The week preceding Easter and the final week of Lent, Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Holy Saturday. Holy Week includes Holy Thursday (also known as Maundy Thursday) and Good Friday, which, together with Holy Saturday, are known as the Triduum or the Three Great Days. During Holy Week, Christians commemorate the last days of Jesus’ earthly ministry, leading up to His death and Passion on Good Friday, and His Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Therefore, while Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, it also anticipates the joy of Easter through the recognition of God’s grace and goodness in sending His Son to die for our salvation.
Maundy Thursday ~ Thursday, April 6, 2023 7:00 PM – Maundy Thursday Liturgy
This service celebrates the institution of the Lord’s Supper, and our baptismal call to serve each other, just as Jesus served, symbolized by the washing of feet. The word “maundy” is derived from the Latin “mandatum” or “mandate,” referring to Jesus’ words: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, as I have loved you.”
Good Friday ~ Friday, April 7, 2023
11:00 AM – Good Friday Liturgy
In this observance of Jesus’ Passion, we celebrate our baptismal call to join in the suffering and death of Christ, as our only path to salvation. In meditating on Jesus’ Cross, we affirm our belief that through His death and resurrection, we find eternal life.
Holy Saturday ~ Saturday, April 8, 2023 The Great Vigil of Easter (at home)
Individuals & families are encouraged to make use of the “Great Vigil of Easter: Home Edition” booklet available here: Easter Vigil Home Edition
Easter Sunday ~ Sunday, April 9, 2023
10:00 AM – Holy Baptism & Holy Communion
The Resurrection of Jesus, the Lord of all love and all life, is the center of our faith. Because Jesus is alive, we find new life in Him. This life-changing event–the turning point of human history–will be celebrated with great joy and praise; “Alleluia, Christ is Risen–the Lord is Risen indeed, Alleluia!”