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The Sacred Triduum

The three sacred days (“Triduum”) commemorate in a vivid way the events of the Lord Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection. Through ancient rites the Church gives expression to our belief in salvation through Jesus’ sacrifice. These are days of intense prayer and reflection for the whole Church throughout the world.

Holy Thursday

This day commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, the institution of the Priesthood and the Lord’s commandment to charity through His example of washing His Apostles’ feet.

Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Repository until midnight.

The Collection at this Mass will benefit Saint John Paul II Seminary

Good Friday

By ancient tradition the Mass is not celebrated on this day. The Church gathers in silence on Good Friday to read the Scriptures and offer prayers for the whole world. The Veneration of the Cross takes place not simply to mourn Jesus’ suffering and death, but to acknowledge that through the Cross of Jesus we are led to glory.

Living Stations of the Cross at 3:00 p.m.

Spanish Stations of the Cross at 4:00 p.m.

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion with Holy Communion at 7 p.m.

Holy Saturday

On Holy Saturday the Church waits at the Lord’s tomb, meditating on His suffering and death. The altar is left bare and Mass is not celebrated. Only after the solemn vigil in the night, held in anticipation of the resurrection, does the Easter celebration begin with a spirit of joy that overflows into the following period of fifty days.

Confessions from 11:00 a.m. to Noon in Church

Solemn Mass of the Easter Vigil at 8:00 p.m.

Please note: there are no afternoon Confessions or 4:00 p.m. Mass on Holy Saturday.

Easter Sunday

Mass at 8:00 & 10:00 a.m., Noon, 1:30 (Spanish) and 6:00 p.m.