Christmas Mass Times 2017

Durango Deanery

St. Columba, Durango

4th Sunday of Advent 
Saturday, December 23,  5 p.m. Mass
Sunday, December 24,  10 a.m. Mass

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24,  4 p.m., 7 p.m., 10 p.m.

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 10 a.m.

Sacred Heart, Durango

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23,  6 p.m. English
Sunday, December 24, 9 a.m. English and 12noon Spanish

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 6 p.m. Bi-Lingual Children’s Mass
Sunday, December 24, 9 p.m. English

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25th 9am English
Monday, December 25th 12noon Spanish

John Paul II/ Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pagosa Springs

4th Sunday of Advent 
Saturday, December 23, 5 p.m. at JP II
Sunday December 24, 9 a.m. at JP II and 11:15 a.m. at  IHM

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 4 p.m. JP II, 8 p.m. IHM

Christmas songs will be sung half an hour before Christmas Eve Masses. 

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2017
Pagosa Catholic Community Family Mass, 9 a.m. JP II

St. Bartholomew, Bayfield & St. Ignatius, Ignacio

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23, 5:30 p.m.at St. Ignatius
Sunday, December 24, 8:30 a.m.at St. Bartholomew
Sunday, December 24, 10:30 a.m. at St. Ignatius

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 7 p.m. at St. Ignatius

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 8:30 a.m. at St. Bartholomew
Monday, December 25, 10:30 a.m. at St. Ignatius

Grand Junction Deanery

St. Michael, Delta, & St. Philip Benizi, Cedaredge

4th Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 24, 8 a.m. at St. Philip Benizi  Cedaredge (English Mass)
Sunday, December 24, 10 a.m. at St. Michael  Delta (English Mass)
Sunday, December 24, 12:00 noon at  St. Michael   Delta, Spanish Mass

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 4 p.m.  Anticipatory Mass at St. Michael  Delta  (Bilingual)

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25,8 a.m. at St. Philip Benizi  Cedaredge (English Mass)
Monday, December 25, 10 a.m. at St. Michael  Delta, (English Mass)
Monday, December 25, 12:00 noon at St. Michael  Delta (Spanish Mass)

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Grand Junction

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23,  4 p.m.
Sunday, December 24, 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 4  p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7  p.m. and  10 p.m.

Christmas Day
Monday, December  25,  10 a.m.

St. Patrick, Telluride

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 24, 9 a.m.

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m Children’s Liturgy, 8 p.m. & 12:00 Midnight

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 9 a.m. & 11 p.m.

St. Joseph, Grand Junction

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Decembeer 23, 6:30 p.m. (Spanish)

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 4 p.m. Bilingual with Children's Choir
Sunday, December 24, 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 24 MIDNIGHT

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 10 a.m.
Monday, December 25, Noon (Spanish)\

Sacred Heart, Fruita

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23, 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 24, 9 a.m.

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 6:30 p.m. - children/youth Mass
Sunday, December 24, 10 p.m.

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 9 a.m.

La Junta Deanery

Our Lady of Guadalupe/ St. Patrick, La Junta

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23, 4 p.m.
Sunday, December 24, 8:30 a.m. and  10:30 a.m.

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 6 p.m. (Bilingual) and Candlelight Mass at Midnight
Monday, December 25,10:30 a.m.

St. Peter - Rocky Ford, St. Peter -Ordway & Mary Queen of Heaven - Fowler

4th Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 24
8 a.m. – St. Peter, Rocky Ford
10 a.m. – St. Peter, Ordway
12 noon – Mary Queen of Heaven, Fowler

Christmas Eve 
Sunday, December 24,  6 p.m. – St. Peter, Rocky Ford

Christmas Day 
Monday, December 25
8 a.m. – St. Peter, Rocky Ford
10 a.m. – St. Peter, Ordway
12 noon – Mary Queen of Heaven, Fowler

Holy Trinity, Trinidad & Missions
 
4th Sunday of Advent 
Saturday, December 23, 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity
Saturday, December 23, 4 p.m. at St. Ignatius in Segundo
Sunday, December 24,7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity
 
Christmas Eve 
Sunday, December 24, 3 p.m. in the gym,  6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Holly Trinity
 
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 9 a.m. at Holy Trinity
Monday, December 25, 9 a.m. at San Isidro in Vigil
 
 

Pueblo Deanery

Christ the King - Pueblo

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 24, 8:15 a.m.

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. 

Christmas Day       
Monday, December 25, 9:30 a.m.

Please join us for Prelude Music before each Mass!

