JESUS CHRIST IS TRULY RISEN!
SCHEDULE FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021
Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass at 7:30 and 10:00 a.m.
Palms will be distributed at all Masses, and the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ will be read.
Holy Week 2021
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - Mass at 8:00 a.m.
Holy Thursday, April 1
Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7:00 p.m.
Please note that there is no Mass in the morning.
Good Friday, April 2
Liturgy of the Cross - 12:30 p.m.
There will not be a passion play this year.
EASTER VIGIL - SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2021
at 9:00 P.M.
The Easter Vigil is the biggest and most important Mass in the life of the Catholic Church. The new fire of resurrections is lit and the Paschal Candle blessed. New members of the Church celebrate baptism, confirmation and communion as we all renew our baptismal vows. And most importantly of all - the resurrection of Jesus Christ Our Lord is proclaimed!
There will not be a blessing of the Easter baskets this year.
EASTER SUNDAY - APRIL 4
Mass of Easter Dawn - 7:30 a.m.
Mass of Easter Day - 10:00 a.m.
SCHEDULE FOR THE EASTER SEASON
Three Days: The Holy Triduum of Easter begins the night of Holy Thursday
"The summit of the whole liturgical year is in the Sacred Easter Triduum of the passion and resurrection of the Lord, which is prepared for by 40 days of Lent and then celebrated for the 50 days of the Easter Season."
Pope John Paul II,
Pastoral Letter "Paschalis sollemnitatis", 16 January 1988
Our Holy Week, Triduum and Easter Season will be a little different this year, but they will be celebrated! In 2020, out of love for humanity, the Catholic Church suspended public liturgies and other activities in many places throughout the world.
In 2021, Mass is back! There will still be, however, safety precautions and adjustments. These will be announced and explained as we go along. Please be assured that the whole parish staff and all our volunteers are doing all we can to assure your safety while inviting everyione into the mystery of Christ's death and resurrection.
Resources to Celebrate Easter at Home
There are many wonderful Easter Masses being broadcast. Besides the diocesan Mass with Bishop Kevin Rhoades, here are a few suggestions:
Mass from Notre Dame University Basilica, South Bend
Mass with Bishop Robert Barron, Los Angeles, California
Mass from EWTN
Santa Misa en español de la Universidad de Notre Dame en South Bend, Indiana
Santa Misa en español de San Fernando, California
Perhaps even better than TV Mass is for family to gather and pray together, for each household is truly the Domestic Church, the basic building block of the Church Universal - One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic.
An excellent resource is found at worship.pastoral.center
Our parish has a subscription, so use it freely and often!