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Holy Saturday At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter: Apr 19, 2014

1st Reading: Genesis 1:1-2:2

In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters.
Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw …

Good Friday Worship Schedule

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014

Confessions: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Good Friday Liturgy: 12:00 NN
Confessions: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Station of the Cross: 3:00 PM

Good Friday, the day of Christ’s death, is the only day in the Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar on which celebration of Mass is …

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday): Apr 18, 2014

For the Holy Week Worship Schedule, please go HERE.

1st Reading: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
See, my servant shall prosper, he shall be raised high and greatly exalted. Even as many were amazed at him so marred was his look beyond human semblance and his appearance beyond that of the …

Holy Thursday Worship Schedule


Confessions: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Mid-day Prayer: 12:00 NN
Confessions: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 PM

On Holy Thursday, the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper is celebrated. It is generally celebrated only ONE TIME during the day …

Holy Thursday: Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Apr 17, 2014

1st Reading: Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14
The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it the first month of the year. Tell the whole community of Israel: On the tenth of …

Chrism Mass

The Chrism Mass is the Mass celebrated by the Bishop with the priests of his diocese on Holy Thursday (but often moved to a day earlier in the week because of the busy schedule of pastors in the last days before Easter) at which the …

Why does Easter Change its Date Every Year?

WHY is Easter “late” this year (April 20th)? The reason is that Easter is always the first, Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal, or Spring Equinox, which in 2014 is March 20. As the next full moon after the equinox is on …

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion: Apr 13, 2014

For the Holy Week Worship Schedule, please go HERE.
At the Procession with palms – gospel mt 21:1-11
When Jesus and the disciples drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite …

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Stations of the Cross

ADORATION of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Accompany Jesus on His last journey, as He makes His way to His crucifixion. Making the “Stations of the Cross” is one of the traditional ways we can pray and remember …

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Apr 6, 2014

1st Reading: Ezechial 37:12-14
Thus says the Lord GOD: O my people, I will open your graves and have you rise from them, and bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and …

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