Easter and Holy Week

I wish you an Easter that will “Alleluia” your whole soul, your family and friends. God bless you for your part in keeping our church alive and growing, and know that I love you and pray for you each day.
~ Fr. John Barry

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Holy Week is the last week of Lent. 

For Catholics, it is the final preparation for Easter, beginning on Palm Sunday when we wave palms as a reminder of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. 

Next we celebrate the Triduum, a three-day celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus - Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and ending with the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday at sundown. 


(Passion) Palm Sunday, March 28

Regular Sunday Mass schedule and distribution of Palms


HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 1

8:10am and 7:00pm | Mass of the Lord’s Supper 

Mass on Holy Thursday is commonly known as the Feast of the Lord’s Supper, a time for Catholics to remember the last Suppers where Jesus and his apostles gathered to celebrate Passover. This Mass contains the ritual actions of the Washing of the Feet and a Eucharistic Procession in which any remaining Eucharist from Communion is processed outside of the church, reminding us of jesus’ night of intense prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. 

SETTING A LITURGICAL ENVIRONMENT AT HOME

Gather a basin, a pitcher of water, and some towels. 

During the Mass, we will invite you to wash each other’s feet, or to wash your hand, in remembrance of Jesus’ call to servant leadership. 


Good Friday, April 2

9:00-12:00noon | Private Prayer in the church
12:00noon | 
Experience the Way of the Cross on screen in the church
1:00pm | 
Stations of the Cross followed by Reflections on the Seven Last Words of Jesus
2:00pm and 7:00pm | 
Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

In the solemn Good Friday service, we remember the passion and death of Our Lord. The service is marked by several important rituals including the proclaiming of the Passion from John’s gospel, the Veneration of the Cross, and an extended form of General Intercessions. 

SETTING A LITURGICAL ENVIRONMENT AT HOME

Bring a cross from your home near to you so that you may offer your own expression of venerating the cross during the Service. 

 

Stations of the Cross

 

The Way of the Cross

 

The Seven Last Words of JESUS

 

 

Good Friday Service