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EASTER TRIDUUM
EASTER TRIDUUM

 

TENEBRAE – Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 – 7:30 p.m.

 

          Come to this unforgettable Evening Prayer.  Twelve candles will be extinguished, representing the apostles abandoning Our Lord. At the end of the psalms, songs and readings, you will hear the Strepitus. The sound reverberates like the earthquake at the tomb of Jesus. Though he suffers greatly Jesus will rise again.

 

HOLY THURSDAY, March 29th, 2018 – 7:30 p.m.

 

          This liturgy begins the Sacred Three Days.  These three days have three services that are really one liturgy in three parts.  The introductory rites begin the Mass on Holy Thursday.  The service ends at the Easter Vigil.  While Holy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Eucharist, it also reminds us that we must do some service to live the Gospel.  Our reminder is the ritual of foot washing. At the end of Mass the altar is stripped and the Blessed Sacrament is presented for adoration.  The church will be open until 10 p.m.

 

GOOD FRIDAY, March 30th, 2018 1:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

 

          This is the only day of the year when a Mass is not permitted. Services at 1:45 and 7:30 include the Passion of St. John, collection for the Holy Land, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion. In commemoration of the three hours Jesus hung on the cross we begin with Stations of the Cross at 12 Noon presented by the 5th grade. High School students and Alumni will present songs and reflections on the Passion after the Stations.  At 1:45 the priest and assembly will begin the traditional service in silence. The readings of prophecy and reflection of Christ’s sufferings will bring us to the account of the Passion as St. John writes it.   We are invited: “ Could you not watch with me?”

 

EASTER VIGIL – March 31st, 2018 – 8:30 p.m.

 

          LET US CELEBRATE OUR GREAT TESTIMONY TO THE RISEN CHRIST – AND THE BAPTISM AND PROFESSION OF FAITH OF THOSE ENTERING OUR CHURCH.  THEY ARE THE NEWEST DISCIPLES OF CHRIST RISING FROM THE DEAD.  WE JOIN THEM IN BEING BORN AGAIN INTO THIS EASTER SEASON.  COME JOYFULLY TO THE FEAST.

 

EASTER SUNDAY – April 1st, 2018 –MASS AT 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.

 

          When you come to Mass this Sunday you will be renewing YOUR baptismal promises, your love for Jesus Christ, so that you will be united with those baptized Saturday Night. Enter in to the Resurrection of Jesus, his triumph over death and his love.

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