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Lent & Easter Schedule

2018 Lenten Reflections with the Priests of the Basilica 
Weekly reflections on the Gospels presented on YouTube by the Priests of the Basilica.

2017 Lenten Reflections with the Priests of the Basilica 
Weekly reflections on the Gospels presented on YouTube by the Priests of the Basilica.

Lent Confessions
Confessionals are located in the Chapel of Our Lady of Hostyn

Sunday Confessions
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (en español)
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Daily Confessions (Monday - Saturday)
7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Pre-Easter Confession Schedule
March 23-26
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
(Please Note: No Confessions Easter Sunday) 

 

2018 Lenten Reflection Series
The Seven Last Words of Christ
Crypt Church, Following the 5:15 pm Mass
YouTube Playlist of Lectures

The First Word:
“Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

Wednesday, February 21
Sr. Anna Wray, OP, Teaching Fellow
The Catholic University of America
Presenter

The Second Word:
“Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Tuesday, February 27
Rev. Gerald McBrearity, PSS, Rector
Theological College, Washington, DC
Presenter

CANCELLED
The Third Word:
“Woman, behold, your son ...Behold your mother.”

CANCELLED Wednesday, March 7 CANCELLED
Mrs. Sara Blauvelt, Director of Catechesis
Archdiocese of Washington
Presenter

The Fourth Word:
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Wednesday, March 14
Rev. Thomas Joseph White, OP, Director
The Thomistic Institute
Presenter

The Fifth Word: “I thirst.”
Tuesday, March 20
Rev. Msgr. Ray East, Pastor
Saint Teresa of Avila, Washington DC
Presenter

The Sixth and Seventh Words:
“It is finished.”
“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”

Tuesday, March 27
Rev. Richard DeLillio, OSFS
Professor Emeritus of Homiletics
The Catholic University of America
Presenter 

2017 Lenten Reflection Series
YouTube Playlist of Lectures

Divine Mercy - A Message for Today
Wednesday, March 8
Sr. Donata Farbaniec, OLM
Saint John Paul II National Shrine
Presenter

Baptism and the Gift of the Holy Spirit
Wednesday, March 15
Most Reverend James P. Keleher
Archbishop Emeritus of Kansas City in Kansas
Presenter

24 Hours for the Lord: 40 Hours Devotion
March 23-25, Crypt Church
Solemn Exposition of the Holy Eucharist

Opening Mass
Thursday, March 23, Crypt Church, 5:15 pm Mass
Archbishop Christophe Pierre
Apostolic Nuncio to the United States
Celebrant & Homilist
Broadcast by the Eternal Word Television Network

Closing Mass & Eucharistic Procession
Saturday, March 25, Upper Church, 5:15 pm Mass
Donald Cardinal Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington
Celebrant & Homilist
Broadcast live by the Eternal Word Television Network

The Rosary: Boring, Filled with Distractions
and Very Dry. Therefore, Why Continue to Pray It?

Tuesday, March 28
Reverend Basil Cole, OP, STD
Professor of Moral and Spiritual Theology
Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
Dominican House of Studies
Presenter

Christ’s Invitation to Us to
Welcome the Stranger in Our Day

Tuesday, April 4
Sister Mary Johnson, SND
Distinguished Professor of
Religious Studies and Sociology
Trinity University, Washington, D.C.
Presenter


2016 Lenten Reflection Series for the Year of Mercy

Mary, Leading Us to Comfort the Sorrowful
February 17, 2016, Crypt Church, 5:15pm Mass - Lecture to follow
Reverend Brian Schloth, M.S.
Master of Novices, Missionaries of La Salette
Presenter 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKYuLyR427c  

Saint Thomas Aquinas on Charity and Creative Mercy
February 24, 2016, Crypt Church, 5:15pm Mass - Lecture to follow
Reverend Thomas Petri, O.P.,
Vice President and Academic Dean
Instructor of Moral Theology and Pastoral Studies
Dominican House of Studies
Presenter 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3FthEU-r8o

24 Hours for the Lord
March 3-5, 2016, Crypt Church
Continuous Solemn Exposition of the Holy Eucharist

His Mercy Endures Forever
March 9, 2016
Concert following the 5:15 p.m. Mass
Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Deepening God’s Gift of Faith: Counseling the Doubtful
March 16, 2016, Crypt Church, 5:15pm Mass - Lecture to follow
Most Reverend James P. Keleher,
Archbishop Emeritus of Kansas City in Kansas
Presenter 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPlPkYhSPpk

 

2015 Lenten Reflection Series

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Contemplative Pathway
Reverend Richard Rohr, OFM
Author, “Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULPINGy2SQU

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Baptism: Our Consecration through the
Blood of Christ and the Power of the Holy Spirit

Most Reverend James Keleher
Archbishop Emeritus of
Kansas City in Kansas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxM6hOmLpFU

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Pathways to God Through Mary
Reverend Brian Schloth, MS
Master of Novices, Missionaries of La Salette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYnCUYME-sU 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Christ’s Love Unto Death -
A Reading of Philippians 2:5-11

Reverend Thomas Petri, O.P.,
Vice President and Academic Dean
Instructor of Moral Theology and Pastoral Studies
Dominican House of Studies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocIyOqT2oPM

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Cross as a Pathway to God
Reverend Arne Panula
Director, Catholic Information Center 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0fJRhiB3co&feature=youtu.be


 
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