Liturgy / Ministries

  • Holy Week

    “The early Christian creeds anchored belief in the historical circumstances that accompanied Jesus’ suffering and crucifixion “under Pontius Pilate.”  Because these faith-anchoring events are historical, however, they cannot be repeated or “reenacted.”  That is why the Church’s long tradition insists that what happened once in history passes over into the mystery of the assembly’s liturgical/sacramental celebrations. What the Paschal Triduum — the Easter three-days — actually celebrates is mystery, not history. The liturgies of these days do not “take us back” to the upper room or the path to Calvary.  Their ultimate purpose is not to retrace or relive the last hours of Jesus’ life, nor to catch sight of him emerging from the tomb at Easter’s dawning.  They celebrate not what once happened to Jesus but what is now happening among us as a people called to conversion, gathered in faith, and gifted with the spirit of holiness. They celebrate God’s taking possession of our hearts at their deepest core, recreating us as a new human community broken like bread for the life of the world — a community rich in compassion, steadfast in hope  and fearless in the search for justice and peace."       

    —Nathan Mitchell

     

  • Schedule

    Palm Sunday - 4PM (Sat); 8AM & 10:30AM with Procession of Palms

    TRIDUUM SCHEDULE
    Holy Thursday - 7PM

    (including washing of feet, Exposition of Blessed Sacrament)

    Good Friday - 12 noon
    (including Veneration of the Cross, Solemn Intercessions)
    Stations of the Cross at 2:15PM

    Easter Vigil - 8:30PM
    (including Service of  Light, Blessing of Water, Litany of Saints, Baptism-Confirmation-Eucharist)

    Easter Sunday - 8AM & 10:30AM