Good Friday

On this day when Christ became our paschal sacrifice, the Church reflects on the Passion of our Lord Jesus, adores his cross, and intercedes for the salvation of the whole world. In accordance with ancient tradition the Church does not celebrate Mass on this day, but celebrates the Lord’s Passion.

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3PM. This liturgy is a continuation of the one begun Holy Thursday. During this celebration we commemorate our Lord’s Passion, we pray for the needs of the world, and we venerate the cross.

Scriptural Stations of the Cross at 7:30PMi n the upper church. This is a word and song service of about one hour. It is ideal for those who are not able to attend the 3:00 pm service or those who want to participate in a very prayerful, scriptural way of the cross. It will be led by the youth of our parish.

Holy Thursday

According to the Church’s ancient tradition, there is one liturgy in each community on this day. That liturgy is celebrated in the evening. The whole parish assembles, its various groups gathered as one church, to enter as one community into the first movement of the Easter Triduum.

We will celebrate the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30PM in the upper church. Immediately following Mass everyone is invited to spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

In keeping with an old tradition, following the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, we will visit three churches in the area. Anyone wishing to join this group is asked to meet in the parking lot immediately following Mass and we will carpool. We will return to St. Mary’s for Night Prayer at 11PM in the church.

Holy Week

As we continue our Lenten journey, we enter Holy Week – a time to remember and renew our commitment to the One who is the Way, the Truth and the Life!

Lenten Giving Tree
If you have taken a tag from the tree, please return the item(s) to the parish office this week.

Parish Office Hours for Easter
The parish office will close at 12 Noon on Holy Thursday, and will be closed all day on Good Friday, and on Easter Monday, April 22nd.

Holy Thursday
The evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be at 7:30PM, with visitation of churches immediately following. Night prayer will begin at 11PM. There will be no morning mass on Holy Thursday.

Good Friday
At 9AM, we will have Morning Prayer and at 3PM, the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion. From 7:30-8:30PM, we will reflect on the Stations of the Cross, presented by our youth group.

Holy Saturday
At 9AM, we will have Morning Prayer. Following Morning Prayer, help is welcomed to decorate the church for Easter. At 8PM, the Vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection will begin in front of the church.

Easter Sunday
We will celebrate Easter at the 7:45, 10AM and 12PM masses.