Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Announcements for Holy Week 2016

Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 3rd at 2 PM for The Fox Sextet Concert. The concert will be performed by the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music’s Student Jazz Ensemble. Concert will benefit Youth on Their Own. The suggested donation is $10 per person.

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 any time during the Watch Before the Altar which in turn will be used to decorate the Church during Easter.

HOLY WEEK BEGAN 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.

Wednesday in Holy Week
7:00 PM – Tenebrae Service

Tenebrae (Latin for "shadows" or "darkness") is a Christian religious service celebrated in the Holy Week within Western Christianity, on the evening before or early morning of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Tenebrae is distinctive for its gradual extinguishing of candles while a series of readings and psalms are chanted or recited. - Wikipedia. We celebrate Tenebrae this Wednesday at 7 PM.

Maundy Thursday
7:00 PM – Parish Center – Seder Meal ~ Liturgy of the Word ~ High Mass of the Institution of the Lord’s Supper with Sermon, Procession to the Altar of Repose

This Maundy Thursday's service begins in the Parish Center at 7 PM with a Seder Meal representing the LORD’S Supper, followed by Washing of the Feet. We then move to the Church for the remainder of the High Mass, ending with the procession to the Altar of Repose and the Stripping of the Altars. Reservation sheet for dinner is located in back of church.

9:00 PM – Beginning of the Watch

The schedule for a Watch before the Altar of Repose is located in the back of church. Be sure to sign up to spend some time with Our Lord in prayer and meditation between Holy Thursday and the Good Friday liturgy.

Good Friday 
12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM – Service of Reflection on Christ’s Last Seven Words on the Cross ~ Opportunity for Confession and Reconciliation ~ Priest Available

7:00 PM – Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday

Noon until 1 PM is a Service of Reflection on Christ’s last seven words on the cross. The opportunity for confession and reconciliation is available. The Good Friday Service begins at 7 PM in church.

Holy Saturday

8:30 AM – Liturgy of the Day

7:00 PM – The Great Vigil of Easter ~ Service of Light, Holy Baptism and the First High Mass of Easter

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 after the 7 PM Easter Vigil Service. In the Parish Center, special dishes of eggs, fruit, and hot cross buns will be served. Sign-up sheet located in back of church

Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day

7:45 AM – Mass with Homily

9:00 AM – Family Mass (Easter Egg Hunt Following Mass)

10:15 AM – High Mass with Sermon

12:30 PM – Misa en Español

(No 5:00 PM Mass Easter Day)

Parish offices closed ~ Good Friday and Easter Monday