While Ash Wednesday marks the official start of the Great and Holy Fast of Lent spanning 40 days, the First Sunday of Lent — occurring this year on February 18 — solemnly opens the season of Lent. Dom Propser Guéranger, former Abbot of Solesmes, notes that this Sunday, being a day during which we are all bound to hear Mass, ushers in the season solemnly rather than Ash Wednesday, during which we are not bound to hear Mass.
We invite you all to pray with us the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form on this day at the Adoration Chapel of the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish (Capitol Parish) church along N. Escario Street, Cebu City.
Our celebration will begin with the recitation in Latin of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 3:15 pm. Immediately after Mass, we shall sing in English the Office of Vespers (Evening Prayer) in the Ordinary Form.
Msgr. Joseph Tan, media liaison of the Archdiocese of Cebu, will be singing the Holy Sacrifice, with the assistance of the Schola Gregoriana of Cebu.
To worthily receive our Lord Jesus Christ in Holy Communion, please make sure that you are in the state of grace. Remember to go to Confession beforehand.
See you on Sunday. Bring your family and friends.