Lent and Easter

During Lent and Easter at Holy Name of Jesus, you’ll have many opportunities to worship, reflect and become more engaged in your faith.

One such opportunity is to use your free subscription to FORMED.org.  Information about our parish subscription can be found at https://www.hnoj.org/formed.

See details about our Holy Week/Easter schedule below. You may also download our Lenten Guide.

New: Also check out our Lenten Family Evening taking place March 29.


Ash Wednesday, March 1 - Day of Abstinence and Fast*

Start Lent by celebrating Ash Wednesday with the community:

6:45 a.m., Mass with cantor, ashes distributed
9 a.m., HNOJ School Mass, nursery available
5:30 p.m., Faith Formation hosted Mass with parish children/youth choirs
7:15 p.m., Faith Formation hosted Mass with adult choir

Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 3, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. Asian Seafood Buffet hosted by the Knights of Columbus
Friday, March 24, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.
Good Friday, April 14, 3 p.m.

Passion Play

Come experience the Passion of our Lord at the Passion Play, a performance prepared by HNOJ's Year 1 Confirmation students

Friday, March 17
7:30 p.m., doors open
8 p.m., play begins

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

The Passion of Jesus according to Luke will be proclaimed. Procession, blessing and distribution of palms augment our Liturgy.

Saturday, April 8
5 p.m.

Sunday, April 9
8:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.

Reconciliation Opportunities

The Church offers the Sacrament of Reconciliation to provide us the opportunity to experience God's mercy and forgiveness.

Tuesday, March 21, Parish Reconciliation Service at 7 p.m.

Saturdays, Individual Reconciliation available after 8 a.m. Mass


Holy Thursday - April 13

Presentation of the holy oils, 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

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 of the faithful who pray, sing, fast, watch and wait together. Sign-up sheets with two-hour intervals will be in the Good Samaritan Center.

Good Friday - April 14 - Day of Abstinence and Fast*

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 Veneration of the Cross; nursery available

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night - April 15

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.

8 p.m. Easter Vigil Liturgy

The Easter Season

Community celebration of praise and joy at the Resurrection of our Savior Jesus.

Easter Sunday - April 16

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)

*No nursery on Easter*

Pentecost Sunday - June 4

The Easter Season concludes with Pentecost, when we celebrate the presence and gifts of the Holy Spirit. We invite you to wear the colors of fire (red, orange and yellow) to add to the visual symbols of fire and water.

Mass at 5 p.m. (May 14), 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

*Abstinence (not eating meat) obliges Catholics who are 14 years of age and older. Fast (one full meal and two smaller ones with nothing in between) obliges those between 18 and 60 years of age. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence and fast. Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence.