Holy Week in St. John XXIII Parish


Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days 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.

Schedule of Masses, Services & Other Offerings for The Triduum

The Triduum
We do not celebrate masses in the mornings of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday
Join us for Morning Prayer: 8:30 a.m. in St. Mary Parish Center Chapel
Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m. in both churches
Good Friday
The Neighborhood Way of the Cross, 9:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church (English/Spanish/French)
Stations of the Cross, 1:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Church (English)
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary Church (English)/7:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Church (Bilingual-English & Spanish
Holy Saturday
Morning Prayer, 8:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church (Bilingual: English/Spanish)
Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary Church (English)
Easter Vigil, 8:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Church (Bilingual: English & Spanish)

Sacrament of Reconciliation
There are no confessions on Holy Saturday.

Easter Sunday Masses
Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., & 11:00 a.m. (English), & 12:30 p.m. (French) at St. Mary Church
Sunday, 8:30 a.m., (Spanish), 10:15 a.m. (English), 1:00 p.m. (Spanish) at St. Nicholas Church
Eucharistic Adoration
Easter Sunday at St. Mary, 3:00-6:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Chapel