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Holy Week and Easter 2020

Beginning with the Easter Triduum as its source of light, 

the new age of the Resurrection fills the whole liturgical year with its brilliance.


– Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1168

Holy Thursday 

No Morning Mass

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:30pm
English, Indonesian Spanish – 3 separate Liturgies

 

During the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the scriptures remind us of the first Passover when the Israelites prepared for their passage from slavery into freedom — just as we will pass from the slavery of sin into the freedom of life everlasting.

We celebrate Jesus sharing His last Passover meal with His friends. We also  celebrate His institution of the Eucharistic celebration and the priesthood – “Do this, in remembrance of me.” Our priests then wash the feet of twelve disciples as Christ did at the last supper.

 

The liturgy ends with the altar being stripped and a Eucharistic Procession as the Blessed Sacrament is taken to the Altar of Repose.  The Blessed Sacrament will be available for Adoration until 11pm.

Good Friday 

No Morning Mass

 

The Tre Ore, 12noon-3pm
Tre Ore is Italian for “three hours,” referring to the three hours Christ was on the Cross on Good Friday.  OLA’s  Tre Ore service will have a rosary (first hour), meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (second hour), and the Way of the Cross (third hour).

 

There will be time for silent meditation and reflection during these three hours.

 

Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, 7:30pm
English, Indonesian Spanish – 3 separate Liturgies   

 

The Liturgy begins in silence as we continue forward from our celebration of the Lord‘s  Supper.

Good Friday is considered the most solemn day of the Church year; however, it is a day celebrated with much joy, because without death, there can be no resurrection!

 

During the Liturgy of the Word, we listen as the Passion of our Lord, Jesus Christ, is  proclaimed. We remember how Jesus suffered and died for our sins. The veneration of the cross follows. We come forward to reverence the cross  – we kiss it, touch it, or bow before it.  We humble ourselves before the awesome saving action of Christ.

We leave in silent anticipation of the Easter Vigil.

Holy Saturday 

 

No Morning Mass or 5pm Mass

 

The Easter Vigil, 7:30pm
English, Indonesian, Spanish            

 

The Easter Vigil is the night watch of the Lord’s resurrection.  We will proclaim with fire, water and song that CHRIST IS RISEN!

 

We gather outside of the church and begin by lighting the fire from which the Paschal Candle is lit. As we enter the church it is cloaked in darkness and the light from our candles dispels that darkness – just as Christ dispels our darkness.

 

The Old Testament Readings this evening  remind us of how God has made Himself present to mankind from the time of creation  to the   resurrection – this is our Salvation  History!

 

The celebration of the mystery of Baptism is at the very heart of the Easter Vigil. We will act as witnesses to all those receiving full initiation into the Body of Christ through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist.

 

A dessert reception follows the Liturgy so that we may welcome the newest members of our parish family.

Easter Sunday 

Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

 

Mass Schedule at OLA: 

 

7:30am, 9:30am*, 11:30am

1:30pm (Indonesian)

3:30pm (Spanish)

No 5:30pm Mass

The Nursery will be closed on Easter Sunday. 

*Please note that the usual 9am Mass has been changed to 9:30am for Easter Sunday Only. If you attend the 9:30am Mass, please do not arrive on campus before 9am to ensure the safe exit of those attending the 7:30am Mass. Thank you.