Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday)
4:30 PM (English Language)
6:30 PM (Polish Language)
Sunday, March 25, 2018
7:00 AM (English Language)
9:00 AM (English Language)
11:00 AM (English Language)
1:00 PM (Polish Language)
4:30 PM (English Language)
The blessing and distribution of palms takes place outside of church (weather permitting) with a procession to the Church in remembrance of Jesus’ procession into Jerusalem.
LENTEN ABSTINENCE: All persons, from the day after their fourteenth birthday, are bound by the law of abstinence which forbids the eating of meat, food prepared with meat, and meat by-products.
IN THE UNITED STATES: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fast and Abstinence. All other Fridays of Lent are days of “abstinence” only.
Holy Week & Easter Schedule
March 28 @ 7:00 PM – Communal Penance Service at St. Margaret Mary.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Individual Reconciliation
THE EASTER TRIDUUM
The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum— from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery.
The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.
The liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are: Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday), Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion, Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord (Holy Saturday) and Mass on Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 PM
After Communion, the Eucharist is taken in procession to the repository in the Chapel and adoration begins. All are welcome at adoration, which will end at Midnight. Below is a recommended schedule of adoration according to last names of families:
9:00 PM (P thru S)
9:30 PM (T thru Z)
10:00 PM (E thru G)
10:30 PM (A thru D)
11:00 PM (H thru K)
11:30 PM (L thru O)
Adoration ends at midnight. Vigiling or “Keeping Watch” is a long standing tradition within the Church.
VIGILING OR “WAITING” WITH THE LORD
It has been a long standing tradition in our parish to “vigil or keep watch” on the evening of Holy Thursday after the celebration until Midnight. The Church extends this vigiling throughout Friday and into Holy Saturday as a way of marking these special days. Ideally, these three days would be days where the community would stop their normal activities of life and spend time in prayer and preparation of the most important evening of the year – the celebration of the Easter Vigil. Since we live in a less than idyllic place, we instead ask that volunteers watch and pray around the clock, so that the community’s work of watching continues throughout these days.
We invite you to represent the community by signing up to pray in Church during these days; a sign up chart is located in Bethany Lobby. Come and “watch one hour” in prayer. The Church will be open day and night during these days of vigil.to Top
Friday, March 30, 2018
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA: 11:45 AM
Service of the Lord’s Passion at 12 Noon and again at 7:30 PM in English and 5:00 PM in Polish
Service of Scripture, Prayer, Adoration and Communion.
Good Friday Collection
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Blessing of Food/Easter Baskets: 11:00 AM, 12:45 and 1:45 PM in Polish and English
Easter Egg Hunt for Children on Holy Saturday: 11:45 AM on the Ministry Center Lawn
EASTER VIGIL MASSES
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA: 7:45 PM
(THERE ARE NO 4:30 & 6:30 PM SATURDAY MASSES)
Vigil Mass at 5:00 PM (in Polish)
Vigil Mass at 8:00 PM (in English)
During the Vigil Masses, there are the baptisms and the reception of the catechumens and candidates into the Easter Mysteries. Following the Mass, there is a welcoming of those receiving the Easter Sacraments, and the “breaking of the Lenten / Triduum fast” with refreshments in Bethany Lobby.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
EASTER SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE:
5:00 AM Easter Mass (in Polish Language)
7:00 AM Easter Mass (In English)
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA: 8:45 AM
9:00 AM Easter Mass (In English)
11:00 AM Easter Mass (In English)
1:00 PM Easter Mass (in Polish Language)
Masses are often crowded because of the many visitors who attend on this day. Please plan to come early.
There is no 4:30 PM Mass on Easter Sunday.
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy is a devotion based on the visions of Jesus as reported by Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), known as the “Apostles of Mercy.” She was a Polish Sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and canonized as a Catholic Saint in 2000.
A Novena will be said for nine consecutive days. According to Faustina’s words, Jesus himself in a vision, asked to pray the Divine Mercy, celebrated each year on the 1st Sunday after Easter. The Novena began on Good Friday. There is a prayer intention for a specific group of people on each of the nine days. Please join us.
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA SCHEDULE:
Good Friday – 11:45 AM
Holy Saturday – 7:45 PM
Easter Sunday – 8:45 AM
Easter Monday – 9:00 AM
Tuesday – 9:00 AM
Wednesday – 9:00 AM
Thursday – 9:00 AM
Friday – 10:00 AM
Saturday – 4:15 PM
Join us for Divine Mercy Sunday: April 23, 2017
Holy Hour 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Divine Mercy Chaplet