LENTEN AND EASTER SCHEDULE
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Saturdays, 2:30-3:30pm, March 8, 15, 22, & 29, April 5 & 12 and the Wednesdays of Lent, 11am-noon and after the 12:10 noon Mass as needed, on March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 9 & 16. Reconciliation times during Holy Week will be published in the parish bulletin. Call for an appontment as needed.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: This devotion will be prayed at 5pm on the Wednesdays of Lent: March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 9, 16.
ROSARY: The rosary will be prayed daily in the cathedral after the 12:10pm Mass, and in the chapel before the 8:30am Sunday Mass.
EXPOSITION OF THE EUCHARIST: There will be Exposition of the Eucharist in the chapel, 8:30-11:30am on March 7, 14, 21, & 28 and April 4 & 11. No Exposition on Good Friday, April 18.
THE RITE OF ELECTION: This ceremony for RCIA candidates will be held on March 9 at 1:30pm and 4:30pm.
DAY OF RECOLLECTION: "Lent, A Season of Hope" is an opportunity for reflection and prayer that will take place in the chapel following the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, March 16. (Matt Halbach, Presenter)
MASS OF THE CHRISM: At this 7pm Mass on April 11, the oils of Chrism, Catechumen, and of the Sick will be blessed and clergy will renew their priestly commitment. (Bishop Pates presides)
PALM SUNDAY: Blessing and procession with palms will be at the 4pm Mass on Saturday, April 12, and the 8:30am & 10:30am Masses on Sunday, April 13. (Bishop Pates presides at 10:30am Mass)
HOLY THURSDAY: April 17 at 5:30pm will be the Mass of the Lord's Supper, with washing of feet and procession of the Eucharist followed by exposition in the chapel. (Bishop Pates presides) No 12:10pm Mass today.
GOOD FRIDAY: April 18 at 12:10pm & 5:30pm, Solemn Liturgical Service with Veneration of the Cross & Holy Communion. Please note the additional service time today. Mass cannot be celebrated this day. (Bishop Pates presides at 12:10pm)
HOLY SATURDAY: Easter Vigil service (time to be determined) on April 19, with the blessing of the Easter fire, Paschal candle, and reception of new members during this first Mass of Easter. (Bishop Pates presides) No Sacrament of Reconciliation or 4pm Mass today.
EASTER SUNDAY: Easter Sunday Masses on April 20 at 7am, 8:30am, & 10:30am. (Bishop Pates presides at 10:30am) There will be a Refugee Mass at 12 noon.
FIRST EUCHARIST: May 4, 10:30am Mass
CONFIRMATION: June 8, 10:30am mass
We are the St. Ambrose Cathedral parish of the Diocese of Des Moines. We are a diverse community of the poor, disadvantaged and hungry, well-to-do, young, the elderly, visitors and those seeking refuge. We are a Eucharistic community of many cultures. We strive for unity in our diversity by expressing our love of God through prayer and worship, through justice and service, through the ministry of welcoming, through catechesis, evangelization and ecumenism. We shall pursue this mission faithfully by following the example of Jesus Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit and the gifts and talents of our members.
Prayer of St. Ambrose-
"Lord, teach me to see you, and reveal yourself to me when I see you. For I cannot seek you unless you first teach me, nor find you unless you first reveal yourself to me. Let me see you in longing, and long for you in seeking. Let me find you in love and love you in finding."