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Posted on April 08, 2020 in: Cluster News, St. Peter and Paul, St. Joseph, St. Mary

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday

This day begins the holiest three days of the year. Jesus gathered the disciples to His supper to make them sharers of His great work of redemption. At Mass, on this night WE ARE THOSE DISCIPLES. We share in work of redemption and are fed by His body and blood. Mass of the Lord's Supper will be broadcasted live at 7:00 p.m. on our cluster's Facebook page. If you have not followed our Facebook page please click here.

Jesus this night told His disciples "I have set you an example so that you should do as I have done for you" (John 13:15). The church does this by taking up a collection of charity. We share Jesus' work by caring for the poor. If you have been saving money for the CRS Rice Bowls this is the best time to turn them in by counting the money, writing out a check, and mailing it in. 

Good Friday

This day our Savior died for us on the cross, it is not a day of mourning but of quiet awe. Something great and mysterious is happening. So on this day we break our routine and enter into a fast. Fasting may look different during this uncertain time; maybe we don't watch Netflix, turn on the TV, or indulge ourselves with food. Instead, we choose to go hungry and be quiet to let the mystery of Christ fill us.

Join Maryknoll in their "Virtual Way of the Cross for Economic and Ecological Justice" at 12 noon. Click here to RSVP. If you would like to learn more about this event click here.

Our Parishes' Commemoration of the Passion will be broadcasted live at 3 p.m. on our Facebook page.

Holy Saturday

The world goes on its way but Jesus' followers continue a quiet vigil on this day. We await the Lord's resurrection late Saturday night.

There will be a blessing of food baskets at St. Joseph Church, on Holy Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this tradition we'll be structured differently this year. 

  • Each basket will be blessed individually as people arrive.
  • We ask that only one person from each family come into the church.
  • Please enter through the main doors and exit through the side door.
  • If when you come in there are other people, please make sure to maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet.

Our Parishes' celebration of the Easter Vigil Mass will also be broadcasted on our Facebook Page at 8 p.m. Please keep our 6 catechumens (listed below) in your prayers as they were scheduled to receive their sacraments during this celebration and will now have to wait until after the passing of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to celebrate their baptism at the Pentecost Vigil on May 30th.

Those Chosen for the Easter Sacraments:

  • Christopher Brick
  • Elisha Garcia
  • Skyven Garcia
  • Dulce Flores
  • Julia Canessa
  • Leyicet Rodriguez

Easter Sunday

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. New clothes, Easter bonnets, baskets of goodies, and great meals all this tells us it is a great day. The Church joins together at the Lord's table to celebrate the Lord's victory. He has risen!

Masses will be broadcasted at the regular times 8:30 a.m (English), 10:30 a.m. (Spanish), and 12:30 p.m. (Haitian Creole). Join us on Facebook for the celebration.

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