General Parish Information
Holy Week Liturgy Schedule 2017
Updated - 2/18/2017
 
Holy Week / Easter Schedule
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 1
7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m & 12:05 p.m Mass & Distribution of Ashes
3:30 p.m. Distribution of Ashes only
7:00 p.m. Mass

Palm Sunday
Wednesday, April 9
Saturday Vigil 5:00 p.m., 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
There will be the Blessing and Distribution of Palms at all Masses, as well as the Reading of the Passion with Music Acclamations.
At the 9 a.m. Liturgy there will be a solemn blessing of the Palm and Procession, with the Children's Choir.
At the 10:30 a.m. Liturgy, the Adult choir will sing. The Passion of Our Lord will be read at all Masses.

Daily Mass
Monday, April 10 to Wednesday, April 12
7:00 a.m. & 12:05 p.m.
Confessions
Monday to Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & after 12:05 p.m. mass
Holy Thursday (Mass of the Lord's Supper)
Thursday, April 13 7:30 p.m. Only one Mass.

This very moving liturgy commemorating the institution of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist will include the washing of feet. The Church will remain open until 10:30 P.M. for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. At the end of Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is processed to the place of reposition and the sanctuary is stripped of decorations.

Good Friday (No Mass)
Friday, April 14 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Confessions (Family Center)
12:05 p.m. Stations of the Cross (Church)
3:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord's Passion with Veneration of the Cross and Communion

The Liturgy of the Word @ 3 p.m. veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion Service will solemnly reflect upon the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ. Attendance at stations by those who cannot participate in the 3 pm. service is an appropriate way to spend Good Friday.

Holy Saturday (The Vigil of Easter)
Saturday, April 15 8:00 p.m. Only one Mass

This service (fulfills Sunday obligation) will stimulate mind, heart and soul, beginning with the creation of the "new fire" and the proclamation of Christ's light in the world - The Exsultet - sung by our Deacon, choir and congregation. We will be reading three Old Testament passages during the Liturgy of the Word. Blessing of the baptismal font, reception of conversion candidates and renewal of baptismal promise..



Easter Sunday - Feast of Resurrection of our Lord with recital of baptismal vows
Sunday, April 16
(Usual Schedule of Masses)
7:30 a.m. Mass without Music
9:00 a.m. Children's Choir(Church Only)
10:30 a.m. Mass (Church and Family Center Hall)
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