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Holy Week Schedule

We invite you to join us throughout the solemn week which leads us to the joy of Easter

Monday April 15th

Sacrament of Reconciliation - Every Roman Catholic Church on Long Island and New York City will have confessions available from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Holy Mass - 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

 Holy Thursday April 18th

Morning Prayer - 9:00 a.m.

Chrism Mass -  11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Cathedral

At the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, the priests of the diocese renew the promises made at ordination and Bishop Barres blesses the Holy Oils that are used in the celebration of the sacraments in the churches throughout the year.

Mass of the Lord's Supper - 8:00 p.m.

On Holy Thursday night we celebrate the institution of the Holy Eucharist by Our Lord on the night before he dies on the cross.

Reservation of the Holy Eucharist at the Altar of Repose - 9:00 p.m. to Midnight

At the end of Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is carried in procession through the church to the special altar of repose where it will remain until midnight.

Good Friday April 19th

Morning Prayer - 9:00 a.m.

Stations of the Cross - 12:00 p.m.

The Stations of the Cross using meditations written by the 8th Grade Sacrament of Confirmation Candidates

Liturgy of the Lord's Passion - 3:00 p.m.

At this central celebration of Good Friday is the proclamation of the Lord Passion, the Veneration of the Cross and the reception of Holy Communion

Solemn Sung Celebration of Night Prayer with the Veneration of the Cross - 7:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday April 20th

Morning Prayer - 9:00 a.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation- 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The Easter Vigil - 8:00 p.m.

Easter begins with the most sacred Easter Vigil Mass.  The liturgy begins with the blessing of the new fire.  Following the Liturgy of the Word, the candidate for initiation into the church will receive the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, while all present renew their baptismal promises.  The newly initiated will then receive Holy Communion for the first time with the rest of the faithful during the Liturgy of the Eucharist