By Clarion Herald Staff
Catholic churches in the Central Business District of the Archdiocese of New Orleans will celebrate Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, and Lenten Masses as follows:
St. Louis Cathedral will offer Masses at 12:05 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, with ashes distributed at both Masses following the homily. Archbishop Gregory Aymond will preside at the 12:05 p.m. Mass.
Weekend Masses during Lent will include the 5 p.m. Vigil on Saturdays and 9 and 11 a.m. Masses on Sundays. Daily Mass will be celebrated Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m., followed by Stations of the Cross on Fridays. Good Friday Stations will be led by Archbishop Emeritus Alfred C. Hughes at noon, followed by reconciliation until 2 p.m. Also, the sacrament of reconciliation will be available Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 11:50 a.m., with extended times on March 7, 14 and 21 from 10:45-11:50 a.m. and every Saturday from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.
Immaculate Conception Church, 130 Baronne St., Masses on Ash Wednesday will be at 7:30 a.m., noon, 4:15 and 5:30 p.m., with confessions heard from 11 a.m. to noon; 3:15-4:15 p.m. Ashes will be distributed at each Mass. Masses Monday through Friday during Lent will be at 7:30 a.m. and noon, and Saturday at 8 a.m. Weekend schedule as usual (4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.; and 7:30 p.m.) Way of the Cross will follow the noon Mass on Fridays. Eucharistic adoration is on Sundays at 7 p.m. and First Fridays from 8-11:45 a.m. Confessions are heard Monday through Friday from 11 to 11:50 a.m., Saturdays from 3:15 to 3:50 p.m., and Sundays from 7 to 7:25 p.m.
Due to Mardi Gras festivities, the Mass/confession schedule has been modified as follows: Feb. 10, no confessions or 4 p.m. Mass; Feb. 11, no evening confessions, benediction, or 7:30 p.m. Mass; Feb. 12, 7:30 a.m. Mass followed by confessions, but no noon Mass or confessions; and Feb. 13, church closed.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 411 N. Rampart St., will offer Masses on Ash Wednesday at 7 a.m., noon, 4 and 6 p.m., with distribution of ashes at each Mass. Daily Masses during Lent will be Monday through Friday at 7 a.m. and noon, and Saturday morning at 7 a.m. Weekend Masses are Saturday vigil Mass at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m. Confessions will be heard each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Way of the Cross will be recited on Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
St. Patrick Church, 724 Camp St., will have Masses on Ash Wednesday with distribution of ashes at 11 and 11:45 a.m., and 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., with confessions before all Masses. During Lent, weekday Masses will be at 11:30 a.m. and noon. Confessions will be heard from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Way of the Cross will be recited on Fridays following the noon Mass. On First Friday, March 2, rosary and eucharistic adoration will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by 7 p.m. Mass.
St. John the Baptist Church, 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., will have its vigil Mass on Saturdays at 4 p.m.
St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane Ave.: Ash Wednesday Masses at noon and 6:30 p.m., with distribution of ashes. Masses during Lent, Monday through Friday, will be at 12:15 p.m. with confessions on Wednesdays and Fridays 30 minutes before Mass. Sunday Masses are celebrated at 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.