Ash Wednesday Masses with Distribution of Ashes & Stations of the Cross

Wed., March 1, 2017 (All day) ·

Ash Wednesday Schedule   

  • Masses with distribution of ashes - 7:00am, 8:00am, 11:00am, 12:10pm (His Eminence, Donald Cardinal Wuerl), 1:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm (en español). Ashes will not be distributed outside of Mass.
  • Stations of the Cross - 3:00pm (English), 8:00pm Via Crucis (en español)
  • No Confessions - No confessions are scheduled on Ash Wednesday. 

Our Lenten Journey Begins!

Invitation from the Rector

Each year on Ash Wednesday, we are reminded that all we see and experience in our world will pass away. Our only hope is in the Lord, who will rescue and bring us to eternal life in Him. While we battle with the trials and sufferings of this world, God is constantly there to refresh us. My prayer for you this Lenten season is that you will reach out to the Lord with a spirit renewed through prayer and penance and with an ever-increasing awareness of the power of His love for us. I hope that this Lent will be a time when all of us will grow ever deeper in our love for the Lord Jesus and His Church. 

Please join us at St. Matthew’s Cathedral to experience this season of penance and renewal through liturgies, musical events, prayer, lectures, and other programs. I hope that my staff and I can be of help in providing you with ample opportunities for prayer, study, reflection, and reconciliation here at the Cathedral.                                                           —Rev. Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson, Rector

Stations of the Cross

The Via Crucis is a journey made in the Holy Spirit, the divine fire that burned in the heart of Jesus (cf Luke 12:49-50) and brought him to Calvary. The Stations, in the form adopted by Pope John Paul II, are prayed in English on Fridays at 6pm and in Spanish on Sundays at 2:15pm throughout Lent (except on March 26, Laetare Sunday).

Lenten Confessions

In addition to the regularly scheduled Confessions (Monday to Friday, 11AM to Noon and Saturdays, 4 to 5pm, and Sundays immediately following the 1pm Mass except on March 26, Laetare Sunday), Confessions in English and Spanish are heard each Wednesday of Lent except Ash Wednesday, 6:30PM to 8PM, and on April 12, Wednesday of Holy Week, from 6 to 7:15pm.