Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Holy Week Announcements 2012

HOLY WEEK BEGINS WITH PALM SUNDAY. 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 will truly make your Easter very joyful and special. (Click here for the Holy Week Schedule.)

LAST CALL FOR EASTER FLOWER DONATIONS – Simply place your donation in an envelope making certain your donation is clearly marked for “flowers” and drop in the collection basket ~ 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.

THIS MAUNDY THURSDAY’S SERVICE 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 ParishCenter. Special dishes of eggs, fruit, and hot cross buns will be served. Signup sheet located on the ushers’ cabinet.

SUNDAY SCHOOL will not be held Easter Day.

CASA MARIA CANCELLED APRIL 6TH - Most of you know that there is NO Casa Maria sandwich making this month, since April 6th is Good Friday. Next Casa Maria is Friday, May 4th. See you then!
--The Casa Maria Team