On Thursday of Holy Week, the Bishop celebrates the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral to prepare the Holy Oils for the coming year. These oils are used in the celebration of Baptism, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick, and for people entering the Church at the Easter Vigil. You can read more here.
The Triduum (Latin for "three days") denotes the days: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil/ Easter Sunday. Each celebration is special with its own traditions and practices. Learn about each day of Holy Week: read more here.
Bishop Fulton Sheen is noted as one of the great Catholic orators who became one of the nation’s prominent ‘televangelists” – perhaps the first. Take time this week to watch his homily for Good Friday.
Holy Week Schedule
Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:00 pm, last chance for Confessions prior to Holy Week celebrations. There are no Confessions on Holy Saturday, April 3rd
Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper
7:30 pm (bilingual and streamed)
Good Friday: Passion of the Lord - 3:00 pm (streamed)
Easter Vigil: 8:30 pm (Bilingual) - streamed
Easter Sunday: 9:00 am (streamed) & 11:00 am in English;
1:30 pm in Spanish (streamed) Drive-By Communion will be available from 12:00 pm-12:30 pm
As usual for these days, St. Francis requires a reservation for our in-person liturgies. As of this morning (3/30), all Holy Week Masses have been reserved/taken. But please check back as there are sometimes cancellations. Please click here.
Worship Aids for all of our Holy Week services are here.