Saturday March 24, 2018

Holy Week for me starts tonight – with the Saturday Vigil Mass for Palm Sunday.  This has become a very emotional week for me and without any doubt, my favorite spiritual week of the year.  I have been very diligent with my prayer life this Lent building up to this week…it is my hope and prayer that you are ready.  Again, I am pleading that you all clear your calendar this coming week and spend each and everyday – through next Sunday – at church, experiencing the beauty of what is the Triduum.  If you’re looking for a place to experience this, please join us at St. Mary Magdalen.  Here is your schedule for the week.

Tuesday, March 27 – A night for Reconciliation from 6-9PM

Wednesday, March 28 – Tenebrae at 7PM

Thursday, March 29 – Mass celebrating the Last Supper at 7PM

Friday, March 30 – the only day of the year the Catholic faith does not celebrate Mass.  We will have a service venerating the Cross, reflecting on the Passion and Death of Jesus.  This service will start at 3PM.

Saturday, March 31 – the most beautiful liturgy of the Catholic Church.  I CAN’T STRESS THIS ENOUGH…if you’ve never been (too long, our children our too young), find a way to attend this Mass.  If you’ve  been before, come again.

Sunday, April 1 – Easter Sunday – our Masses are 7:30AM, 9:30AM and 11:30AM.  Even if you went on Saturday, take the time to celebrate Christs’ Resurrection again on Sunday – an hour of your life you WILL GET BACK.

And it doesn’t end there…

Sunday, April 8 – Divine Mercy Sunday.

Again, I’ll pull from one of the readings from today – our Gospel from today’s readings:

Now the Passover of the Jews was near,
and many went up from the country to Jerusalem
before Passover to purify themselves.

Have you readied yourself for the Passover – no?  See our Tuesday schedule above…there is still time to get to confession.

Tenth Station – Jesus is Stripped of His Garments

God Bless – have a great Holy Week.

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