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PASCHAL TRIDUUM!

Woodcut_Style_Easter_LiliesThe Holy Three Days start in the evening hours of Maundy Thursday (a Good Friday Vigil Mass)  recalling the institution of the Eucharist and Servant-hood Ministry. The liturgy continues at noon on Friday as the Stations of the Cross are performed and the church remains open for contemplation of the Holy Mystery of the Cross until 3 p.m. the hour of the death of Christ Jesus. On that same evening a final service is held and the Passion Gospel read. Holy Saturday is a “quiet day” and Deacon Joyce will read the names of the dead in the courtyard. The final day of the three days is Resurrection Sunday aka EASTER. Join us for the experience of the Paschal Triduum.

6:30 P.M. Maundy Thursday Vigil Mass followed by “standing watch” in the chapel of repose until dawn. Members are invited to “keep watch” in the chapel.

6:30 P.M. Good Friday service, consumption of the Pre Sanctified and The Passion Gospel.

Noon Saturday, prayers of the Dead in the Garden led by Deacon Joyce Jackson.

10:30 A.M. The Feast of the Resurrection (EASTER SUNDAY) High Solemn Festival Mass.

PARTNERSHIPS: They are vital if we are to prevail

Partnerships are critical to the life of this church and to the cause of Justice.  Here are some of the most valued partnerships that we have. We ask you to follow them, support them, give them notice because they are changing the world in fabulous ways:

Anna’s Arts for Kids mentors and teaching children who are intellectually rich and economically poor: www.annasarts.org (more…)

On Holy Prayer – Shared thoughts with ArchBishop Michael Ramsey

From Arch Bishop Ramsey’s Book “Be Still and Know…” the following words of wisdom are offered by that great divine:

  • To be with God wondering, that is adoration.
  • To be with God gratefully, that is thanksgiving.
  • To be with God ashamed, that is contrition.
  • To be with God with others on the heart, that is intercession.
  • The secret is the quest of God’s presence: “Thy face Lord will I seek.”

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