This week we begin Holy Week, the most solemn time of the entire Church year. I invite all of you to come and pray during some of the most beautiful
liturgies of the year. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, commemorating Christ's entry into the city of Jerusalem, where five days later he would die.
Tuesday, at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, our bishop consecrates all the holy oils which will be used in our diocese for the
coming year. Wednesday is Tenebrae, the service of darkness, which remembers that Christ was abandoned by most of his closest colleagues, His Apostles.
On Holy Thursday, we will celebrate the Mass of the Lord's Supper. We also recall Christ's institution of the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and
Holy Orders. The washing of feet symbolizes Christ's act of service ("as I have done, you must also do"). The washing of feet was a task that was
delegated to a lowly servant. Good Friday commemorates the passion and death of Our Savior. It includes the recitation of the Passion and the
veneration of the cross. On Holy Saturday, we celebrate Christ's rising from the dead. Please see the link below for the times of our services.
Have a Holy Week and God bless you!
Fr. Bill Jerse
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