Holy Week Liturgy Schedule

  As Lent comes to a conclusion and we stand on the threshold of the Sacred Triduum, we prepare to celebrate the deepest mysteries of our faith, the mysteries that make us a community of Catholic Christians: the priesthood and the Eucharist.

 

 April 10, 2017 – Monday of Holy Week, Mass at 8:30 am.

  April 11, 2017 – Tuesday of Holy Week, Mass at 8:30 am.

Holy Thursday – April 13

Chrism Mass, Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 11:00 am.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7 pm – That evening, we will celebrate the source and summit of our faith — the Eucharist — and be reminded of the “mandatum,” Jesus’ call for us to serve others in His name. The holy oils blessed at the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament will be presented during this Mass. At the end of Mass there will be a procession from the Church to the School Chapel ending with silent adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. All leave in silence as the community stays in prayer from that Liturgy on through the celebration of Good Friday.

Good Friday – April 14

A day of fasting & abstinence – NO Mass this day…We will have the Stations of the Cross at 1:30 pm followed by the Passion Play and liturgy of the Lord’s passion at 2:30 pm where we will have the  reading of the Passion of Jesus Christ, Veneration of the Cross and distribution of communion.

All enter and leave in Silence.

Holy Saturday – April 15

Fasting and/or abstinence encouraged

Blessing of Easter Baskets (Church) – 11 am – so feel free to bring your traditional foods, home baked goods and wine for a short service and a blessing.

Easter Vigil Mass – 8:30 pm – On this night we will also welcome our RCIA candidates and the Elect. We have 6 Elect’s who will receive the sacraments of initiation, 5 candidates will enter into full communion in the Catholic Church and 5 children will receive the Sacrament of Baptism. Let us continue to pray for them that they may keep walking faithfully in the ways of the Lord.

Easter Sunday – April 16

9:00 am Mass and 12:00 noon Mass

At the Easter Vigil and on Easter Day we renew our baptismal vows. We declare ourselves once more to be disciples and resolve to walk in the light of Christ, to walk in newness of life. These liturgies – which are very unique but not excessively long – contain everything we need to know, everything we need to do to be re-centered and renewed in our faith. If you know and love the liturgy you already know what I mean. If you have never experienced this, come and see. Come and feel the love of God for you.

 

Come, let us go and be with Jesus the Son of Mary on this Journey.

St. Valentine Blood Drive coming soon!

Palm Sunday, April 9th is the date!
 Our next Blood Drive is Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 8am to 2pm. Please consider donating since the Red Cross has had low amounts of blood donations this winter and they need our help. You can  email – cgallredcrblooddrive@gmail.com – or see me after mass for the next few weekends. If you can’t donate please consider donating a dish to feed the Red Cross Staff that day. Just see me after mass to let me know. Thank you and God Bless!

Cecilia Gallagher

Blood Drive Coordinator

Final Redford Soup Supper

Please join us Wednesday, March 29th for the final Soup Supper Series here at St. Valentine.

St. Valentine Video—Elements of the Catholic Mass Part II

Doors open at 6:00 pm, soup is served at 6:30 pm and the speaker or video series begin at 7 pm.

Desserts Needed –  If you can donate a dessert for our Soup Supper it would be greatly appreciated! Desserts may be dropped off at the Parish Office on March 29th between the hours of 9 am and 11:30 am and 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Or you may bring them to the gym after 5:00 pm. Thank you for your goodies!