The Significance of Each Day
Palm Sunday – Jesus’ arrival to Jerusalem is remembered. Catholics can participate in processions with blessed olive branches or palms during Mass.
Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus’ Last Supper, in which He instituted the sacraments of the Eucharist and holy orders. During the Mass, the priest practices the rite of foot washing. This ceremony is an important call that we too should be willing to serve others, even if it means doing things we may not like to do.
Good Friday and Holy Saturday – Mass cannot be celebrated on these days since these are days of mourning the death of Christ. On Holy Saturday the church is closed until later when the Easter Vigil is celebrated. It is common that new persons are baptized into the Catholic faith on this night.
Easter Sunday – the Resurrection of Christ is remembered on and is celebrated at Mass that morning.
Holy Week/ Easter Mass Schedule can be found on page 3. There will be no morning Mass during the Easter Triduum.