The Holiest of All Weeks
My dear brothers and sisters,
Today we enter, with the whole Church, into the holiest of all weeks. Symbolically, as we walked into the church, we walked into this time in which our hearts are pierced again as we see Jesus giving everything for us.
This week is definitely special. We not only remember some important events from the past, but we participate in them again. In a mysterious but real way, all these things happen again: Jesus comes to us, He gives us again the Eucharist, He suffers in agony, He is crucified, He rises again. This week is a time of salvation. It’s up to us to take advantage of it or to go through the motions. The Lord will give everything for us again. How are we going to accompany Him?
This week, let us make more time for prayer and meditation; let us participate actively in all the activities of the Triduum; let us give some comfort to the Lord with our fidelity and gratitude. Only in this way will we be able to truly rejoice with his resurrection.
With my prayers for a truly holy week.
Holy Week Schedule
Holy Thursday – April 2
6:30pm Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
8:00pm Visit to the 7 churches / Confessions / Adoration until 8:00 a.m.
Good Friday - April 3
3:00pm Celebration of the Passion of the Lord
6:00pm The 7 Words (St. Agnes Center)
7:00pm The Way of the Cross
8:00pm Office of Tenebrae (Church)
8:45pm Movie: The Passion of the Christ (St. Agnes)
Holy Saturday - April 4
9:00-11:30am Easter Retreat (St. Agnes Center)
8:00pm Easter Vigil 10:00pm Celebration (St. Agnes Center)
Easter Sunday - April 5
8:00am Easter Mass
9:30am Easter Egg Hunt
10:30am Easter Mass