Lent and Easter 2019

   Liturgies During Lent
Wednesday, March 6th Ash Wednesday
7:30/11:00 a.m. Mass & imposition of ashes
12:05/5:15 p.m. Mass & imposition of ashes
  Holy Hour/Stations of the Cross/Confessions after the 5:15 p.m. Mass
Throughout Lent Stations of the Cross
  Wednesdays following the 5:15 p.m. Mass
           Fridays following the 12:05 p.m. Mass       
   (except on March 29th - no 12:05 Mass or Stations of the Cross )
Throughout Lent Confessions
  Tuesdays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  Wednesdays from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  Thursdays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  Fridays  following the 12:05 p.m. Mass (not on March 29th)
  Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  Sundays from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Throughout Lent Vespers
  Sundays from March 17th thru April 14th at 4:45 p.m.
  Sung vespers will feature the trebel voices of the Cathedral Choir. The liturgy lasts approximately 20-25 minutes and will be immediately followed by the 5:15 p.m. Mass. Vespers, commonly known as Evening Prayer, is part of the Liturgy of the Hours and is a great way to supplement your prayer life. Through this service, we offer praise to God, pray for the needs of the world, and give thanks to God for the day.
  Holy Week Schedule
Sunday, April 14th Palm Sunday
8:00/10:30 a.m. Mass
12:30/5:30 p.m. Mass
Tuesday, April 16th Tuesday of Holy Week
6:00 p.m. Chrism Mass    
Thursday, April 18th Holy Thursday
6:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper
Friday, April 19th Good Friday
8:00 a.m. Opening Prayer for the downtown walking of the Stations of the Cross 
12:00 Noon Passion Liturgy, followed by confessions
8:00 p.m. The Office of Tenebrae
  The Cathedral Schola’s annual presentation of music for Tenebrae, featuring motets of Gesualdo and Tallis’ Lamentations of Jeremiah, has become one of the Cathedral’s most popular events. The evening is marked by the gradual extinction of candles, culminating in the performance of Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere in a completely darkened Cathedral.


  The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Saturday, April  20th Easter Vigil
8:30 p.m. Mass
Sunday, April 21st Easter Sunday
8:00/10:30 a.m. Mass
12:30/5:30 p.m. Mass 


  Special Events During Lent
Friday, April 12th Cathedral Concert Series: Marcel Dupré’s Le Chemin de la Croix
7:30 p.m. Cathedral Principal Organist and Assistant Director of Music, Miss Nicole Simental, will present Marcel Dupré’s Le Chemin de la Croix (The Stations of the Cross). Winner of the Fourth International Goedicke Organ Competition at the Moscow Conservatory in Moscow, Russia and co-winner at the First Sursa American Organ Competition at Ball State University, Simental began her duties at the Cathedral in June, 2017.
Friday, April 19th Walking Stations of the Cross
8:00 a.m.

Hundreds of Catholics will participate in the Good Friday Walking Stations of the Cross in downtown Columbus. The annual Walking Stations of the Cross is sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Columbus’ Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Office for Social Concerns.

Stations begin with prayer at Saint Joseph Cathedral, led by the Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Columbus, and conclude at the Cathedral shortly after 11:00 a.m. Following a three-mile route, participants will walk throughout downtown Columbus to 14 specific locations at which they will pray and reflect on Jesus’ suffering as he carried his cross to his crucifixion, linking the stations with various issues of social concern.


1 Cathedral Rectory Back Door Ministry   Jesus is arrested and condemned to death   The plight of the homeless
2 Topiary Garden in Old Deaf School Park   Jesus is made to carry his cross   Environmental stewardship
3 Grant Hospital     Jesus falls for the first time    Violence and harm
4 Former abortion clinic      Jesus meets his mother           The injustice of abortion
5 Nazareth Towers   Simon carries the cross   Issues of the elderly and persons with disability
6 Holy Cross Church   Veronica wipes the face of Jesus   Discrimination in society and a focus on multiculturalism
7 Saint Lawrence Haven   Jesus falls for the second time   Hunger and poverty
8 The park across from Greyhound bus station   Women of Jerusalem weep   Runaways, refugees, and human trafficking
9 Columbus Commons in view of bank buildings   Jesus falls for the third time   Economic responsibility and joblessness
10 Ohio Supreme Court   Jesus is stripped of his garments   Justice
11 Ohio Capital Building   Jesus is nailed to the cross   Statewide issues of mental health and substance abuse
12 Ohio Capital Building   Jesus is raised on the cross and dies   Abolition of the death penalty
13 Ohio Statehouse Veterans Memorial   Jesus is taken from the cross   Peace built on the right relationships
14 Saint Joseph Cathedral   Jesus is laid in the tomb   The Church and the need for Christ's presence in the world