Holy Week

Holy Week and Easter Liturgies

PALM SUNDAY of the Passion of the Lordpalm-sunday
Saturday April 8

3:30pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:00pm Vigil Mass

Sunday, April 9
7:30, 9:30, 11:30am and 5:00pm Mass

Monday, April 10
7:00am and 9:00am Mass

Tuesday, April 11
7:00 and 9:00am Mass
11:30am Chrism Mass – Cathedral of St. Jude
All are invited. At this Mass the oils for the sacraments are blessed by the Bishop and the priests renew their promises.

Wednesday, April 12
7:00 and 9:00am Mass
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel
(following 9:00am Mass) concluding at 6:30PM
7:00pm Reconciliation Service

HOLY THURSDAY, April 13holy thursday
9:00AM Morning Prayer
7:30PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Live Streamed)
Washing of Feet and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament
(Special collection at Mass for our Twin Parish and School, Sacred Heart of Jesus located in Acul des Pins, Haiti)
Adoration until Midnight – Conmy Center
11:45PM Night Prayer

GOOD FRIDAY of the Passion of the Lord, April 14
9:00am Morning Prayer
3:00 and 7:00pm Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion (Live Streamed)
Includes reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion.
(No Masses or Confessions; Special collection for the Holy Land)

HOLY SATURDAY, April 15
(No Morning Mass or Confessions)
9:00am Morning Prayer
1:00pm Blessing of Easter Food Baskets
7:30pm Vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection (Live Streamed)
Including Rites of Initiation for new members of our parish
(Note: NO 5:00pm Vigil Mass)

EASTER SUNDAY, April 16
7:30, 9:30, and 11:30am Masses in Church (9:30 and 11:30 Live Streamed)
9:35 and 11:35am Masses in Conmy Center
(Note: NO 5:00pm Mass)

 

Regulations on Fasting and Abstinence

Regulations on Fasting and Abstinence
The dual disciplines of fasting and abstinence have a long history in the Catholic Church. Going back to the early Church, the purpose behind the custom of self denial is not punishment; it is to simplify our lifestyles so that we create a certain emptiness. In this way, freed from all distractions, we are able to hear and respond to God’s continued call to conversion and holiness.

  • Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics between the ages of 18 to 59 years (inclusive). On days of fasting, one full meal is allowed. Two smaller meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are allowed.
  • Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age and older. Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday are days of abstinence.

Note: If a person is unable to observe the above regulations due to ill health or other serious reasons, they are urged to practice other forms of self denial that are suitable to their condition.

Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for baptism or of renewal of baptism at Easter.