Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week

Commemorate the holiest week of the year and walk with Jesus as he makes his way to the cross. Enter Jerusalem with Jesus on Palm Sunday. Remember the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. Keep watch with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Behold Christ crucified on Good Friday. Be led from darkness into light at the Great Vigil of Easter.

Palm Sunday, April 14

Weekdays in Holy Week

8 am – Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Memorial Chapel
No Holy Communion on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

Noon – Holy Communion With Healing Ministries
Memorial Chapel
Wednesday only, April 17

4:40 pm – Evening Prayer
Memorial Chapel

Noon & 5 pm – Sacrament Of Reconciliation — Confession
Good Shepherd Altar in the Church
Monday to Wednesday only, April 15-17

THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM

What is the Triduum?

Paschal Triduum, Sacred Triduum, Easter Triduum, Holy Triduum, or the Three Holy Days are basically one continuous liturgy that begins with the institution of Holy Communion on Maundy Thursday and concludes with the most important liturgy of the year: the Great Vigil of Easter.

Illustrated Guide to the Triduum

Maundy Thursday, April 18

Noon – Holy Communion
Memorial Chapel
Said Service With Homily; No Stripping Of The Altar

6:30 pm – Maundy Thursday Service History & Traditions
Education Building, Room 114

7 pm – Choral Holy Communion*
Church
with Foot Washing & Stripping of the Altar

7 pm – Uptown Contemporary Service*
Ascension Chapel
with Foot Washing & Stripping of the Altar

The Vigil at the Altar of Repose
begins as soon as the Blessed Sacrament is taken to Memorial Chapel near the conclusion of the Maundy Thursday liturgy, and continues until 8 am on Good Friday.

*Nursery available

Good Friday, April 19

Noon – Solemn Liturgy Of Good Friday*
Church
with Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion from the Pre-sanctified Gifts

5:30 pm – Good Friday Service History & Traditions
Education Building, Room 114

6 pm – Solemn Liturgy Of Good Friday*
Church
with Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion from the Pre-sanctified Gifts

6 pm – Uptown Contemporary Good Friday Service*
Ascension Chapel

6 pm – Children’s Good Friday Liturgy*
Education Building, Nursery
For children in kindergarten to 3rd grade.

*Nursery available

Holy Saturday, April 20

7:30 pm – Easter Vigil History & Traditions
Education Building, Room 114

8 pm – The Great Vigil Of Easter*
Church

The Kindling of the New Fire; the Vigil of lessons that tell the story of redemption from Creation to Jesus Christ; the first Easter celebration of Holy Communion. The people are invited to bring bells to ring after the Easter Acclamation and the return of “Alleluia!”

*Nursery available

Easter Sunday, April 21

The Sunday of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ

7 am – Holy Communion With Hymns
Church

9 & 11:15 am – Traditional Service*
Church

9 & 11:15 amUptown Contemporary Service*
Ascension Chapel

No evening services, Sunday School, nor Children’s Chapel on Easter Sunday.

*Nursery available