Special Masses


Abbreviations are RLD: Red Letter Day and HDO: Holy Day of Obligation.

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter (RLD)
Friday, Feb. 22 @ 6 p.m.

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 6 @ 8 a.m., 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Our observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which falls on March 6 this year, and is a day of fast and abstinence for Catholics. At Mass on Ash Wednesday, the imposition of ashes replicates an ancient penitential practice and symbolizes our dependence upon God’s mercy and forgiveness.

St. Joseph, Spouse of Mary
Tuesday, March 19 @ 6 p.m.

The Annunciation of the Lord
Monday, March 25 @ 6 p.m.

Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 14, Sunday Mass times

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 21, Sunday Mass times

Divine Mercy Sunday
Sunday, April 28, Sunday Mass times

Mother’s Day Mariachi Mass
Sunday, May 12 @ 10 a.m.

The Ascension of the Lord (HDO)
Thursday, May 30 @ 6 p.m.

Pentecost Sunday
Sunday, June 9, Sunday Mass times

The Most Holy Trinity
Sunday, June 16, Sunday Mass times

The Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Thursday, June 20 @ 6 p.m.

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Sunday, June 23, Sunday Mass times

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist
Monday, June 24 @ 6 p.m.

The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Friday, June 28 @ 6 p.m.

Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul (RLD)
Saturday, June 29 @ 8 a.m./5:30 p.m.

Independence Day
Thursday, July 4 @ 12 p.m.

St. Teresa of the Andes Feast Day
Saturday, July 13 @ 8 a.m.

Solemnity of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (RLD)
Tuesday, July 16 @ 12 p.m./ 6 p.m.

St. Elijah, prophet
Saturday, July 20 @ 8 a.m./ 5:30 p.m.

The Transfiguration of the Lord
Tuesday, Aug. 6 @ 6 p.m.

Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary (HDO)
Thursday, Aug. 15 @ 6 p.m.

The Queenship of Mary
Thursday, Aug. 22 @ 6 p.m.

The Transverberation of St. Teresa of Jesus
Monday, Aug. 26 @ 6 p.m.

Anniversary of Proclamation of the Basilica in 1998 (RLD)
Tuesday, Aug. 27 @ 6 p.m.
Twenty-one years later of this precious gift for our province, parish and parishioners and visitors we continue our pastoral work to spread the Gospel throughout our Discalced Carmelite Charism. The teachings of our holy parents St. Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross have been the source of our spirituality. The veneration of our Blessed Mother is our model of discipleship who leads us to Jesus Christ. Under her patronage along with Saint Therese of the Child Jesus we want to celebrate this anniversary with all of you.

Mass of Roses: Solemnity of St. Therese (RLD)
Tuesday, Oct. 1 @ 6 p.m.

Feast of St. Teresa of Avila
Tuesday, Oct. 15 @ 6 p.m.
St. Teresa experienced visions and ecstasies. She was determined to reform the Carmelite order. In her reform efforts, she endured great trials. She wrote books that are renowned for their depth of doctrine and showed her own spiritual experience. In 1972, Pope Paul VI named her the first female Doctor of the Church.

All Saints Day (HDO)
Friday, Nov. 1 @ 12 p.m./ 6 p.m.

All Souls Day
Saturday, Nov. 2 @ 8 a.m.

Feast of all Carmelite Saints
Thursday, Nov. 14 @ 12 p.m./ 6 p.m.
We recall our brothers and sisters who once dedicated their lives to continual prayer on earth and now share in the worship of heaven. We unite ourselves spiritually to their glory, all the while journeying along the paths they traveled with courage, as they lived in obedience to Christ and followed in the footsteps of Our Lady.

All Carmelite Souls
Friday, Nov. 15 @ 12 p.m./ 6 p.m.
Today the whole Order commends our departed brothers and sisters to God’s mercy through the intercession of Our Lady, sure sign of hope and consolation, and begs for their admission to the courts of heaven.

Solemnity of Christ the King
Sunday, Nov. 24, Sunday Mass times
Celebrated on the last Sunday of the liturgical year, the Solemnity of Christ the King was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 with his encyclical Quas primas to respond to growing secularism. He recognized that attempting to
“thrust Jesus Christ and his holy law” out of public life would result in continuing discord among people and nations.

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, Nov. 28 @ 11 a.m.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (RLD)
Monday, Dec. 9 @ 6 p.m.
As the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary has a unique position among the saints, indeed, among all creatures. She is exalted, yet still one of us.
Redeemed by reason of the merits of her Son and united to Him by a close and indissoluble tie, she is endowed with the high office and dignity of being the Mother of the Son of God, by which account she is also the beloved daughter of the Father and the temple of the Holy Spirit. Because of this gift of sublime grace she far surpasses all creatures, both in heaven and on earth.

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Thursday, Dec. 12 @ 12 p.m./ 6 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe first appeared to St. Juan Diego on Dec. 9, 1531, at the site of an Aztec goddess. Our Lady instructed him to tell the bishop to build a church there in her honor. After meeting with resistance from the bishop, Juan Diego returned to him three days later, and when he opened his cloak before the bishop, fresh roses spilled out on the ground, revealing the now-famous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Christmas Day
Wednesday, Dec. 25 @ 11 a.m.

New Year’s Eve
Tuesday, Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.

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