The Triduum Begins

The summit of the Churches Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery.  The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.

The liturgies that take place during the Triduum are: Mass of The Last Supper, Good Friday of the Lord's Passion and Mass of the Resurrection 

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Making a Spiritual Communion

When we are unable to receive the Eucharist at Mass, the Church encourages us to make an act of "spiritual communion," where we unite ourselves to God through prayer. There are many prayers you can offer during your spiritual communion. Here's one example:

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy
Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire
to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this
moment receive You sacramentally, come at least
spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You
were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

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Brothers, I know not what new crosses await us during the coming year; but whatever they may be, let us not forget that heaviest crosses contribute most to the general good of our work and to the welfare of each one of us.  If we have hope we can be courageous in the midst of trial; know that the darkness of night is always followed by the dawn.  

Fr. Basil Moreau, Founder Congregation of the Holy Cross

 

Mass Schedule

Dear Parishioners, Church Closed and Public Masses Cancelled Until Shelter in Place is Lifted   

Confessions

Saturday: 4:30-5:00 p.m.

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