraged to make going to confession a significant
part of their spiritual lives during Lent. The U.S. Bishops'
statement, "God's Gift of Forgiveness: The Pastoral Exhortation
on the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation"
is an excellent resource. More resources to help individuals may
be found at,
http://usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/
penance/sacrament-of-penance-resources-for-individuals.
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