Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers – Give us the discipline that springs from abstinence in outward things with inward fasting, so that we in heart and soul may dwell with thee. ~Office hymn, st. 4

Housekeeping: Schedule for Holy Week

Schedule for Holy Week: Palm Sunday, March 25 10:00 a.m. Palm Procession, St. Mark’s Passion Narrative Maundy Thursday, March 29 6:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Washing of Feet Good Friday, March 30th 4:30 p.m. Solemn Liturgy; St. John’s Passion Narrative Holy Saturday, March 31 9:00 p.m. Vigil and First Mass of Easter

Saint Joseph, Guardian of Our Lord

March 19 – St. Joseph, Guardian of Our Lord – Almighty God, from the house of your servant David you raised up Joseph to be the guardian of your incarnate Son and the husband of his mother, Mary. Grant us grace to follow the example of this faithful workman in heeding your counsel and...

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers – Spare us, O Lord, who now confess our sins and all our wickedness, and, for the glory of thy Name, our weakened souls to health reclaim. ~Office hymn until Palm Sunday, st. 3

Saint Patrick, Bishop

March 17 – St. Patrick, Bishop – An influential saint who, 1,500 years ago, brought Christianity to the country of Ireland. He was born about 385 in the British Isles, was carried off while still very young during a raid on Roman Britain by the Irish and sold as a slave. At the end...

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday – Each heart is manifest to thee; thou knowest our infirmity: now we repent, and seek thy face; grant unto us thy pard’ning grace. ~Office hymn, st. 2

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers – Kind Maker of the world, O hear the fervent prayer, with many a tear poured forth by all the penitent who keep this holy fast of Lent! ~Office Hymn until Palm Sunday

Vigils in Lent

Lent at Vigils – O that today you would hearken to the Lord’s voice: O come, let us worship him. ~Invitatory


Compline on Weekdays – Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be upon us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,...

Saint Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome

March 12 – St. Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome (Roman Catholic: September 3) – (c. 540 – 12 March 604), St. Gregory was pope from 3 September 590 until his death. Gregory is well known for his writings, which were more prolific than those of any of his predecessors as pope. Throughout the...