Hi there <<First Name>>,

Personally, Lent is one of my favorite times of the year––it's a gift, a time to purify our hearts and minds, and renew our love for Christ and his Gospel. This past Ash Wednesday over 400 Tulane students, faculty, and staff came to Tulane Catholic––all to begin the Lenten journey.  Please know that I'll be praying for all of you on this journey.  

Note below the special schedule of confessions available at Tulane Catholic and other New Orleans churches during Lent.  We also have a couple retreats coming up that you may want to take advantage of to deepen your Lenten experience.

-Fr. Thomas Schaefgen, O.P.
Chaplain & Director

P.S. I ask you to pray especially for our two catechumens, Justin & Jonathan, two Tulane sophomores who will be baptized this Easter.

This Week


Catholic 101, March 5: Death, Heaven, Hell, etc.
Open to anyone curious about the Catholic faith, Catholic 101 is a 7 part course that travels through basic topics in Catholicism, such as: 1) the Church, 2) social justice, 3) sin, grace, virtue, 4) death, judgment, heaven and hell, 5) vocation, 6) evangelization and mission, 7) human sexuality.  The course meets on the following dates at 8-9:30pm, in the center: March 5, March 19, April 2, and April 15.  Click for more info.

NOLA Catholic Men's Conference
The New Orleans Catholic Men’s Conference, featuring Coach Joe Lombardi and FOCUS founder Curtis Martin, will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020, at St. Catherine of Siena, 105 Bonnabel, Metairie, LA. Registration will begin at 7:00 AM with the program following from 8:00 AM-2:30 PM. Cost is $45.00, $20.00 for college students. More information at 

Lenten Guidelines
Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound to fast may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to each one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.

Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years or older on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and on all Fridays of Lent. The determination of certain days as obligatory days of penance should not be understood as limiting the occasions for Christian penance to those days only.

US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Resources for Lent:
18 Questions about the Paschal Triduum:

MARCH 2020

Encounter Retreat #12, March 13-15
Want to rekindle your faith?  Or discover the reason for being Christian?  Want to meet other Christians, make friends, and find good community on campus?  The Encounter Retreat is a student-led retreat for college students held once a semester at Camp Abbey (Covington, LA).  Join 80+ other college students in encountering God and the Church on retreat.  March 13-15, 2020.  Find out more and sign-up online at

Silent Retreat, March 27-29
March 27-29, 2020.  Looking to get away from the noise and distractions of campus and work?  Want to step aside for a weekend of quiet reflection and prayer, and hear guidance on the spiritual life and personal conversion?  It's not too early to sign up for the Silent Retreat, March 27-29, in Bay St. Louis (only a block away from the beach!).  Register online at

Lenten Confession Schedule
Confessions will be offered in all churches in the Archdiocese on March 18th, 25th, and April 1st from 5-6:30pm.  They will also be available at Tulane Catholic, in the chapel, at those times.

Holy Week 2020
Because Tulane's Spring Break is over Holy Week this year, we will not celebrate Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Vigil) at Tulane Catholic.  There will only be a 10am Palm Sunday Mass and a 10am Easter Sunday Mass.

See Our Online Calendar
Sunday Mass Schedule
(Spring 2020)
10:00am, 6:00pm
Adoration (Spring 2020)
Sunday-Thursday 8-11pm, in the chapel
Weekday Mass Schedule
(Spring 2020)
Mon, Wed, Fri - 12:00pm
Tues, Thurs - 12:30pm
Sunday Night Supper
(Spring 2020)
7:00pm following the 6:00pm Mass


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