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. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal.
The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.
Triduum (when capitalized) refers to the Holy Triduum (also known as the Paschal Triduum or Easter Triduum), the final three days of Lent and Holy Week and thus the last three days before Easter Sunday.
The Paschal Triduum begins with the Mass of the Lord's Supper on the evening of Holy Thursday (April 17th) and continues until the start of the Easter Vigil on the evening of Holy Saturday (April 19th).
Holy Thursday, April 17th, Mass will begin at 7:00 pm in the Basilica.
Good Friday, Masses are not to be held because of the commemoration of Christ's crusifixion. On Good Friday, the following will occur at the Basilica:
Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00 pm
Christ said, "...when I was hungry you did not feed me..." (see Matthew 25). He said this would occur at the Last Judgement and those who had not assisted the poor had not assisted Him. For their failure, He referred to those who did not aide the poor as goats and said they would not make it to Heaven.
Well, the Knights of Columbus at the Basilica of San Albino give you an opportunity each month to feed the poor. All you need do is bring food and leave it with them as they collect food for the poor.
They collect food every 3rd Sunday of the month. In April, that will be on the 20th which happens to be Easter Sunday. What a beautiful way to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ by also helping to feed the poor as he asks us to do.
Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women
Magnificat Meal SPEAKER: Msgr. John Anderson, P.A.
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Reservations: Elizabeth 640-5080 or
Isabel 523-5711 email email@example.com.
Tickets are available at St. Albert's, Holy Cross, St. Genevieve's, Basilica of San Albino, and Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
For more information, CLICK HERE.
Diocese of Las Cruces Eucharistic Congress
Bishop Oscar Cantú invites you to the diocese’s first Eucharistic Congress to gather in prayer and song, fellowship and worship at the Las Cruces Convention Center to bear witness to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
You won’t want to miss this important event!
Calle Principal, Mesilla, NM
Located on the Mesilla Plaza at the
Mail: PO Box 26, Mesilla, NM 88046-0026
Monday - Friday
Staff Meeting - Thursday
Thursday & Friday
Saturday & Sunday
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Basilica of San Albino
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