Fr. John Girotti's 2018 Lenten Reflection (recorded 2/10/2018)


The Easter Triduum, the three days beginning the evening of Holy Thursday and ending the evening of Easter Sunday, is the culmination of the entire church year. It is the time when Christians everywhere celebrate the heart of their faith: Jesus' life of service to all, the long road of his passion and death, the gift of his resurrection, and our acceptance of the call of our baptism to live the good news of the resurrection.

Holy Thursday

8:30 AM Morning Prayer

7:00 PM Mass of the Lord's Supper

Holy Thursday evening we come together to open the solemn three days. This night we welcome the holy oils which will be used throughout the upcoming year, wash the feet of our sisters and brothers and feast on the Eucharist which will sustain us until the first celebration of the resurrection at the Easter Vigil.

Good Friday

8:30 AM Morning Prayer

1:00pm Commemoration of the Lord's Passion and Death

7:00pm Evening Prayer

On this day we gather to focus on the Lord's Passion and Death, at 1:00pm & 7:00pm we venerate the cross, showing reverence and belief in the One who loved us so much he died, only to rise again. This day we also are a church deep in prayer as we remember the many needs of the world, the church, and our community.

Holy Saturday

8:30 AM Morning Prayer

8:00 pm Easter Vigil

This celebration is the first proclamation of the resurrection. It is the time when we as a Christian community tell our story through Light and Word. We welcome new members into our Christian story through Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. This night we also break the bread and drink from the cup of the Risen Christ. We celebrate the new life in Christ we experience today!

Easter Sunday

8:00 AM Mass

10:00 AM Mass