“Today we begin Holy Week. This week, we leave our clutter behind. We concentrate our thoughts on the love God has shown us through Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. These are important days. Plan to spend this week, as much as possible, in prayer.
March 30th the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered in all parishes of the diocese. Here at St. Patrick a priest will be available to hear confessions from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Tuesday of Holy Week
Please pray for all priests as they Renew their commitment to Priestly Service (to spread always and everywhere the good fragrance of Christ.) 8:00 pm—Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral
Wednesday of Holy Week
9:30 am—Mass for the children, parents and faculty of St. Patrick Catholic Academy. All are welcome to attend.
8:15 am—Morning Prayer
7:30 pm—Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Each year at the conclusion of the Holy Thursday Liturgy of the Last Supper, there is a solemn procession to the Altar of Repose on which the Blessed Sacrament is placed. This is the Eve of Good Friday, the time when Jesus experienced the Agony in the Garden. Jesus asks “Can you not watch one hour with me? “ You may plan to make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament until 11:40 pm when we will pray Night Prayer.
12:00 Noon—The Stations of the Cross
3:00 pm—Solemn Service of the Passion with Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion (There will be a special Pontifical Collection. The revenue for this collection will be used for support of the Holy Places including pastoral, charitable, educational and social works which the Church supports in the Holy Land for the welfare of Christian brethren and of the local communities.