Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

Founded in 1843 † National Historic Landmark † Roman Catholic Church in the State of Hawaii

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Ash Wednesday Mass

Introductory Rites:

Entrance Antiphon: "You are merciful to all, O Lord, and despise nothing that you have made.  You overlook people's sins, to bring them to repentance, and you spare them, for you are the Lord our God."  (Wisdom 11:24, 25, 27)
Sign of the Cross & Greeting

Liturgy of the Word:

First Reading: Joel 2:12-18 "Rend your hearts, not your garments.”
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 51 “Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned."
Second Reading:
2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2 "Be reconciled to God, Behold, now is the acceptable time."
Verse before the Gospel:
"Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, King of Endless glory."  (cf. Psalm 95:8)
Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 “You Father who sees in secret will repay you.”
Blessing of Ashes
Distribution of Ashes
Universal Prayer

Liturgy of the Eucharist:

Preparation of the Altar and the Gifts
Prayer Over the Offerings

Mystery of Faith
Doxology and Amen

Communion Rite:

Lord's Prayer and Final Doxology
Rite of Peace
Litany for the Breaking of the Bread
Invitation to Communion
Communion Antiphon: "The Lord will conceal you with his pinions, and under his wings you will trust."  [Psalm 91:4]
Prayer After Communion

Concluding Rites:

Prayer for the COVID-19 Corona Virus Pandemic
Prayer over the People

Mass 6:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Celebrant Fr. Pascual Bishop Larry Fr. Pascual