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Holy Week and Easter Schedule
At the very heart of liturgical year is the celebration of the Triduum during Holy Week. This is one single liturgy that unfolds over the course of three days. It is the solemn celebration of the suffering, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Holy Thursday April 13, 2017
7:00pm Mass of the Lord's Supper - followed by continuous Adoration
* Adoration Schedule- Thursday straight through overnight to GoodFriday at 2pm.
All are welcome to drop in anytime to pray or sign up using the Sign-up Sheet in the main entrance / foyer. Join us to have people continuosly every hour in prayer overnight through to 2 p.m. on Good Friday. This prayer vigil recalls the events in the Garden of Gethsemani and also the time Jesus was kept in jail overnight. ( Matt 26:38, Matt 26:40, Mk 14:33-40 )
Good Friday April 14, 2017
3:00pm Service, The Lord's Passion - Liturgy of The Cross
7pm Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday April 15, 2017 -
12:00-2:00pm Blessing of Food
Every half hour, 12 noon -2 p.m., all are welcome to bring food to be prepared for their Easter meals to be blessed, - a tradition here at St. Joseph’s for over 50 years.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Easter Vigil Mass - 8:00pm - Paschal Vigil Liturgy
Easter Sunday - April 16, 2017
Masses - * Please note times *
8:00amMass and Procession
10:00amMass ( Divine Mercy Chaplet right after Mass)
Sunday, April 23rd – Mercy Sunday
LENTEN FAST AND ABSTINENCE - Good Friday
Matthew 6:17, Matthew 9:14-15, Mark 2:20, Matthew 4:2, Matthew 17: 17-20, Acts 13:3 & 14:23,
Abstinence: The law of abstinence obliges all those who are over the age of 14.On days of abstinence meat is not eaten at any meal.The days of abstinence are Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
Fasting: Those between the ages of 18 and 59 years old are obliged to observe the laws on fasting.Traditionally, to fast means limiting oneself to one full meal in the day and two smaller meals. The two prescribed days of fasting are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
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Divine Mercy Novena - 6:30 p.m. Mondays, - (Note - NOT on Monday Holidays)
"I'm an avid fan of EWTN..".... "One of my favorite shows, ... is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, which I love, and when I've had a very stressful day, I'll come home -I've got it taped, and Kay and I will both listen, put it on and just sit back, relax, worship, and in that time of reflection, meditation, quietness I find myself renewed and restored."
- Rick Warren, Baptist / Evangelical pastor of Saddle-Back Church, author of "The Purpose-Driven Life" .
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Stop By This Week, while supplies last !
* Weekly Bread Collectionfor the Cornerstone Shelter / Soup Kitchen. (Drop-off Box in main foyer).
* Monthly - First Weekend of the Month - Collection of personal-care items for the Cornerstone Shelter. Drop off items in the marked box in the foyer. Thank you !
* Divine Mercy Devotion - Every Monday, 6:30 p.m. Every Monday, - except during winter storms, or major holidays etc.)