TENEBRAE: Prayer in Shadows

Tuesday, April 11, 7 pm FREE (no collection taken or donations asked) All welcome 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. It was much more common before Vatican II, but today it’s often used as a “choral preparation” or meditation on the themes of the Passion. A great number of composers have written some beautiful meditative pieces for this rite. Psalms and hymns of lament are read and […]


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 […]