Holy Week Schedule for 2021

Holy Week 2021

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

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

Sunday, March 28, 8:30. 10:30 and 5:30

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

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

Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m.

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 here.

Good Friday

Friday, April 2

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.

-Music Meditation 1 p.m.

-Rosary at 2:30 p.m.

-Liturgy of the Passion of Our Lord at 3 p.m. 

-Stations of the Cross 7 p.m.

Holy Saturday

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.

Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m.

Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of the Lord

Sunday, April 4, at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

no 5:30 p.m. Mass this day.

Easter Basket Collection Palm Sunday

HNOJ will be collecting ready-made Easter baskets March 27 and 28, Palm Sunday weekend. 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 along the east wall of the Good Samaritan Center before, during and after all Masses. 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. 


The watchfire is a Holy Name of Jesus tradition which provides an opportunity to pray and ponder our Lord’s sacrifice and anticipate His glorious resurrection. This fire is lit at the closure of the Holy Thursday Mass and extinguished at the Easter vigil on Saturday evening. 

You are invited to gather with family and friends to tend the fire and prayerfully prepare for the coming of our Lord this Easter. Please consider signing up for a two-hour time slot. Please contact Janet Bezdicek with questions.

Sign up today!