Holy Week Schedule 2019

Holy Week 2019: April 14 – 21

Follows will be the schedule for the Holy Week liturgies:

Palm Sunday: Low Masses 7:00am, 9:00am;  Sung Mass: 11:30am

Monday – Wednesday: normal mass schedule (6:30am Mon,Tues;  6:30am & 6:00pm Wed.  No Wed novena devotions)

Holy Thursday: Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00pm

Good Friday: Stations of the Cross 12:00pm;   Solemn Mass of the Presanctified: 3:00pm

***Holy Saturday: Solemn Mass of the Vigil of Easter: 4:00pm <—please note time! This is not a typo (see below).

Easter Sunday: Low Masses 7:00am, 9:00am;  Sung Mass: 11:30am

Please note the following in regards to the Holy Week liturgies:

In 2018, we were selected as one of the apostolates who were given permission to participate in a three-year ad experimentum use of the Holy Week liturgies as they were celebrated prior to the so-called “restored” Holy Week of 1955.   

The pre-1955 liturgies are very ancient and were in use in the Latin Church for almost two millennia before significant alterations were made in 1955 as part of the overall “liturgical renewal” taking place in the Church at that time.  

***With respect to the pre-1955 Holy Saturday liturgy, please note that it is somewhat longer (approx 4 hours) and concludes with the office of Vespers (not Lauds as in ’62), hence the liturgy is properly celebrated in the mid-afternoon so that it may conclude in the early evening (ie, the normal time of Vespers).  

Please also note that the Holy Saturday liturgy still counts for your Sunday/Easter obligation to attend Mass.  If you attend the Holy Saturday Easter Vigil it is not required to attend one of the Easter morning Masses the next day (although you are certainly welcome to.)