Holy Week and Easter 2019

Silver Anniversary Easter

Confessions and Stations

Lenten Confessions: Confessions are heard before and after all the weekend Masses, and after the weekday morning Masses as well.  The Confessional is located in the hallway between the narthex and the chapel.  Please check out our confession app to help you with your Confession!

Stations of the Cross: Booklets for the Stations of the Cross can be found in the hallway between the narthex and the chapel.  While these devotional prayers are recited privately during Lent, we also pray the Stations of the Cross publicly on Good Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.

Holy Week Liturgy Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 13-14: Mass on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.  Mass on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Palms are blessed and distributed at all the Masses.  The parish Easter Egg Hunt is held in the Parish Center on Palm Sunday morning between the two Masses.

Holy Thursday, April 18: Morning Prayer at 7:30 a.m., Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:30 p.m., followed by Adoration until 9:00 p.m.  Please come to all our Holy Week Liturgies, especially on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, the days of the Sacred Triduum.

Good Friday, April 19: Morning Prayer at 7:30 a.m., Anointing of the Sick at 12:00 noon, Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at 3:00 p.m., and Stations of the Cross at 7:30 p.m.  On Good Friday, the church is open for prayer from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Easter Liturgy Schedule

Holy Saturday, April 20: Morning Prayer at 7:30 a.m.  The Blessing of Easter Baskets is at 12:00 noon in the narthex.  There are no afternoon Confessions or afternoon Mass today.  The Easter Vigil Liturgy at 7:30 p.m. includes the first Mass of Easter Sunday.  All are invited to attend.

Easter Sunday, April 21: There is a special Sunrise Mass at 7:30 a.m., followed by the regular Sunday Masses for Easter at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Happy Easter to you and to all your loved ones.  May the glory of the Risen Christ fill your lives with faith, hope, and love!

Christ is Risen!  Indeed He is Risen!

Queen of heaven, rejoice!  Alleluia.

For he whom you did merit to bear.  Alleluia.

Has risen, as he said.  Alleluia.

Pray for us to God.  Alleluia.

Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary.  Alleluia.

For the Lord is truly risen.  Alleluia.

Let us pray: O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, grant, we beseech you, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life, through the same Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!



Lenten Observances

Fast: Everyone who has made their First Communion should fast at least on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  Depending on a person's health and duties, fasting means skipping at least one meal.  For some people, just skipping snacks may be more than enough of a sacrificial experience.

Abstinence: Everyone who has made their First Communion should abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.  Abstinence is recommended for all the Fridays throughout the year, but especially during the Fridays of Lent.

Almsgiving: Everyone who has made their First Communion should practice the spiritual and corporal works of mercy throughout the year, but even more so during Lent.  Don't just give up something for Lent - give up something for good, and use Lent as a time of transition toward the best version of yourself that you can be, by the power of God's grace and mercy.

Confession: Everyone who has made their First Communion should go to Confession during Lent as part of their Easter Duty. Confessions are heard before and after all weekend Masses, and after all weekday Masses.  The confessional is located in the hallway between the narthex and the chapel.

The Jesus Prayer: During Lent, but also throughout the entire year, please join us in reciting the ancient Jesus Prayer: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner."

Bright Week: Thank you for coming to daily Mass during Lent.  Please enter into the joy of Easter more fully by coming to daily Mass the week after Easter as well!  Weekday morning Masses are at 7:30 a.m., Monday thru Saturday.  On Saturdays, the Mass responses are in Latin.