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.