Upcoming Events

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HOLY WEEK IS HERE, April 14-21

   Palm Sunday begins our holiest week of the year. These days are the highpoint of every year. Just as Sundays are the culmination of every week - and are our weekly celebration of Easter, so the Triduum (the three days of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday) is the culmination of every year. These days celebrate the central mystery of our Christian faith - Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.   These days are so important that we should all be in attendance - children included. We encourage you to mark your calendars and to make time in your schedule to participate in these celebrations, and we encourage you to bring your children. If you have never attended these celebrations, this is the year to begin. Each celebration has its own special rituals that captivate our attention and invite our participation.

   Holy Week begins with the celebration of PASSION/PALM SUNDAY (April 14, Masses at 8:30 am, noon and 5 pm). We enter into this week with the reading of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the distribution of palms. We move quickly from that triumph to the reading of the Passion of Jesus from Mark’s Gospel.   The three days of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter are one continuous celebration of the mystery of our faith. We begin on HOLY THURSDAY (April 18, at Immaculate Conception Church, with soup supper at 5:30 pm, followed by Mass at 7:30 pm) with the remembrance of Jesus’ Last Supper with his friends.   GOOD FRIDAY (April 19 at 7 pm at St. Therese) is the celebration of Jesus’ suffering and death.  Our service this evening is very simple.  It includes the proclamation of the story of Jesus’ passion from the Gospel of John and prayers for the needs of the world.   THE EASTER VIGIL (April 20 at 8:30 pm at St. Therese) is the culminating service of these three days. We begin outside around the fire where we will bless the Paschal candle that symbolizes Christ our Light who lights our way through the year.

We invite you to join us for Holy Week this year!

Bible Study 2nd & 4th Wednesdays

Father Maurice leads Bible Study from 6-7:30pm on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays in the Parish Center.  The group is studying the Acts of the Apostles, and newcomers are always welcome.

                 *** Find this week's Bulletin and the Liturgical Ministers' Schedule on this website!