Holy Week has as its purpose the remembrance of Christ's passion beginning with His entrance into Jerusalem, which we celebrate on Palm Sunday, and ultimately ending with His glorious resurrection on Easter Sunday. The week preceding Easter is the holiest week of the Church year. It is the week when we are invited by the Church to enter into the events that have given us new life in Christ, a time to focus on what Christ has done for us and our response to His love. We should take advantage of the opportunities to participate in the beautiful liturgies that celebrate Christ's suffering, death, and resurrection.
In our busyness it is easy to lose focus on what is really important in our lives. The challenge that is given to all of us is to celebrate with our children and our parish community the true meaning of these special days. The Church is counting on all of us, especially on parents as the primary educators of our children to enable them to participate in these holy days which form the foundation of who we are as Catholics. If we only experience Easter Sunday, then we have cheated our children and ourselves out of what this Holy Week is all about.
Please take some time now to consider how you and your family will celebrate this most holy time of the year. It is the hope and prayer of the entire parish staff that, through the opportunities offered to us, we may all share in Christ's journey, which leads to the glory of Easter.
Tuesday of Holy Week
Chrism Mass at 7:00p.m.
Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00p.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Night Prayer at 10:00p.m.
Stations of the Cross at 12 noon
Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary 12:45p.m.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 1:30p.m.
The Great Vigil of Easter at 8:30p.m.
Followed by parish reception
Masses at 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt at 12:30p.m.