March 26, 2015
The beautiful season of Holy Week including the Sacred Triduum is fast approaching.
It begins with the blessing of palms this Sunday. It is an ancient, sacred tradition to keep a blessed palm in your home throughout the year. On Wednesday evening of Holy Week (7:00pm) we offer the quiet, reflective prayer service called “tenebrae” from the ancient monastic traditions of the church.
Our Holy Thursday Mass is at 7:00pm as we remember the Institution of the Holy Eucharist and the Lord’s mandate of “loving service for others” with the washing of feet.
Good Friday is the one day each year when there is no Mass offered. Stations of the Cross are at 1:00pm and the Good Friday Service is at 7:00pm. Each person present, no matter the age, has the beautiful opportunity to kiss the wood of the cross as a gesture of loving reverence for the great sacrifice Jesus made for us.
Our Holy Saturday Mass, the Easter Vigil, begins at 8:00pm as the world is in darkness. The lighting of the Easter Candle from the fire, symbolizing the power of Christ’s resurrection, and the Candlelight Service is most inspiring.
Also, the RCIA candidates and catechumens are welcomed to the Sacraments of the Catholic Church.
Our Easter Sunday Masses are our regular schedule: 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:00am and 11:30am. Come celebrate with us the beautiful liturgies of Holy Week, the Sacred Triduum and Easter.
Msgr. Norb Ernst – Pastor
Holy Week Services
Wednesday, April 1 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 2 – Mass 7:00 pm
Friday, April 3
Living Stations of the Cross – 1:00 pm
Passion & Veneration of the Cross – 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 4
Easter Vigil 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 5
Masses at 7, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 am