St. Mary's Help of Christians

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23,  3 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 24,  8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24,  3 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Our Lady of the Meadows

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23,  5 p.m.
Sunday, December 24,  
7:30 and 11 a.m. -- Our Lady of the Meadows
9:15 a.m. -- Holy Rosary

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24
5 p.m. (Christmas Pageant) & 9 p.m. -- Our Lady of the Meadows
7 p.m. -- Holy Rosary

Christmas Day
10 a.m. Our Lady of the Meadows.

Shrine of St. Therese

Christmas Eve 
Sunday, December 24,  4:30 p.m.

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, Midnight (12 a.m.)  and 10 a.m.

St. Michael,  Canon City

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 24, 9 a.m.

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 1 a.m. Spanish Mass (Christmas Vigil), 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 9 a.m.

St. Pius X, Pueblo

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday , December 23, 4 p.m. Mass
Sunday, December 24,, 9 a.m. Mass

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25 - NO MASS

St. Mary,Walsenburg/Christ the King, La Veta

4th Sunday of Advent
10:30 a.m. in Walsenburg

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December, Dec 24, Midnight Mass in Walsenburg

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 
8 a.m.  in La Veta
10:30 a.m. Mass in Walsenburg

St. Anthony, Aguilar

4th Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 24, 8: 30 a.m.

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 8 p.m.

Christmas Day
No Mass

Holy Family, Pueblo

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 24, 7:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 4 p.m.
Carols will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 10 a.m.

Christmas & January 1 Mass Times

Alamosa Deanery

Sacred Heart, Almosa
December 24 - Christmas Eve
4 p.m English
7 p.m. Spanish
Midnight

December 25 - Christmas Day
9 a.m.

December 31 - New Year's Eve
4 p.m.
7 p.m.

January 1 - New Year's Day
9 a.m.

San Juan Catholic Community
December 24 - Christmas Eve
St. Agnes, Saguache - 4 p.m.                 
Immaculate Conception - Creede, 4 p.m
St. Joseph, Monte Vista - 6 p.m.                           
Holy Family, South Fork - 6 p.m.
St. Francis Jerome, Center - 9 p.m. (Spanish)      
Holy Name of Mary, Del Norte - 12 midnight

December 25 -Christmas Day
St. Joseph, Monte Vista - 9 a.m. 
St. Francis Jerome - 9 a.m. (English)

December 31 - New Year's Eve
Holy Family, South Fork -  4 p.m.         . 
St. Joseph, Monte Vista -  6 p.m

January 1 - New Year's Day
Holy Name of Mary, Del Norte - 8 a.m.        
St. Joseph, Monte Vista - 10 a.m.
St. Francis Jerome, Center -12 noon (bilingual)

Durango Deanery

St. Columba, Durango
December 24 - Christmas Eve
4 p.m. Family Mass in the school gym (the rest are in the church)
7 p.m. Mass
10 p.m. Mass

December 25 - Christmas Day
10 a.m. Mass

December 31 - New Year's Eve
5 p.m. Mass

January 1- New Year's Day
9 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
5 p.m.

Sacred Heart, Durango
December 24 – Christmas Eve
6 p.m. Bilingual Children’s Mass
10 p.m. English Mass

December 25 – Christmas Day
9 a.m. English Mass
12 Noon Spanish Mass

December 31 – New Year’s Eve
6 p.m. English Mass

January 1 – New Year’s Day
9 a.m. English Mass
12 Noon Spanish Mass

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pope John Paul II, Pagosa Springs
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
5 p.m. Pope John Paul II
8 p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary
There will not be a Mass at any of the Mission Churches.

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day
9:00 a.m. Pope John Paul II`

Sunday, January 1 - New Year’s Day
9 a.m. Pope John Paul II

Montelores Catholic Community
December 24 - Christmas Eve
3 p.m. - St. Jude, Dove Creek
5 p.m.- Our Lady of Victory, Dolores
8:30 p.m. - St Margaret Mary Alacoque, Cortez

December 25 - Christmas Day
8:30 a.m. - St. Rita of Cascia, Mancos
10:30 a.m. - St Margaret Mary Alacoque, Cortez

Grand Junction Deanery

St. Peter, Gunnison, Queen of All Saints, Crested Butte and St. Rose of Lima, Lake City
December 24 - Christmas Eve
3:30 p.m. - St. Rose of Lima, Lake City
6 p.m. - St. Peter's, Gunnison
8:30 p.m. - Queen of All Saints, Crested Butte
11p.m. - St. Peter's, Gunnison (Bilingual)

December 25 - Christmas Day
8:30 a.m. - Queen of All Saints, Crested Butte
10:30 a.m. - St. Peter's, Gunnison
12 noon - St. Peter's, Gunnison (Spanish)

