Holy Week is the focus of the Christian faith! The worship this week is centered on the story of the final week of the life of Jesus Christ. It begins on Palm Sunday where our worship remembers Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The Church is decorated with palms and the banners and vestments are red, remembering Christ's passion.
On Maundy Thursday, we remember Jesus' final meal with his disciples, his washing of their feet as an act of love and the new commandment he gave us to "love one another as I have loved you." The Maundy Thursday worship returns to white as this is the night of the establishment of the Sacrament of the Eucharist. At the end of the worship, the church is stripped bare reminding us of Jesus' impending arrest and crucifixion.
Good Friday is the day we remember Jesus' death on the cross. The Good Friday liturgy is an ancient one which features the Solemn Collects - short reflective prayers for the welfare of the world for which Jesus died.
Holy Saturday is the one day where there is NO Sacrament in the tabernacle - the church is truly empty awaiting the Resurrection.
Palm Sunday is April 2, 2023 and we will worship at 10 am with a Passion Litugy shaped by the Gospel stories.
Maundy Thursday is April 6, 2023 and marks the beginning of the Sacred Triduum. Worship is at 7 pm.
Good Friday is April 7, 2023. There are two liturgies that day: Noon with Veneration of the Cross and 7 pm with Veneration of the Cross and Communion from Reserved Sacrament.
The Great Vigil of Easter is April 8, 2023 and will begin at 7 pm.