Thursday, April 16, 2017
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.