December 31 - New Years Eve
5 p.m. - St. Peter's, Gunnison
7 p.m.- Queen of All Saints, Crested Butte

January 1st - New Years Day
8:30 a.m. - Queen of All Saints, Crested Butte
10:30 a.m. - St. Peter's, Gunnison
12 noon - St. Peter's, Gunnison (Spanish)

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Grand Junction & St. Ann, Palisade
December 24  - Christmas Eve
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Confessions
4 p.m. Children's Mass
4:15 p.m. Mass in Parish Hall
7 p.m. Mass
10 p.m. Mass
There will not be our usual 8 a.m. Mass or Communion Service

December 25th  - Christmas Day
7:30am Mass
9 a.m. Mass (@ St. Ann’s in Palisade, IHM’s Mission Parish)
10 a.m. Mass
There will not be our usual 6 p.m. Mass on Christmas Day.

December 31 -  New Year's Eve
Confessions 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
4 p.m. Mass

January 1 - New Year's Day
7:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
6 p.m.

St. Michael, Delta and St. Philip Benizi, Cedaredge
December 24 - Christmas Eve
4 p.m. Mass (English) – St. Michael, Delta 
7 p.m. Mass – St. Philip Benizi, Cedaredge
9 p.m. Mass (Spanish) – St. Michael, Delta

Dec 25 - Christmas Day
8 a.m. Mass – St. Philip Benizi, Cedaredge
10 a.m. Mass (English) – St. Michael, Delta
12 noon Mass (Spanish) – St. Michael, Delta

St. Joseph, Grand Junction
December 24 - Christmas Eve 
4 p.m. 
7 p.m.
12 a.m. Midnight

December 25 - Christmas Day
10 a.m. English
12 p.m. Spanish

Sacred Heart, Fruita
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
6:30 p.m. Mass
10:00 p.m. Mass

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day
9 a.m. Mass

Saturday, Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve
5 p.m. Mass
6:30 pm New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance – Sacred Heart Social Hall

Sunday, January 1 - New Year's Day
8 a.m. Mass
11 a.m. Mass

St. Mary, Montrose & Our Lady of Fatima, Olathe
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
5 p.m. English Mass - St. Mary, Montrose
7 p.m. Spanish Mass - St. Mary, Montrose
9 p.m. Spanish Mass - Our Lady of Faima, Olathe
11 p.m. English Mass - St. Mary, Montrose

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day
9 a.m. English Mass – St. Mary, Montrose

Saturday, December 31 - New Year's Eve
5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass – St. Mary, Montrose

Sunday, January 1 - New Year's Day
9 a.m. English Mass – St. Mary, Montrose
11 a.m. Spanish Mass – St. Mary, Montrose
1 p.m. Spanish Mass – Our Lady of Fatima, Olathe

St. Daniel, Ouray, St. Patrick, Silverton, Our Lady of Sorrows, Nucla
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
3 p.m. Mass – Our Lady of Sorrows, Nucla
5 p.m. Mass - St. Patrick, Silverton
7 p.m. Mass - St. Daniel the Prophet, Ouray

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day
9 a.m. Mass – St. Daniel the Prophet, Ouray
11 a.m. Mass - St. Patrick, Silverton

St. Patrick, Telluride
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
4:30 p.m.,
6 p.m.,
8 p.m.,
12 midnight

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day
9 a.m.
11 a.m.

Saturday, December 31 - New Year’s Eve
5 p.m.

Sunday, January 1 - New Year’s Day
9 a.m.
5 p.m.

La Junta Deanery

Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick, La Junta
December 24 - Christmas Eve
4 p.m.

December 25 - Christmas Day
8:30 a.m. 
10:30 a.m.

December 31 - New Year's Eve
4 p.m.

January 1 - New Year's Day
8:30 a.m. 
10:30 a.m.

Most Holy Trinity, Trinidad
December 24 - Christmas Eve
3 p.m.
6 p.m. (Childrens Mass)
9 p.m.

December 25 - Christmas Day
9 a.m. - Holy Trinity 
9 a.m. - St Ignatius (Segundo)

December 31 - New Year's Eve 
4 p.m. - Holy Trinity

January 1 - New Year's Day
(All at Holy Trinity)
7 a.m.
9 a.m. 
11 a.m.

Pueblo Deaneries

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Pueblo
December 24 - Christmas Eve
4 p.m. 
7 p.m.
11:30 p.m.with hymns and readings followed by Mass at midnight

December 25 - Christmas Day
8 a.m. 
10:15 a.m.

