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Easter Triduum


Holy Thursday

Can you not watch one hour with me?

A tradition credited to St. Philip Neri is to visit 7 churches after The Mass of the Lord's Supper this evening in honor of the 7 stops (see below) Jesus made on the via crucis. Suggested prayers to say before the altar in each church vary, but a good standard is the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be.

 1st Visit - Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. (Luke 22: 39-46)

2nd Visit - Jesus bound and taken before Annas. (John 18: 19-22)

3rd Visit - Jesus taken before the High Priest, Caiaphas. (Matthew 26:63-65)

4th Visit - Jesus taken before Pilate. (John 18:35-37)

5th Visit - Jesus taken before Herod. (Luke 23: 8-9, 11)

6th Visit - Jesus taken before Pilate again. (Matthew 27:22-26)

7th Visit - Jesus given the crown of thorns and led to his crucifixion. (Matthew 27:27-31)

Good Friday

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.

Holy Saturday

Spend 30 minutes in silence to reflect on your lenten journey and for quiet expectation of what's to come.






Listen to Hallelujah:

Easter version here or Flash mob @ mall version here or

Leonard Cohen version here or Wedding version by Fr. Ray Kelly here


Lent is the holiest week of the year ~

live it like it is your last week on earth!

Ideas for Holy Week

1. PRAY  Incorporate prayer breaks into your daily schedule. Pray short ejaculations throughout the day.

2. FAST Eat smaller portions of food for meals or eat food without salt or pepper this week.

3. REPENT Go to confession.

4. ADORE Spend time with the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration this week, even if you only have 15 minutes.

5. PRAY the rosary slowly, contemplatively, meditating on the sorrowful mysteries.

6. ATTEND all of the Triduum liturgies.

7. PRAY the Stations of the Cross.

8. MEDITATE on Christ's Passion daily as you read the various accounts of the Passion in the Gospels.

9. SACRIFICE Offer up any pain or difficulties you are experiencing and unite them with Christ's sufferings.

10. INVITE family members, friends, neighbors, or co-workers to come to Church with you, especially those who have been away from the faith for some time.

11. GIVE of yourself -- your time, talent, and treasure -- to assist your parish in a special way this Easter.

12. REACH OUT to someone who is hurting or suffering. Pray with them, listen to them, and console them.