Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
Saturday, April 13
4:30pm Vigil Mass and simple procession
Sunday, April 14
10am - Mass with Bishop Walkowiak (televised/streamed live)
12pm - Misa en Espanol
5:30pm - Mass with simple procession
7:30pm - Contemplative Mass
Mass of Chrism
Tuesday, April 16
7pm - Bishop Walkowiak presiding (streamed live)
Mass of Chrism is a ticketed event
Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper
Thursday, April 18
7pm - Bishop Walkowiak presiding, homilist: Fr. Bill Edens, CSP (streamed live)
This begins the celebration of the great Three Days, the Triduum. We hear John's account of the Last Supper, we witness the washing of feet and then partake in the last celebration of the Eucharist until the Easter Vigil.
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
Friday, April 19
3pm - Passion Service - Bishop Walkowiak presiding, homilist: Fr. Michael Hennesy, CSP (streamed live)
The Triduum celebraton continues in today's three part liturgy: a proclamation of the Word culminating in the Passion according to John, the Veneration of the Cross and in the reception of Communion consecrated on Holy Thursday.
8pm - Tenebrae
We celebrate an ancient tradition by closing Good Friday with a service of "shadows." As we read Lamentations and other passages from scripture, we sing psalms and hear music written specifically for this dramatic service.
Holy Saturday: The Easter Vigil
Saturday, April 20
9pm - Bishop Walkowiak presiding, homilist: Fr. René Constanza, CSP
The final part of the Triduum Liturgy begins in darkness; the Easter fire is ignited, the Easter candle is lit and all present light a candle from this one flame representing the Risen Christ; and the Church once again takes up the retelling of the history of salvation; the Alleluia is resurrected; those who have been preparing for baptism and confirmation are received into the Church; and we celebrate the love of God for us in the Eucharistic feast.