Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate of Assumption Province
PASCHAL TRIDUUM -The “Three Holy Days” now called the Easter Triduum “begin with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, reaching its’ high point at the Easter Vigil, and closing with the evening prayer on Easter Sunday.” On Holy Thursday, after the Mass and transferal of the Blessed Sacrament, everyone is invited for Adoration.
HOLY THURSDAY - MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER - three principal mysteries are commemorated: the institution of the Eucharist, the institution of the Priesthood, and Christ’s commandment of brotherly love. The holy oils: the oil of the sick, the oil of catechumens, and the sacred chrism consecrated by the Bishop at the Chrism Mass are received in our Church. Mass will begin at 7:00 p.m.
GOOD FRIDAY - THE CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S PASSION- the Church of God fasts today to honour the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus and to prepare to share more deeply in the joy of His Resurrection. Jesus is clear that His death is necessary for the world’s salvation. Good Friday services will be 3:00 pm in English and 6:00 pm in Polish.
ANNUAL PUBLIC WAY OF THE CROSS will be hosted by Holy Rosary Parish (510 River Avenue) on Friday, April 18 with opening prayer at 9:30 a.m. All are invited to participate.
HOLY SATURDAY—EASTER VIGIL is the greatest of all the days of the Lord beginning with the blessing of a new fire and the Procession into the Church led by the Easter candle. The people of God remain in recollection at the Tomb of the Lord, meditating on His sufferings and death. During the vigil service, mourning gives way to the joys of Eastertide which we will celebrate for the next fifty days. Easter Vigil will be celebrated at 8:00 p.m. in both English and Polish.
BLESSING OF EASTER FOOD will take place on Holy Saturday every half hour in the Church from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. During this time, all are invited to Adoration at the Tomb of Christ.
EASTER SUNDAY - RESURRECTION OF THE LORD - APRIL 20, 2014
6:00 a.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7:00 a.m. MASS OF RESURECTION & PROCESSION Intention for all living & deceased parishioners
9:30 a.m. Intention for all living & deceased parishioners
11:00 a.m. Intention for all living & deceased parishioners
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO EVENING MASS
PARISH BANQUET:This year, in our Church, we will be celebrating the Canonizations of 2 Popes—Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII with Mass on Saturday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. followed by a banquet in our parish hall There will be a hot dinner served with a special presentation by the Parish Theatrical Group & St Cecylia Choir Tickets are $20 each & will be for sale next weekend This is a very historical event in the Church and also for our Polish community & it would be very nice if we could all join together on this day to celebrate this occasion