Note that there are no Masses on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday mornings, because the Sacred Triduum forms a great liturgical whole. During the day on the Thursday, priests of the diocese will gather with the bishop in Lansing for the blessing of the Holy Oils and for the renewal of our priestly vows. In the evening, we will celebrate the institution of the Eucharist and priesthood at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 6:30 p.m.
After communion, Holy Thursday evening, we will process with the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose, which will be in the parish hall, where the faithful are invited to spend time with Jesus (ending at 11:00 p.m.).
On the Friday, there will be many opportunities to pray together. Adoration will be available Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30am at the Altar of Repose (again, in the parish hall). The Church’s liturgy of the Lord’s Passion will be held at 12:10 p.m. That day, for the second time in a week, we will recall together the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We will also pray for our needs and the needs of the world, in the context of Christ’s love poured out. We will then venerate the wood of the cross and receive communion. At 3:00 p.m., we will gather again to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet at the “hour of mercy.” Finally, in the evening, we will pray the Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m.
We spend the day on Holy Saturday in quiet silence and prayer on Saturday as we recall Christ lying in the tomb for us. That evening, we celebrate the Easter Vigil, which is the greatest Solemnity of the liturgical year. We will gather outside at dark, and begin the Solemn Vigil at 8:30 p.m. We will begin with the lighting of the fire that represents Christ’s triumph over death, and then process into the church, following the Paschal Candle. Christ is our Light, and we are enlightened by Him. If you have not attended an Easter Vigil, plan to come. It is a glorious celebration of the love of God and the power of Christ (and those baptized into Christ) over death. Come, let us worship!
Easter Sunday we will have two Masses at the usual times: 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. It will be a jubilant time of celebration of our Hope in Christ. Plan to come, and invite your friends and family to join you as we celebrate the great gift that death could not keep Him down.
Please note, there will be no prayer ministry on Easter Sunday.
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FRI 9am – 8pm Benediction at 8pm
Church: 1505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912
Office: 1514 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912
School: 1521 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912