April 9th - PALM SUNDAY New palm branches will be distributed as you enter the Church and then blessed at all weekend Masses. Bishop Boyea will be the principal celebrant at the 11:00 am Mass.
Vigil Mass 4:00 (March 19)
Mass Schedule: 8:30 AM: 11:00 AM (Incense at 11:00 Mass)
April 13 - HOLY THURSDAY
10:30 A.M. Bishop Boyea will preside at this special Mass which includes the blessing of the holy oils for our Diocese...oils used for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick and Holy Orders. Priests of the Diocese will be con-celebrants and renew their priestly promises.
7:30 P.M. MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist and includes the washing of the feet of 12 parishioners by Bishop Boyea and Msgr. Reilly. Mass is followed by the procession of the Eucharist to Altar of Reposition in the Parish Hall. Adoration continues until 9:45 pm with closing prayers (Night Prayer/Compline). Incense will be used.
April 14 - GOOD FRIDAY
9:00 A.M Morning Prayer in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
12:00 P.M. Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion, Bishop Boyea will preside
2:30 P.M. Stations of the Cross
8:00 P.M. Tenebrae Prayer - Tenebrae is a Latin word meaning "Darkness Fell". A distinctive feature of this service is the gradual extinction of all the lights in the church as we contemplate the temporary triumph of the Prince of Darkness over the Light of the Word. Incense will be used.
April 15 - HOLY SATURDAY (during the day)
9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
11:00 A.M. Blessing of Easter Food in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
There will be no 4:00 P.M. Mass.
There will be no 4:00 PM Mass.
8:00 P.M. Easter Vigil in the Holy Night: All attendees will gather outside the main Church entrance for the Blessing of the new fire and the lighting of this year's Paschal Candle. The Candle is processed into the church to scatter the darkness within and to bring the light of Christ into our midst.
Our Elect is cleansed in the Easter Waters of Baptism, our Candidate makes his Profession of Faith in the Catholic Church and with another who completes her initiation, all three are Confirmed in the Holy Spirit. Two of them are welcomed to the Eucharistic Banquet Table to receive the Body and Blood of Christ for the first time. (Incense will be used.)
As the words of the great Easter Exultet proclaim: This is The Night!
8:30 AM (no incense)
11:00 AM (Incense will be used)
A Blessed Easter to All !