Holy Week and Easter Sunday Schedule for 2024

Holy Week and Easter Sunday 2024

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Saturday, March 23, 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 24, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.; 5:30 p.m.

Holy Thursday,  March 28
(no 8 a.m. Mass)
7-8:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Nursery available)
Following Mass, Adoration continues at the Altar of Repose until 10 p.m.
10 p.m. Watchfire begins

Good Friday, March 29
(no 8 a.m. Mass)
3-5:30 p.m. Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion liturgy (Nursery available)
6:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, March 30
(no confessions and no 8 a.m. Mass)
(no 5 p.m. Mass)

8-10:45 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass
(no nursery)

Easter Sunday, March 31
8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord
Concurrent liturgies in the Church and the Good Samaritan Center
(no nursery)
(no 5:30 p.m. Mass)


Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7

0 Divinemercy 16 4cFrom Saint Faustina’s diary: “Jesus said to me, Paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the signature: Jesus, I trust in You. I desire that this image be venerated, first in your chapel, and then throughout the world… I desire that there be a Feast of Mercy. I want this image to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter; that Sunday is to be the Feast of Mercy.” (Diary of Saint Faustina, Notebook 1, paragraphs 47 and 49). 

At HNOJ there will be a Divine Mercy Chaplet prayed after all the Sunday Masses on April 7. This prayer is spoken, and prayed using an ordinary Rosary. This prayer contains the repetition of praying the phrase, “For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world”. 


You are invited to gather with family and friends to tend the watchfire and prayerfully prepare for the coming of our Lord this Easter.  
The watchfire is a Holy Name of Jesus tradition that provides an opportunity to pray and ponder our Lord’s sacrifice and anticipate His Glorious Resurrection. This fire is lit after the reposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Holy Thursday Mass and extinguished at the Easter Vigil on Saturday evening. 

Please consider signing up for a two-hour time slot (you can sign up online below or at the welcome desk at HNOJ).

You may contact Janet Bezdicek with any questions.


Sign up here

Easter Basket Collection

HNOJ will be collecting ready-made Easter baskets March 16-17, 2024. They will be donated to Interfaith Outreach as well as Sharing and Caring Hands and Mary’s Place. You may place your carefully wrapped baskets on the tables in the Gathering Space during the weekend of March 16-17. You are sure to bring a smile to a child’s face this Easter. They really look forward to receiving a basket full of goodies. 

Easter Basket collection