Saturday, March 24 5:00pm Mass
Sunday, March 25 9:00am Mass (gather in activity center by 9:00am)
Palm weaving/braiding after Mass
Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper
Thursday, March 28 6:30pm Mass with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continuing until 9:30pm.
(No 8:00am morning Mass)
Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Friday, March 30 12:10pm Noon Stations of the Cross
6:30pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion
(No 8:00am morning Mass)
Saturday Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Saturday, March 31 8:00pm Mass
(No 5:00pm Mass)
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
**Different than usual Sunday Mass times**
Sunday, April 1 7:00am Mass
Weekend Mass times
Saturday 5:00pm (changed for 3/31: See Holy Week Schedule)
Sunday 9:00am (changed for 4/1: See Holy Week Schedule)
*There is no longer a Sunday 4:45pm Mass. If you are in need of attending a Sunday evening Mass please consider attending:
All Saints Parish (St. Anthony Church)
704 North 1st Ave
Weekday Mass Times
Monday 8:00am Communion Service
Tuesday 8:00am Mass
Wednesday 6:30pm Mass
Thursday 8:00am Mass (changed for 3/28:See Holy Week Schedule)
Friday 8:00am Mass (changed for 3/29:See Holy Week Schedule)
*Low gluten hosts available upon request.
Reconciliation: During Lent
Wednesdays during Lent 6-6:20 pm
Saturdays 4-4:45 pm
Monday March 26, 6-8 pm
Wednesday March 28, 7:15-9 pm
Or by appointment.
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Please make a note
From Our Pastor:
Here we are at the cusp of Holy Week. It is this week that we celebrate the greatest mysteries of our Catholic Christian faith. I pray that Lent has prepared you for this great week to come. If your Lent wasn't the greatest, that's no reason to throw in the towel. You can focus that much more on this week to truly enter into the great graces that the Lord has in store for us. I hope that you have your holy week flier from last weekend's bulletin hung up on the refrigerator. It is now the time to plan our week working around all of the great celebrations that lay before us.
This Tuesday we have our annual Chrism Mass which is at St. Benedict cathedral. It is the Mass when all of the holy oils used within our diocese are blessed. From this time of blessing, all of the parishes receive the oils that we use for baptism, confirmation and anointing of the sick. It is also the time when all of the priests of the diocese are gathered together and we recommit ourselves to our ministry. It is a beautiful Mass and that is made even better by the diocesan choir. Please do look to join us for a wonderful time as a diocese gathered around our bishop. Please do recall that with only one bathroom in the cathedral, it's a wise move to use the bathroom before you go.
Thursday we celebrate the great gifts of the Eucharist and Priesthood as they were given to us at the Last Supper. We also commemorate the witness of serving others as Christ washed the feet of His Apostles.
Friday, we celebrate the gift of our salvation in Christ's death on the cross. We again proclaim the Passion of Jesus taking a part in the drama of the story. We come to venerate the object of torture itself in the cross. This day we also begin the nine days of prayer (novena) for the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday the Sunday following Easter. You can find the novena prayers in the narthex of the church.
Saturday evening we start the great vigil of Easter after dark with a fire outside, blessing the new Easter candle which leads us by its light into darkness of the church. We hear the story of our salvation through the scripture readings which lead us to proclaim the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We bless new holy water as we renew our own baptismal promises. We welcome new members into our Catholic Church through Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Our vigil lasts into the night as we celebrate for the first time the gift of Christ's rising from the dead.
On Easter Sunday, we gather with the joy of the risen Christ again hearing the Resurrection of Jesus proclaimed. Again, we renew our baptismal promises and are blessed with the new holy water. There will be the opportunity to take this newly blessed water home to remind us of God's love for us in our baptism.
My brothers and sisters, I know that our schedules are very busy with so many things to do and so many places to go. I invite you to weigh the importance of what you are doing and where you are going in relation to our salvation. If you are always with us to celebrate the mysteries of Holy Week or haven't been before, I challenge you to be with us again for this great celebration of our faith.
Fr. Jason Gries