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Break from the Busy this Lent


This Lent you are invited to take a break from the busyness of life in order to deepen your prayer life and reflect on the Lord’s Passion. The parish is providing The Little Black Book that offers six-minute reflections for Lent that can be utilized in your daily prayer. In addition to this resource, the Cathedral parish is offering a variety of opportunities to break from the busyness of life and grow closer to the Lord.

Break from the Busy: Faith-Sharing Groups
Small, faith-sharing groups will meet for one hour every week to discuss the reflections from The Little Black Book. Small groups will meet at a variety of times throughout the week at St. Boniface, St. Joseph, and the Cathedral.  Click here to register.

Break from the Busy: Prayer Experiences
Prayer experiences will introduce different kinds of prayer found within the Tradition of the Church. On March 12, Fr. Lingle will explain and lead Lectio Divina, which is a practice of praying with Scripture that dates back to the early centuries of the Church. On March 19, Fr. Cronin will explain the Liturgy of the Hours, which is the daily prayer of the Church that is based upon the Liturgical Year and Scripture. On April 2, Fr. Lingle will offer Eucharistic Adoration along with reflections to draw us deeper into prayer. All will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Cathedral church.

Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be prayed following noon Mass on Fridays during Lent.

Confession is available every Saturday evening from 3:00-3:45 p.m. at St. Boniface and from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral on weekdays. During Lent, Confession will also be available the evening of March 14th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral as part of The Light is On initiative by the Diocese of Sioux City.

Mass and Soup Suppers
A 5:30 p.m. Mass followed by a soup supper will be offered Monday evenings at St. Boniface.

Tuesday Night Devotions and Mass
All are invited to St. Joseph’s side chapel on Tuesday evenings for prayer, devotions and Mass. Eucharistic Adoration begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by Evening Prayer, the Rosary, the Miraculous Medal Novena, and Mass.

Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration is available at the Cathedral on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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