During Lent, the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton will offer several ways in which the faithful can deepen their relationship with Jesus and come to know him in a more intimate way.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
On Fridays, the Stations of the Cross are prayed following the 12:10 p.m. Mass.
The Stations will air live on CTV: Catholic Television of the Diocese of Scranton on Feb. 19 after the 12:10 p.m. Mass and then be rebroadcast on succeeding Fridays at 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
On Good Friday, Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 5:00 p.m.
LENTEN EVENING PRAYER
Every Sunday during Lent, beginning on Feb. 21, the Cathedral will hold Lenten Evening Prayer beginning at 6:15 p.m.
The Lenten Evening Prayer services are open to the public in accordance with COVID-19 safety precautions.
The Evening Prayer services will also be livestream on the Cathedral’s social media channels as well as the Diocese of Scranton’s social media platforms. The services will also be broadcast on CTV: Catholic Television following the 6:00 p.m. rebroadcast of the Sunday Mass.
Evening Prayer is part of the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office. In the Liturgy of the Hours, the Church fulfills Jesus’ command to “pray always.”
Through this prayer, the people of God sanctify the day by continual praise of God and prayers of intercession for the needs of the world.
The Cathedral will continue to hold confessions on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. During Lent, the Cathedral will also offer the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Monday evenings from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
SOCIAL MEDIA REFLECTIONS
During Lent, Monsignor Dale Rupert, pastor of the Cathedral of Saint Peter, will also release short, inspirational reflections and prayers on Lent, the Saints and other spiritually topical subjects. The reflections will be released on the Cathedral’s social media channels.