Holy Week and Easter 2021

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

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Holy Thursday 

Thursday, April 1

There is no morning Mass. 

Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7pm

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 normally then wash the feet of twelve disciples as Christ did at the last supper. In non-pandemic years the liturgy ends with the altar being stripped followed by a Eucharistic Procession as the Blessed Sacrament is taken to the Altar of Repose.

The Three Ordinances

At the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the mandate that Jesus gave to his followers is recalled in several forms. Jesus did not give just one command but what would be termed as three ordinances, namely:

 

1.    “Do this in memory of me” – Celebrate the Eucharist (Luke 22:19 and 1 Corinthians 11:24).

 

2.    “If I, therefore, your master and teacher have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do” (John 13:14-15).

 

3.    “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so should you love one another” (John 13:34).

English will be in the church.  For the Indonesian and Spanish liturgies, please contact that community leader for location and attendance protocols:

Spanish Coordinator - Carlos Vizcaino
Indonesian Coordinator - Robert Susanto

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Good Friday

Friday, April 2

 

There is no morning Mass. 

Tre Ore at 2pm

Tre Ore will be from 2-3pm In Person and Livestream. This year due to Covid restrictions we will have a shortened Tre Ore service

of prayer and meditation. The hour will include a meditation on the Seven Last Words of Christ and the Stations of the Cross.

Commemoration of the Lord's Passion at 7pm

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 the Passion of our Lord, Jesus Christ is proclaimed and we remember how he suffered and died for our sins. The veneration of the cross follows. We come forward to reverence the cross – we kiss it or touch it in non-COVID years. This year we will simply bow before it. We humble ourselves before the Awesome saving action of Christ. We leave in silent anticipation of the Easter Vigil.

The English liturgy will be in the church. 

For the Indonesian and Spanish liturgies, please contact that community leader for location and attendance protocols:

Spanish Coordinator - Carlos Vizcaino
Indonesian Coordinator - Robert Susanto

Livestream on Facebook: Click Here

 

Watch later on YouTube: Click Here

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Good Saturday

Saturday, April 3

 

There is no morning Mass. 

The Great Vigil of Easter at 7pm.  This Mass is LIVESTREAM ONLY. 

The Easter Vigil is the night watch of the Lord’s resurrection. We will proclaim with fire, water and song that CHRIST IS RISEN! The faithful gather outside of the church with our clergy who will 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. In other years we act as witnesses to all those receiving full initiation into the Body of Christ through the Confirmation and First Eucharist.

The Liturgy will be in English, Indonesian, and Spanish.

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Easter

Sunday, April 4

 

Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, advance registration is required for in person Masses. English Masses are full. Please do NOT come to church without a registration, you will not be admitted into the building. Instead, please join us via livestream.



For the Indonesian and Spanish liturgies, please contact that community leader for location and attendance protocols:

Spanish Coordinator - Carlos Vizcaino
Indonesian Coordinator - Robert Susanto

Livestream on Facebook: Click Here

 

Watch later on YouTube: Click Here