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Holy Week

The height of our liturgical year peaks during Holy Week.  All of our faith ultimately points to the cross and the resurrection.  

This week is a special time beginning with the Chrism Mass that is usually celebrated on Tuesday at the Cathedral.  It is at this Mass the bishop blesses all the oils to be used in the sacrament for the upcoming year.

Holy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper where Christ instituted the Eucharist.  His very body and blood is given to us so we may partake of the divine life.

Good Friday is the only day during the year Mass is not celebrated.  We do have a moving service that focuses on the passion and death of Christ.  We venerate the cross reflecting on what Christ did for each and every one of us.

The entire week culminates with the Easter Vigil.  This is the highest of Masses of the year.  The Paschal candle is lit to signify the light of the world is resurrected.  We also welcome the newest members of the Catholic faith into our church.  

I hope you can make some of the liturgies this year.  The schedule is as follow:

Holy Thursday:

Mass of the Lord's Supper-7:00pm

Good Friday:

Stations of the Cross-3:00pm

Good Friday Service-7:00pm

Holy Saturday:

Easter Vigil Mass-8:00pm

Easter Sunday:

Mass-10:30pm

Please remember wearing a mask is required for attendance for all services this week for the entirety of time in the church.

- Fr. Rusty Vincent


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