Monday, April 10, 2006

Announcements for Holy Week 2006

2006 Holy Week Calendar
Monday, April 10th - Monday in Holy Week
5:30 PM Low Mass (for Nuclear Disarmament)
Tuesday, April 11th - Tuesday in Holy Week
8:05 AM Mass
Wednesday, April 12th - Wednesday in Holy Week
11:45 AM Confessions
12:10 PM Low Mass and Unction (Healing Mass)
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal - Church
Thursday, April 13th - Maundy Thursday
9:30 AM Sung Mass with Homily (for the School; all are welcome)
7:00 PM High Mass of the Institution of the Lord's Supper,
with Sermon, Procession to the Altar of Repose,
and Stripping of Altar
Friday, April 14th - Good Friday - Strict Fast and Abstinence
11:00 AM Confessions
12:00 Noon Way of the Cross and Homily
7:00 PM Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
Fast until after The Vigil
Saturday, April 15th - Holy Saturday - Special Devotion & Self Denial
8:00 AM Ante-Communion
9:00 AM to Confessions
10:00 AM
7:00 PM The Great Vigil of Easter,
The Service of Light, and
The First High Mass of Easter
Lenten Fast ends
Sunday, April 16th - The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day
7:30 AM Morning Prayer
8:00 AM Mass with Homily
9:45 AM Child Care
10:00 AM High Mass with Sermon

HOLY WEEK BEGINS WITH PALM SUNDAY - the calendar above lists the complete schedule of services. You are urged to make every effort to attend these most solemn services of the Christian year. These services have a wonderful cathartic effect and willl truly make your Easter very joyful and special.

LAST CALL FOR EASTER FLOWER DONATIONS - please include your donation in the envelope from your pledge card box or make certain your donation is clearly marked for "flowers." Also, everyone is invited to bring flowers to the Altar of Repose anytime during the Watch Before the Altar, which in turn will be used to decorate the Church during Easter.

begins in the Parish Center with a Seder Meal representing the Lord's Supper, Washing of the Feet, then to the Church with the remainder of the High Mass with the procession to the Altar of Repose and the Stripping of the Altars. Please sign up on the dinner sign up sheet located on the ushers' cabinet.

ALTAR OF REPOSE- the schedule for a Watch before the Altar of Repose still has blank spaces. Be sure to sign up to spend some time with Our Lord in prayer and meditation between Holy Thursday and the Good Friday liturgy.

EASTER CONFESSIONS - your preparation for Easter communion should include an examination of conscience and making your confession. This is a traditional and good way to get yourself ready to greet the Resurrection. An introduction and help sheet is available in the rear of the church, and the times of confession are listed within Holy Week Calendar. Please prayerfully consider this excellent spiritual exercise for your life.

BRING AND RING YOUR BELLS - participate in ringing your very own bells throughout the Gloria (along with a great organ fanfare and singing) at the Easter Vigil service.

EASTER VIGIL BREAK FAST - everyone is invited to break the fast and welcome the newly baptized after the Easter Vigil service in the Parish Center. Special dishes of eggs, fruit, and hot cross buns will be served. Sign up sheet located on the ushers' cabinet.

Please note that due to the Easter Vigil service, we will not have the 5:00 PM Mass on the Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day. Sunday School and Maturing in Faith will not be held Easter Day.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED Good Friday and Easter Monday