December 31 - New Year's Eve
Confessions 3 p.m.  
Mass 4 p.m.

January 1 - New Year's Day
 8 a.m.
10:15 a.m.  
12 noon

Christ the King, Pueblo
December 24 -Christmas Eve
3:00 p.m.
 5:30 p.m.

December 25 - Christmas Day
9:30 a.m.

December 31 - New Year's Eve
 4:30 p.m. (ordinary weekend schedule)

January 1 - New Year's Day
Ordinary weekend schedule
 8:15 a.m.
10:45 a.m.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Pueblo
December 24 -Christmas Eve
4:30 p.m. English
6:30 p.m. Spanish

December 25 - Christmas Day 
8 a.m. English
11 a.m. Spanish

St. Mary Help of Christians, Pueblo
December 24 - Christmas Eve 
3 p.m.  Children Mass
6 p.m.

December 25 - Christmas Day 
8 a.m.
10:30 a.m.

December 31 -New Year's Eve
3 p.m.
5 p.m.

January 1 - New Year's Day 
8 a.m.
10:30 a.m.

St. Aloysius, Rye
Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day
8 a.m. 
9:30 a.m.

January 1 - New Year's Day
8 a.m.
9:30 a.m.

St. Pius X, Pueblo
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
4 p.m. - Children's Mass
10 p.m.

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day
9 a.m.

Saturday, December 31 - New Year's Eve
4 p.m.

Sunday, January 1 - New Year's Day
9 a.m.

Shrine of St. Therese, Pueblo
December 24 - Christmas Eve
4p.m.
Midnight

December 25 - Christmas Day 
10 a.m.

December 31 - New Year's Eve
4:30 p.m.

January 1 - New Year's Day
8 a.m.
10:30 a.m.

Our Lady of the Meadows, Pueblo
December 24 - Chrimstas Eve
5 p.m. (Christmas Pageant)
9 p.m.

December 25 - Christmas Day
7:30 a.m. 
11 a.m.

December 31 - New Year's Eve
5 p.m.

January 1 - New Year's Day
7:30 a.m. 
11 a.m.

Holy Rosary, Pueblo
December 25 -Christmas Day
9:15 a.m.

January 1 - New Year's Day
9:15 a.m.

2017 Youth Confirmation Dates

Below is the schedule for next year's youth confirmations. For further information or questions, please contact Deacon Dan Leetch at dleetch@dioceseofpueblo.org or (719) 544-9861 ext. 1117


St. Columba, Durango
April 22, 11 a.m.

St. Ignatius, Ignacio
April 22, 5:30 p.m.

St. John Paul II, Pagosa Springs
April 23, 9 a.m.

Sangre de Cristo, San Luis
April 24, 6:30 p.m.

Our Lady of the Valley, La Jara
April 25, 6:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart, Alamosa
April 26, 6:30 p.m.

Holy Name of Mary, Del Norte
April 27, 6:30 p.m.

St. Joseph, Grand Junction
April 28, 7 p.m.

St. Mary, Montrose
April 29, 11 a.m.

Sacred Heart, Fruita
April 30, 11 a.m.

St. Peter, Gunnision
April 30, 6 p.m.

St. Mary Help of Christians, Pueblo
May 2, 6:30 p.m.

Christ the King, Pueblo
May 3, 6:30 p.m.

St. Paul, Pueblo West
May 4, 6:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Pueblo
May 5, 6:30 p.m.

Holy Trinity, Trinidad
May 6, 11 a.m.

Our Lady of the Assumption, Westcliffe
May 7, 11 a.m.

St. Francis/OLG, Lamar
May 11, 6:30 p.m.

OLG/St. Patrick, La Junta
May 12, 6:30 p.m.

Advent Confessions

Alamosa Deanery

San Juan Catholic Community
Thursday, December 15 - 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Joseph, Monte Vista (priests available for confession during adoration 
Friday, December 16 -  8 a.m. to noon, Holy Name of Mary, Del Norte  (Priest available for confession during adoration)
Tuesday, December 20 - Advent Penance Service after the 5p.m. Mass at Holy Name of Mary in Del Norte

Durango Deanery

St. Columba & Sacred Heart, Durango
(held at St. Columba)
December 16, at 6 p.m.

Grand Junction Deanery

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Grand Junction
Thursday, December 1
 1 p.m. (with Holy Family School in attendance)
6 p.m. (where our children’s faith formation will be receiving their first sacrament of reconciliation). Everyone is welcomed to attend.

St. Mary, Montrose
Tuesday, December 6 - 7 p.m.

