Triduum – Celebrating the Great Three Days

Thursday – The Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Thursday, April 13 – 7:30pm

Lent is ended when this liturgy begins. This Mass begins the Triduum and highlights the reception of Oils blessed by Bishop Cote at the Chrism Mass, Last Supper and the Washing of Feet. The Feast of Breads follows (bring some yummy breads to share, if you wish!) and all are welcome. Spend time reflecting in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the Oratory until midnight, if you can.

Readings

Friday – Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

Friday, April 14 – 3:00pm

This service is not called a Mass – because it is actually a continuation of Thursday night’s celebration. A retelling of The Passion of the Lord (different from that on Palm Sunday — this time John 18:1—19:42), Solemn Prayers of Intercession, and Adoration of the Cross feature prominently within the celebration. The Eucharist, reserved from Holy Thursday, is received.

Soup and Bread Supper follows at 5pm and all are welcome. Today is a day of fasting and abstinence, so the soup is meatless.

Readings

Living Stations of the Cross – Friday, April 14 – 7pm

This beloved devotional is movingly presented in word, music and movement by our talented youth. A crowd favorite!

Saturday – The Great Vigil of Easter

Saturday, April 15 – 8:00pm – note – no 4:30pm Mass on this Saturday only

This liturgy, the first Mass of Easter, which continues and concludes the celebrations of Thursday and Friday, always begins after nightfall in every Roman Catholic church in the universe. It features the lighting of the Easter Fire, the Exsultet,  17 scripture passages of Salvation history from Creation to Resurrection, Blessing of the Font, Renewal of Baptismal Promises, Eucharistic Prayer, Communion, and Blessing. Fellowship follows. There is no other liturgy like this one, and it happens only once a year. Fellowship follows and all are welcome.

Readings

Sunday – Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Sunday, April 16 – 8:00am & 10:30am

The usual format of Mass, with added Renewal of Baptismal Promises. Fellowship follows and all are welcome.

Readings

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