Palm Sunday, March 25:
Saturday evening and Sunday Masses
will be held at the usual times, each taking slightly longer than
usual. Weather permitting, please gather outside the church before
Mass for the blessing of the palms. Otherwise, please gather in the
Chrism Mass, March 27:
One additional parishioner and family
are invited to represent SCL at this celebration at Holy Name
Cathedral on Tuesday, March 27 at 2:30pm. If you’re interested,
please call the rectory. The first to volunteer will be the one to go.
Holy Thursday, March 29:
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will
begin at 7:00pm followed by the Night Watch or adoration before
the Blessed Sacrament on the Altar of Repose in the Blue Room until
This Mass includes a foot-washing ritual commemorating
Jesus’ example of humbly serving others. This year, SCL invites
active military members, veterans and first responders to allow
Fr. Maina to ritually wash your feet in gratitude for your service
and to serve you in some small way in return. Please call the rectory
by March 28 for more information and to volunteer.
Good Friday, March 30:
Observances this day will begin at
11:00am with Las Siete Palabras Últimas de Jesus (The Seven Last
Words of Jesus). At 12:00 noon will be Via Cruces Viviente (Living
Stations offered in Spanish and English)). Stations of the Cross in
English will be at 2:30pm. The liturgy of the Passion of the Lord will
be at 3:00pm and will include Holy Communion and veneration of
Holy Saturday, March 31:
Blessing of Easter baskets will take
place at 1:00pm. The Easter Vigil Mass will begin at 7:30pm.
Easter Sunday, April 1:
Masses in English will be at 8:00, 9:30
and 11:00am. Misa en Español sera a la 1:00pm.
Additional Holy Week Information
To add to the celebratory environment
in our church during the Easter season, please donate
potted spring flowers of any variety. Bring your colorful living plants
to the church vestibule any time during Holy Week. Thank you!
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
In observance of the sacred
Triduum, Holy Family Chapel will be closed from midnight after Holy
Thursday observances until Easter Sunday at 6:00pm.
Parish Office Hours:
In observance of this holy time of year, the
parish office will be closed Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy
Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, March 29–April 2.
The office will re-open on Tuesday, April 3 at 8:30am.