6:00 pm each Friday during Lent.
Holy Thursday ~ Thursday, April 2, 2015
7:00 pm The Mass of the Lord's Supper
Washing of Feet
Transfer of the Holy Eucharist
Adoration until 10pm
Good Friday ~ Friday, April 3, 2015
3:00 pm Stations of the Cross
5:00 pm Living Stations of the Cross (Vincentian Group)
7:00 pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion
Saturday, April 3, 2015
1:00pm Easter Egg Hunt DON'T BE LATE! Ages 2-10
The Easter Vigil Mass ~ Saturday, April 3, 2015
7:00 pm Easter Vigil Mass
The Service of Light and Blessing of Fire
Lighting of the Candle
Blessing of the Water
Baptism, Confirmation, Laying on of Hands
and Anointing with Chrism
Sunday, April 4, 2015
8:00 am Easter Sunday Mass
11:00 am Easter Sunday Mass
A letter from Msgr. Scott Friend, concerning the Holy Thursday Collection:
Dear friends in Christ,
Several years ago we established the Holy Thursday collection to give everyone the opportunity to help support the education of our seminarians. Your generosity has been overwhelming, and I want to thank you for your prayers and support. I am glad to share with you the good news that your investment in the education of the future priests of our diocese is bearing much fruit. We currently have 41 seminarians and anticipate growing even more this fall. Last year we celebrated the ordination of 4 new priests and one transitional deacon. This year we anticipate the celebration of 5 more deaconate ordinations! In 2016, God willing, 6 men will be prepared to take their vows of ordination to the priesthood to serve you. We are hopeful that in the coming years we will have even more diocesan priests than we do today!
I invite you once again this year to open your hearts and help support these young men who will someday be your priests. Currently, with 41 diocesan seminarians at a cost of $32,000 per year to educate each one equals to a total cost of $1,344,000.00. We need your help to be able to prepare our seminarians for the priesthood. Every dollar is important. Every gift is an expression of faith.
Many of you have envelopes for this collection in your monthly packets. I have also asked every pastor to place envelopes in the pews this weekend. Anytime between now and Easter, you can put the envelope either in the parish collection basket, or you can mail your contribution directly to the diocese. In addition, the parish has the “Testamentary Bequest and Transfer” brochures in the vestibule of your church. Please take a moment to prayerfully consider adding a bequest to the Seminarian Fund in your will.
I want to thank you on behalf of our seminarians for you generous support and prayers. I am very proud of our seminarians who are men of prayer and who work and study diligently so that they can be good and holy priests for you in the years to come. Please be assured that you are included in their daily prayers as well as in my own. I know you share my excitement about the number of seminarians in our diocese. I am confident that you will respond generously again this year to the Holy Thursday Collection, and I ask you to continue to pray for vocations and especially for our seminarians.
Sincerely in Christ,
Msgr. Scott Friend, Vicar General
Diocesan Director of Vocations