Sunday, April 10, 2011

Holy Week Liturgy Schedule

Holy Week is the final week of Lent.  It commemorates the events of our Lord's last week before His death.  The chief festivals of Holy Week are Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil (Holy Saturday).  Holy Week, together with Easter, is the most sacred part of the Christian calendarthe celebration of the death and resurrection Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Holy Thursday
Thursday April 21
Mass of the Lord's Last Supper, with the washing of feet, 6:00 pm
(Quiet adoration in the chapel until midnight)

Good Friday
Friday April 22
Stations of the Cross, 3:00pm
Solemn Good Friday Liturgy, 6:00pm
Passion of John, Veneration of the Cross, Communion

Easter Vigil Celebration
Saturday 23
Blessing of Easter Food (in Polish) 3:00 pm
Service of Light, Expanded Liturgy of the Word, Celebration of Sacraments of Initiation,and Eucharist, 8:30 pm

Easter Sunday Masses
Sunday April 24
7:45 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm (Mass in Polish)

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