Holy Week 2019
Join us for Palm Sunday and the Sacred Paschal Triduum as we enter into the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord!
Read on for a full Holy Week schedule including an adjusted Mass schedule for Easter!
Please also note that in lieu of our normal confession times,
the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered from 12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM on Good Friday during Tre Ore.
Please consider honoring your loved ones this year by giving towards flowers to glorify God and beautify our church at this year's Easter celebration. You may give flowers in thanksgiving or in memory of the loved ones you designate. Go to the Give page, choose the "Easter Flower Donations" fund, and enter the name of a loved one, living or deceased, in the "Special Intentions" box; or pick up an envelope at Mass this weekend and return it in the collection basket. Donations received by Sunday, April 14, will be listed in our Easter Bulletin.
Thank you for your generosity!
Palm Sunday, April 14
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon and 5:45 PM
Join us for the final Sunday of Lent as we commemorate Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem and recall his Passion.
Remember to arrive on time for a special procession and blessing of palms at each Mass!
the passion of the christ
Saturday, April 13 | After the 5:00 PM Palm Sunday Vigil Mass (around 6:00 PM)
St. Martin de Porres Parish Hall
The Blessed Sacrament Legion of Mary invites you to a presentation of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, immediately following the Palm Sunday Vigil Mass. Please note that there will be no refreshments served during the movie. Please contact legiomariaebspwa.org if you have any questions.
Monday, April 15
Weekday Mass: 5:30 PM
Tuesday, April 16
Weekday Mass: 7:30 AM
Wednesday, April 17
Weekday Mass: 7:30 AM & 5:30 PM
Sacred Paschal Triduum
Join us for the Divine Office each morning during the Sacred Paschal Triduum. These three days are uniquely intense as we lament the suffering of Christ and anticipate his Resurrection. The name of this office, "Tenebrae," means "shadows" in Latin and refers to the somber extinguishing of candles as we pray through the Psalms on these holy days.
Tenebrae takes place at 8:00 AM on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.
Holy Thursday, April 18
Tenebrae: 8:00 AM
Mass of the Lord's Supper: 7:30 PM (followed by adoration until Midnight)
Join us as we commemorate the Last Supper of Christ and his institution of the Priesthood. Then stay for adoration of the Eucharist as we remember the disciples keeping vigil with Christ in the garden on the night he was betrayed.
Good Friday, April 19
Tenebrae: 8:00 AM
Tre Ore (Three Hours): 12:00 NOON - 3:00 PM
Meditations on the Last Words of Christ with special musical presentation:
Be sure to join us for Tre Ore this year and experience reflections on the "Seven Last Words of Christ" and beautiful music offered by the Blessed Sacrament Baroque Orchestra, performing The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross, by Joseph Haydn.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered throughout Tre Ore by our Dominican Friars.
Reconciliation: 12:00 NOON - 3:00 PM
Solemn Celebration of the Lord's Passion: 7:30 PM
Join us in commemorating the Passion as we embrace the cross of Christ.
Holy saturday, April 20
Tenebrae: 8:00 AM
Easter Basket Blessing: 1:00 PM
We will be offering the blessing of Easter Food. Bring your baskets of Easter food along to be blessed!
Easter Vigil Mass of the Resurrection: 9:00 PM
Join us for the pinnacle of the liturgical year as darkness becomes light and we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord!
Easter Sunday, april 21: Mass of the Lord's Resurrection
(Please note the adjusted Mass Times)
7:30 AM - Low Mass (Instrumental)
9:00 AM - Vocal Quartet
11:00 AM - Chancel Choir and Schola Cantorum (High Mass with incense)
1:00 PM - Jerome Ensemble
5:45 PM - Low Mass (No Choir)
Please consider parking a few blocks away from the Parish on Easter. We encourage you to leave the parking lot open for newcomers and parishioners with limited mobility!