Holy Week begins today, and our Triduum liturgies are just around the corner.  We all remember that last year our churches were closed for Holy Week, which meant that people could only participate virtually.  I’m very excited that this year we’ll be able to celebrate the Triduum liturgies in the church again!  It will be so good to be back in the church together as a parish family for these special days.  Of course, things will look different this year as we continue to operate under COVID safety restrictions, so here’s the information you’ll need to know in order to make plans.

 

¨  HOLY THURSDAY (APRIL 1ST):

o   Morning Prayer will be offered in the church at 8:30am.

o   We have been given permission to offer two different Masses of the Lord’s Supper, so you may attend Mass at either 5:30pm or 7:30pm.

o   We’ll have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the church basement after the 7:30pm Mass, concluding with Night Prayer at 10pm.

GOOD FRIDAY (APRIL 2ND): 

o   Morning Prayer will be offered in the church at 8:30am.

o   We have been given permission to have two Good Friday services, so you may attend at either 12pm

  or 3pm.

o   Veneration of the Cross will continue until 7pm.

o   Stations of the Cross will be offered at 7pm.

EASTER VIGIL (APRIL 3RD): 

o   Morning Prayer will be offered in the church at 8:30am.

o   Our traditional food blessing will take place at 1pm in the church basement.

o   The Easter Vigil will begin at 9pm.

EASTER SUNDAY (APRIL 4TH):

o   We’ll observe our normal Sunday Mass schedule:  7am, 8:45am, 10:30am, 12:15pm

o   When these Masses fill up, people will be directed downstairs for overflow Masses at each of these times.

o   If the overflow Masses fill up, we will be set up for folks to watch a livestream of the Masses from the new gym

o   Communion will be distributed from 1:30pm to 2pm in the church for parishioners who have watched Mass from home.

 

All of our normal safety precautions, including masks, social distancing, and COVID-safe Communion procedures, will be in effect for all of these liturgies.  And of course, all of these liturgies will also be live streamed for our parishioners who are still more comfortable joining us from home.  We will miss your presence but remain united to you all in the Eucharist.

 

Many blessings to each of you as we begin this holiest of weeks!