At St. Benedict Traditional Roman Catholic Church, we celebrate only the traditional, pre-Vatican II, Latin Mass. The chapel is located on Highway 231 about 10 miles south of Huntsville, AL. We welcome everyone to worship Almighty God with us in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Click here for our theological position.
FEAST OF ST. BENEDICT, PATRON OF THIS CHAPEL
Tuesday is the feast of St. Benedict, and there will be a High Mass at 6 pm to show our thanksgiving to the Saint of this Chapel.
All Catholics are obliged under pain of mortal sin to receive Holy Communion worthily at least once during Easter time. Ideally, this takes place between Palm Sunday and Low Sunday, a two-week span. In the United States, however, concession was made so that the Easter Duty could be fulfilled any time between the 1st Sunday of Lent (March 6) and Trinity Sunday (June 11).
FASTING AND ABSTINENCE FOR LENT
FASTING – Everyone between the ages of 21 and 59 inclusive is bound to observe the law of fast. The days of fast are all the days in Lent, except Sundays. On days of fast, only one full meal is allowed and it should not be taken before noon. Two other meatless meals sufficient to maintain strength may be taken, but together they should not equal a normal main meal. Meat may be taken at the principal meal on a day of fast, except on days of complete abstinence. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. Mothers who are pregnant or nursing are always exempt. In doubt concerning your obligation to fast and abstain, consult the parish priest or confessor.
ABSTINENCE – Everyone 7 years of age and older is bound to observe the law of abstinence. Complete abstinence from meat must be observed on Fridays, Ash Wednesday and Holy Saturday. On days of partial abstinence, e.g. Ember Wednesday and Saturday, meat and soup or gravy made from meat may be taken only once a day at the principal meal.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Every Friday during Lent at 7:00 p.m. This is a most heavily indulgenced devotion in the Catholic Church. It is believed that have been originated by Our Lady herself, who walked the Way of the Cross many a time in Jerusalem. A plenary indulgence is granted each time that the Way of the Cross is made with a contrite heart.
March 12 Tennessee Mass & Sacraments
March 13 – March 15 Visit with Fr. Miller/Louisiana Mass & Sacraments
March 19 – March 20 Kentucky Mass & Sacraments
March 26 – March 27 Mississippi Mass & Sacraments
April 2 Tennessee Mass & Sacraments
April 4 – April 5 Louisiana Mass & Sacraments
April 6 Georgia Mass & Sacraments
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CATECHISM
The next Catechism class will be March 22 at 6:00 pm.
HOLY HOUR WITH EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION EVERY WEDNESDAY
Next Holy Hour is March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
For a list of Mass times and intentions, please see this week's bulletin.
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