St. Michael, Delta and St. Philip Benizi, Cedaredge
December 7 - 6 p.m. – St. Michael, Delta
December 8 - 4 p.m. (followed by 5pm Mass) - St. Philip Benizi, Cedaredge

St. Peter, Gunnison
Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 p.m. 

Queen of All Saints, Crested Butte
Wednesday,December 14, 6 p.m. 

Our Lady of Fatima, Olathe
Thursday, December 15, 7 p.m.

Sacred Heart, Fruita
Friday, December 16, 6:30 p.m.

St. Daniel, Ouray
Friday, Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m.

St. Joseph, Grand Junction
Wednesday, December 21, 12 p.m.(Noon) & 6 p.m.

La Junta Deanery

Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick, La Junta
Tuesday, December 13, 6 p.m.

St. Peter, Rocky Ford
Wednesday, December 14 at 6 p.m.

Pueblo Deaneries

Christ the King, Pueblo
During Advent:
Tuesday and Wednesday:  5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 3 to 4 p.m.
or by appointment (719) 924-2240

St. Paul the Apostle, Pueblo West          
Thursday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.            

 St. Joseph, Pueblo
Wednesday, December 7, 12 Noon

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Pueblo
Wednesday, December 7, 12:30 p.m.

St. Mary, Walsenburg
Wednesday, December 7, 6  p.m. 

Holy Family, Pueblo
December 6, 7 & 8
Two times each of these days from 11a.m.- 1p.m. and from 5 p.m.  to 7 p.m.

St. Mary Help of Christians, Pueblo
Saturday, December 10, 8:45 a.m.  

St. Aloysius, Rye
Wednesday, December 14, 6 p.m.

Shrine of St. Therese, Pueblo
Thursday, December 15, 6:30 p.m.

St. Michael, Canon City
Sunday, December 18, 5 p.m.

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart , Pueblo
Sunday, December 18, 5:30 p.m. 
(Youth Penance Service for All of Pueblo)

Our Lady of the Meadows
Monday, December 19, 7 p.m.  

             

Liturgical Advisories: Lent & Easter

General Lent Advisories

  • From Ash Wednesday (3/5/14), begin using violet vestments unless otherwise specified.
  • Especially during Lent and Easter Time, the Baptismal Symbol of the Roman Church, known as the Apostles’ Creed, may be used at Mass in place of the Nicene Creed. 
  • During Lent, we abstain from decorating the altar/sanctuary with flowers, and only musical instruments/accompaniment that is needed to support the singing should be used. Lætare Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent), Solemnities and Feasts are exceptions to these restrictions.
  • During Lent, the Gloria is not said or sung at Mass except on:
    • March 19, St. Joseph, Spouse of the BVM
    • March 25, The Annunciation of the Lord
    • April 17, Thursday of the Lord’s Supper at the Evening Mass 
  • The Alleluia is not said or sung during any liturgical celebration from Ash Wednesday until the Easter Vigil. 
  •  If a parish covers the statues in the church, this is done after the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

Lenten Advisories particular to Sunday

March 23, 2014 (Sunday) - Third Sunday of Lent (First Scrutiny)
  • Liturgy of the Hours: Psalter, Wk III
  • The first scrutiny is celebrated this day in those parishes with Catechumens preparing to receive the sacraments at the Easter Vigil: Ritual Masses, No. 2-A.
    •  The presentation of the Apostles' Creed is normally done during the week following the first scrutiny.

March 25, 2014 (Tuesday) -Annunciation of the Lord (Solemnity)
  • Liturgy of the Hours: Morning Prayer proper antiphons, Psalter, Sunday Wk I
  • White Vestments are worn
  • Gloria is sung or said. 
  • Lenten Gospel Acclamation is used
  • Creed is said with a genuflection at the words "and by the power of the Holy Spirit".

March 30, 2014 (Sunday) - Fourth Sunday of Lent (Lætare Sunday - Second Scrutiny)
  • Liturgy of the Hours: Psalter, Wk IV
  • Rose vestments may be used at all liturgical celebrations this day.
  • The restrictions on floral decorations at the altar and musical instruments/accompaniment do not apply today.
  • The second scrutiny is celebrated this day in those parishes with Catechumens preparing to receive the sacraments at the Easter Vigil: Ritual Masses, No. 2-B.
    •  The Gloria is not sung or said.

EASTER VIGIL
The entire celebration of the Easter Vigil must take place during the night, so that it begins after nightfall and ends before daybreak on the Sunday" (Roman Missal). In the Pueblo North, Pueblo South, La Junta and Alamosa Deaneries the Easter Vigil may not begin before 7:45pm. In the Grand Junction and Durango Deaneries the Easter Vigil may not begin before 8:00pm.

 

 

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