Holy Week at Saint Mary Parish

Holy Thursday
Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m. in the Parish Center Chapel
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, – 7:30 p.m.

  • Includes the Washing of Feet
  • Procession with the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose
  • Church remains open for Adoration until Midnight
 
Good Friday
Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m. in the Parish Center Chapel
Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ with Veneration of the Cross – 3:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday

Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m. in the Parish Center Chapel
Blessing of Easter Baskets at Noon in the Church
Easter Vigil – 7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday
Masses at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m; Haitian Mass at 12:30 p.m.
Adoration 3:00-6:00 p.m. 

Fasting

Good Friday is an obligatory day of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. 

Fasting is obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. Abstinence from meat is binding upon members age 14 years and older. 

If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.