This week begins the holiest week of the liturgical year. We hope many of you can join us for as many of the important events of this week as you can. Wednesday evening is the celebration of Tenebrae, a solemn and prayerful ending to our Lenten season. We gather in scripture, prayer, and song to mark the end of Lent, and usher in the Triduum, the sacred feast that forms the basis of our faith.
For those of you who are daily Mass persons, especially during Lent, there can be no morning Masses on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Holy Week. We do offer the Liturgy of the Hours, led by our clergy, and prayed in unison with the whole Church. Liturgy of the Hours will be prayed Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning at 7:30 AM, at Saint Mary Church.
Even though it is three days, the Triduum is meant to be viewed as one celebration. At Precious Blood Parish, we will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Saint Mary Church on Thursday evening, The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Friday afternoon at Saint Agnes Church, and the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night at Saint Mary Church. Please check the times for all services in the bulletin.
As we are one parish now, with two church buildings, we celebrate all the parts of the Triduum together, as one people of faith. We hope your presence with us will help us to mark this solemn statement of faith, and encourage you to arrive early, as we anticipate that some services will be crowded. Remember, a full church is a great sign of hope!
May you be blessed with a peaceful and prayerful Holy Week, as we all anticipate the joy of Easter, where we celebrate that, “He is Risen.”