Heading to Holy Week
TO HOLY WEEK
AND THE NEW LIFE
As we enter into the final weeks of Lent and transition to the Paschal Triduum (Latin for "three days"), we find ourselves in the most sacred time of the Church Year. This season, from sunset on Holy Thursday to sunset on Easter Sunday, is the shortest liturgical season of the Church's calendar.
The website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) says: "The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum. . . . Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery.
"The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil."
The services that take place during the Triduum are: the Mass of the Lord's Supper (Holy Thursday); Good Friday of the Lord's Passion (the Liturgy of the Lord's Passion and Death, with Holy Communion); and the Solemn Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday night) and the Mass of the Lord's Resurrection (Easter).
To highlight these days, St. Joseph's is sponsoring a program this week entitled
THREE DAYS THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING
Special Masses and Reflections
on the Easter Triduum
TUESDAY, MARCH 23
“In Remembrance of Me”
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24
“The Perfect Storm”
Edward Speed, M. Div.
THURSDAY, MARCH 25
“Risen with Christ”
FRIDAY, MARCH 26
Way of the Cross
(Via de la Cruz)
Join us for these graced days.
St. Joseph's is a truly amazing community.
You make it such by your spirit of strong faith, genuine love, warmth, and care.
Every day - and especially in challenging times like these - your goodness and light reflect the presence of Jesus in each one of you . . . and in all of us together!
Stay close to the Lord Jesus in his gift of the Eucharist. He is our strength, our healing, and our sustaining bread for the journey to Easter!
La Iglesia de San Jose es una comunidad verdaderamente asombrosa.
Lo logras con tu espíritu de fe fuerte, amor genuino, calidez, y cuidado.
Todos los días, y especialmente en tiempos desafiantes como estos, su bondad y luz reflejan la presencia de Jesús en cada uno de ustedes. . . y en todos juntos!
Mantente cerca del Señor Jesús en su don de la Eucaristía. ¡Él es nuestra fuerza, nuestra curación, y nuestro pan sustentador para el camino hacia la Pascua!
Fr. Joseph Thai Tran, SSS
Deacon Vincent Scheel
Fr. Anthony Schueller, SSS
Anthony Schueller SSS
on Monday, March 22 at 10:29PM