Lent at the Monastery2018-03-23T08:04:50+00:00

Experience Lent at the Monastery

For Catholics, the Lenten season is about recalling or preparing for baptism and adopting a penitential spirit.

The liturgies and other observances at the Franciscan Monastery follow the Church’s intention to recall our baptismal commitment, to turn away from sin, and to believe the Good News. Here are some of the ways we invite you to journey through Lent with us….

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February 11

The annual burning of palm branches will be held immediately after the noon Mass.

February 14

Start your Lent with the Franciscan Monastery.

Mass and Ashes 6:00 a.m and 7:00 a.m

Confession 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Pray the Stations of the Cross Fridays in Lent at 3:00 p.m. and witness to the Passion of Christ.

Join us every Tuesday evening during Lent for a Lenten Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.

Make a pilgrimage to the Monastery this Lent, and take a special Lenten tour available at 1:00 p.m. every Friday.

Students, whether with a family or school group, can receive a certificate of accomplishment for making a pilgrimage to the Monastery and praying the Stations of the Cross.

Spending time with Christ takes on a deeper meaning in Lent. Come and adore Him during Lent on March 2 anytime between 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Music at the Monastery

Join us for beautiful music in a beautiful setting at 4:00 p.m. on March 18 for the Commonwealth Brass and National Brass.

March 24 – March 25

Purchase a beautiful Easter lily for your Easter celebration March 24 and 25 while helping the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild.

March 24

We will spend an afternoon reflecting on the holiest week of the Church year and the central celebration of our faith, the Easter Triduum.

Complete event details can be found here.

March 24

Celebrate Palm Sunday at the Franciscan Monastery with a Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.

March 25

Celebrate Palm Sunday at the Franciscan Monastery. Mass:  8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. (with outdoor procession), noon and 2:00 p.m. (Misa en español)

March 28

The Suspicious Cheese Lords, will be bringing their talents to the Franciscan Monastery on Wednesday March 28 at 7:30 p.m.

March 29

The Franciscan Monastery will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30pm. After Mass, you’re invited to watch and wait with Christ in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight.

March 30

Pray the Stations of the Cross at 2:30 p.m. and witness to the Passion of Christ. To be held outdoors, weather permitting.

March 30

Commemorate the Lord’s Passion with the Franciscan Monastery at 3:30 pm on Good Friday as part of the Triduum leading up to Easter.

March 30

This 7:30 p.m. service is a solemn reenactment of The Burial of Christ and is very similar to the ceremony reenacted each year on Good Friday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

March 31

The Great Vigil of the Resurrection begins at 8:00 p.m.

April 01

6:00 a.m. (sunrise)  Sorrow turns to joy as we celebrate the Risen Christ! Mass will be held in the Grotto, weather permitting.

Masses will also be held at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon

Experience the Holy Land every day by attending Sunday and daily Mass at the Monastery during Lent.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available throughout Lent, Monday through Saturday on the hour from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.