Passion (Palm) Sunday ~ April 13
5:00 Saturday / 7:30am / 9:00 / 11:00 / 12:30 / 6:00
The Bulletin lists the 12:30pm mass as taking place at 1pm. This is incorrect. The above times are correct.
Seven Last Words of Christ ~ April 15
This Cure’ of Ars tradition will again be presented the Tuesday of Holy Week. The evening is a powerful presentation of scripture, reflection and beautiful music that places you in the presence of Jesus on the cross. This is not to be missed.
Holy Thursday ~ April 17
This day we celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper. We remember how the Eucharist began, and recall Christ’s command of service through the washing of the feet. There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel following the liturgy.
Good Friday ~ April 18
Noon / 7:30pm
This day we remember the death of Christ and the power of the cross. We retell the story of the Passion according to St. John, venerate the wood of the cross, and partake in Holy Communion. Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. Stations of the Cross will follow the noon service.
The Great Vigil of Easter ~ April 19
The Easter Vigil is the most glorious Mass of the church year. This is the night of great rejoicing as we listen and respond to the great stories of our faith – the scriptures. We initiate new members into the Church, renew our own baptismal vows, and come to the Eucharistic table, as renewed members of the Body of Christ. This Mass fulfills the Easter Sunday obligation.
Easter Sunday ~ April 20
7:30am / 9:00am / 11:00am / 1:00pm
Easter morning begins the 50-day period of celebrating Jesus’ resurrection, the hope of our resurrection the ascension of Jesus into heaven, and the joy-ful conclusion of the season of Easter on Pentecost.
Fast and Abstinence
Lent is a season of prayer, fasting, and service in preparation for Easter.
Fast— All Catholics ages 18 through 59 are bound by the Law of Fasting: one full meal, with 2 smaller meals not to equal one full meal. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence.
Abstinence — All Catholics who are 14 years of age and up are bound by the Law of Abstinence: abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all other Fridays during Lent.
THE MEMORARE PRAYER (From the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church)
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.