TENEBRAE: Prayer in Shadows

Tuesday, April 11, 7 pm The Latin word for “shadows” or “darkness,”¬†tenebrae¬†is the name given to the Church’s celebration of the Hours of Matins and Lauds for Holy Week. Throughout the rite, psalms and hymns of lament are sung, and we are invited to reflect on the great mystery of Christ’s death for us as each and every candle and light in the church is extinguished–except one, to represent Christ in the great darkness of the silent church. A loud noise (called the strepitum) is […]


CAN YOU NOT WATCH ONE HOUR? Pope Francis has asked for churches worldwide to offer more opportunity for Eucharistic devotion and confession on the weekend of Laetare Sunday (24-26 March), and St. Francis is doing its part. Friday, March 24 5:30 pm: Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament 7 pm: Stations of the Cross and Solemn Benediction 7-11 pm: Adoration continues in the Upper Church until 11 pm. Saturday, March 25 9 am: Mass of the Day 9:30 am: Perpetual Novena to Our Lady of […]