What is Holy Week?

From early times Christians have observed the week before Easter as a time of special devotion. As the pilgrim Egeria recorded in the late fourth century, Jerusalem contained many sacred places that were sites for devotion and liturgy. Numerous pilgrims to the holy city followed the path of Jesus in his last days. They formed processions, worshipped where Christ suffered and died, and venerated relics. From this beginning evolved the rites we observe today on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. These services provide a liturgical experience of the last days of Jesus' earthly life, as well as the time and events leading up to his resurrection.

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Sunday, December 18th at 4:00 pm

Traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols in Candlelight

Saturday, December 24th: Christmas Eve

5:00 pm Family Service

10:00 pm Midnight Mass

Sunday, December 25th: Christmas Day - No Service

Sunday, January 1st, New Year's Day

10:00 Said Mass, only

Sunday, January 7th, Feast of the Epiphany

8:00 am. Said Mass in the Chapel

10:00 am Choral Sung Mass