Part #249 of the Ceremonial of Bishops says: “The annual observance of Lent is the special season for the ascent to the holy mountain of Easter. Through its twofold theme of repentance and preparation for Baptism, the season of Lent disposes both the catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the Paschal Mystery. Catechumens are led to the Sacraments of Initiation by means of the Rite of Election, the Scrutinies, and catechesis. The faithful, listening more intently to the word of God and devoting themselves to prayer, are prepared through a spirit of repentance to renew their baptismal promises.”

After receiving Holy Communion at Mass, let us chat with Jesus in the Eucharist and ask him to help us to repent of our sins to become a new person in Christ. Christ loves and waits patiently for us to ask him for forgiveness with a repentant heart. May God strengthen us to invite Jesus Christ to come into our own life as our Lord and Savior during this Lenten season.


Have a very blessed season of Lent!

Very Reverend Bao Thai, Rector of Christ Cathedral

CAMPUS HOURS: Daily: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Cathedral closes at 9 p.m.)

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

TOUR INFORMATION: Cathedral Tour, Monday – Thursday, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. | Campus Tour, Friday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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