Plan for Holy Week

From the Desk of Father David

Dear Parishioners and Friends in Christ,

St. Paul reminds us of the cost Jesus paid for our salvation.  “Though he was in the form of God, He did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  (Philippians 2:6–11 NAB)

Holy Week celebrates Jesus’ tremendous love, willingness to save us, and give us eternal life.  Each of the Holy Week celebrations are unique and invite us deeper into this mystery.  Please plan on participating either in person or via live stream.  Holy Thursday evening begins with the celebration of the Lord’s Last Supper with Mass at 7 p.m.  The Church will remain open until 11 p.m. for those who would like to pray with Jesus.  On Good Friday we will do the Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s passion at 3 p.m. and a reflection on the Seven Last Words of Jesus at 7 p.m.  This reflection is to help us enter more deeply into the heart of Jesus.  The Easter Vigil celebrates the light of Christ shattering the darkness of the world.  We will renew our baptismal promises and we rededicate ourselves to bring the light of Christ to others.  It begins at 8 p.m.  On Easter Sunday the celebration continues with four Masses, one at 7:30 a.m., children’s mass at 9, 10:30 with the  Adult Choir and 12noon with the contemporary group. 

  Lord Jesus make our hearts like Yours.

Peace and healings,

Fr. David

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