HOLY WEEK 2023
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Confessions, 2:30 p.m to 3:45 p.m.
Vigil Mass, 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 2, 2023
Palm will be given out at all the Masses
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Confessions from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Church open for adoration and visits
until 10:00 p.m.
Celebration of Our Lord’s Passion
Friday, April 7, 2023
Church open for visits and personal prayer, and
private Stations of the Cross at 11:00 a.m.
Easter Vigil Mass
Saturday, April 8, 2023
No 4:00 p.m. Vigil
Sunday, April 9, 2023
Stations of the Cross
Fridays at 1:30 pm
GOOD FRIDAY—April 7
The Bishops of the United States prescribe, as minimal obligation, that all persons who are fourteen years of age and older are bound to abstain from eating meat on all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday. Further, all persons eighteen years of age and older, up to and including their fifty-ninth birthday, are bound to fast by limiting themselves to a single full meal on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, while the other two meals on those days are to be light.
GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION
On Good Friday, April 7th we celebrate the mystery of the Lord’s Passion, contemplating the sacrifice by which Jesus redeemed the human race from sin and death. It also has been our longstanding tradition as Catholics to offer alms in support of the Catholic Community in the Holy Land. As directed by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, funds generated by this collection support programs and services in the Holy Land. Support is needed to maintain the sacred places, to provide educational and pastoral programs as well as outreach programs for the poor through established charitable institutions. On behalf of those Christians in so much need, Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez, D.D. has asked our most generous and sacrificial support of the Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land on April 7th.An envelope has been provided in your packet.
The next Pre-Baptism class will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM in the Rectory Meeting Room. This class is mandatory for both parents who have not attended a class within the last two years.
Pre-Registration is required. Please call the Rectory at 610-872-6192 to register for the class. A date for Baptism can be scheduled after attending this class.