Holy Week & Easter Schedule

Posted on March 31, 2020

Dear Seton Friends and Families,

 

Even though Governor Hogan’s recent executive order to “stay at home” is in effect, rest assured we willbe able to livestream our Holy Week services, as well as Daily and Sunday Masses on the parish Facebook (link) and YouTube (link), and the Angelus every day at 12 noon.  (If you do not have a facebook but wish to watch our livestream, click here). Please mark your calendars and follow the schedule below:

PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION, APRIL 5
9:30am Mass with Blessing of Palms

Palm will be available for distribution once Governor Hogan lifts the “Stay-at-Home” executive order.

MONDAY, APRIL 6
9:00am Daily Mass

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 
9:00am Daily Mass

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
9:00am Daily Mass

HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 9
NO Daily Mass
7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

GOOD FRIDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION, APRIL 10
12:00 Noon  Stations of the Cross
7:00pm  Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 11
We are not able to provide the Annual Blessing of Easter Foods this year.
8:00pm Easter Vigil

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 12
11:00am Mass

HOLY WEEK AT HOME RESOURCE:
The following ideas, found in the Holy Week at Home resource (click here to download the PDF), are not meant to substitute for our common liturgy online, but are further ways to honor these holy days in your own home.  We won’t have the Washing of Feet, Eucharistic Procession, or Veneration of the Cross together, but doing these rituals in your home this year may make this Holy Week a richer experience.

  • Palm Sunday
    • Palm Sunday procession – around the living room or around the yard.  Children may make banners or home-made tambourines (remember beans and paper plates?) P.3

  • Holy Thursday

    • Do the Washing of Feet at home, as Jesus did at the Last Supper, and as we do at every Holy Thursday mass. All you need is a pitcher and a towel (and some feet) P.5-6

  • Good Friday

    • Adoration of the Cross at home.  Set a cross in a place of honor, and maybe some candles. (Don’t have a cross? Make one of two sticks, or ask the children to draw one)  P.9

  • Easter Vigil - celebrated on the night before Easter Sunday

    • Share the light of Christ - you may want to light some candles, or have each person hold their own. P.11

  • Easter Sunday

    • Create a beautiful prayer space with flowers or greenery, and a bowl of holy water. (No holy water? Ask God to bless this water, a sign of new life in Christ, a reminder of our baptism.) Invite each person to sign themselves with the water. P.14

For each day, you’ll also find an introduction, conversation starters, and follow up actions. Thank you, Liturgical Press!

RESOURCES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY:
We’ve scoured the internet and compiled our own “best of” list.  They include links for prayer and spirituality, for ways of providing help to others locally, and some fun and free options. (click here)

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES:
The American Red Cross is urgently in need of blood donors.  There will be two upcoming blood drives at Seton on April 11th and April 25th.
Walk-ups will not be accepted due to COVID-19 restrictions so please make an appointment by clicking here.

 

Until next time,
Fr. Paul


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