Holy Week Schedule for 2018

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

The Passion of Jesus will be proclaimed.  Procession, blessing and distribution of palms augment our liturgy.

March 24, 5 p.m.

March 25, 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.

Holy Thursday – March 29

Presentation of the holy oils, community foot washing and the lighting of our watchfire are highlights of this Eucharistic celebration.

7 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper

-Nursery Available

What happens at a watchfire? Starting with the lighting of the fire at the end of the Holy Thursday liturgy and ending with the Easter Vigil, a watchfire is tended by volunteer groups who pray, sing, watch and wait together.  Sign-up sheets with two-hour intervals will be in the Good Samaritan Center.

Good Friday – March 30

The church will be open all day for prayer and reflection.  The following activities are offered.  Please feel free to come and go as your schedule allows.

1 p.m. Passion music and meditation

2:30 p.m. Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

3 p.m. Stations of the Cross

7 p.m. Solemn Liturgy – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion with Adoration of the Cross (Nursery Available)

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night – March 31

Holy Saturday continues our waiting until the Easter Vigil, when we celebrate Jesus’ passage from death to life.  RCIA elect and candidates become full members during this liturgy, followed by a celebration reception.  Bring bells to the Easter Vigil to ring during the Gloria. Note: This Mass is about two and a half hours long.

8 p.m. Easter Vigil Liturgy

Easter Sunday – April 1

· 8:30 a.m. Two concurring Masses:  Main Church and Good Samaritan Center

· 10:30 a.m.  Two concurring Masses:  Main Church and Good Samaritan Center

· No 5:30 p.m. Mass