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Sunday, March 2-3 | Third Sunday of Lent

Saturday, March 2
5:00pm Mass of Anticipation 

Celebrant: Fr. Joseph Gillespie, OP
Music: organ, cantor
Missa Choralis: The Wheaton College Conservatory Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Chorale | Dr. Jerry Blackstone, director                                      

Sunday, March 3
7:30am Mass
Celebrant: Fr. Daniel Griffith
Music: organ, cantor

9:30am Mass | ASL Interpreted
Celebrant: Fr. Daniel Griffith
Music: organ, cantor, The Basilica Cathedral Choir

11:30am Mass
Celebrant: Fr. Harry Tasto
Music: piano, cantor, contemporary ensemble

3:00pm Solemn Vespers during Lent
Presider: Mark Wyss
Music: organ, The Basilica Schola Cantorum

5:00pm Mass
Celebrant: Fr. Peter Brandenhoff
Music: piano, cantor, contemporary ensemble

 

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION 

SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI

My Jesus,
I believe that you are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to possess You within my soul.
Since I am unable at this moment to receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as being already there, and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

Saint Thomas Aquinas described Spiritual Communion as an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the most holy sacrament and lovingly embrace him at a time or in circumstances when we cannot receive him in Sacramental Communion.