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Join us as we gather in remembrance of Christ’s Last Supper and our call to serve our brothers and sisters. Mourn as we reflect on Christ’s painful death and crucifixion. And above all else, We celebrate the central act of our faith and of our salvation. All are welcome to worship with us during Holy Week as we celebrate the central mystery of the church year.
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Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD, MARCH 20 at 9:00 am
The 9 am Mass begins in the School Cafeteria. The joyful, triumphant procession with palms turns somber. We read the Passion and prepare for the events of the week ahead. Additional Mass times without the Procession are at 4:30 pm on Saturday, 7:30 am, 11:00 am and 5:00 pm on Palm Sunday.
The Paschal Triduum
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.
HOLY THURSDAY: EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER, MARCH 24 at 7:00 pm
also NIGHT PRAYER in the CHAPEL at 10:00 pm
(NO 7:00 am Mass)
This service marks the official end of the Lenten Season and the beginning of the Triduum—or three days. Tonight during Mass, we receive the Holy Oils which were blessed by the Archbishop earlier this week. The Oils will be used throughout the coming year in our parish and will be reserved near the Baptismal Font. This evening we also celebrate the Washing of the Feet, an ancient ritual calling us to be servants to each other.
The Church will be open throughout the night for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel. You are invited to remain in the chapel to pray following this liturgy as the disciples did with Jesus, or come back later in the evening for night prayer. In the spirit of this Holy Week, we ask that you please leave the church in silence.
Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE, MARCH 25 at 3:00 pm
(NO 7:00 am Mass)
At the opening of this service, we gather in silence as we prepare to meditate on the final walk of Jesus’ life. After the presider and ministers venerate the cross, each person is invited to come forward to show his or her own sign of veneration such as kissing the cross, touching the cross reverently, genuflecting or bowing before the cross. At the close of the service, we leave in silence.
Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
HOLY SATURDAY: EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT, SATURDAY, MARCH 26 at 8:00 pm
also BLESSING of Easter Food at 12:00 noon
(NO 8:00 am Mass or 4:30 pm Mass, NO Reconciliation)
You have the opportunity to bring your Easter meal to the Parish and have it blessed Holy Saturday afternoon.
During Easter Vigil, we experience the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ—the Passover from death into life. We experience this in four ways during this service: First, in the fire: the Light of Chris coming again into the world; Second, in the stories from the Old Testament: we hear of God’s saving actions in the lives fo the people of Israel and the passing of the slaves through the Red Sea; Third, In the lives of those who are to be received nto our Church: We See God’s saving actions in the lives of people today as these new members of our church act on their call from God; and Four, in the Eucharist: during which we take part once again in Christ’s giving of his body and blood once and for all, for all our sins and we receive Jesus in our lives, seeing the saving actions of God in each one of us today.
The evening begins by gathering around a fire to Bless the Fire and Bless the Easter Candle. Mass continues and we welcome new members into the Catholic Church. Adults and older children profess their faith and are immersed in the Baptismal font. As witnesses, we also renew our own baptismal vows and profess our faith.
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad!
THE CELEBRATION: RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
Easter Sunday, MARCH 27 at 7:30 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am
(NO 5:00 pm Mass)
On this Easter Day we rejoice because the Lord is risen from the dead. But it is much more than that. Not only has Christ conquered death but he has also broken asunder the chains of death that bound us all. We, who are baptized in his name, have the promise of eternal life. While humankind was created in the image by our original sin. By the power of the Resurrection we have been recreated in the likeness of Christ and share his new life. Alleluia!