Interested in helping prepare our Easter Liturgies? Contact our Liturgy Committee Chair through the parish office at 663-2244.
April 13, 2017
7:00 PM Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Last Supper followed by Visitations of neighboring Churches. All are invited to take part in this traditional adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. (Doors will remain open until midnight for visits) Holy Thursday Virtual Pilgrimage
April 14, 2017
2:00 PM Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion & Death
Sacrament of Penance after Liturgy until all are heard
HOLY SATURDAY Easter Vigil
April 15, 2017
7:30 PM Solemn Easter Vigil and Liturgy of the Resurrection
Celebration of Rites of Initiation - Adult Choir
April 16, 2017
10:00 AM Celebration of Easter - Church
We need your help to prepare our church for our Easter Celebration.
Easter Sunday at All Masses
We invite the families of Holy Cross to bring a colorful, hardboiled Easter Egg and place it in the front of Church. The eggs will then be distributed to local soup kitchens to help them celebrate the great feast of the Resurrection.
Jesus' Resurrection gives each of us the promise of everlasting glory. We celebrate this day with great joy. For now the fullness of the Light of Christ shines on us.
The son of God became like us so that by His death on the cross, He would be able to redeem us. Once that was accomplished, He was raised up by the Father as a sign to all of us that we too would experience the fullness of life in the world to come.
The Easter Vigil
The Most Wonderful Night of the Year
Just a reminder that Saturday’s Easter Vigil is not an ordinary liturgy. We assemble in darkness and bring into our midst the new fire of Easter. Candles are lit and we bask in the Light of Christ. Readings remind us of our journey of salvation. Easter Water is blessed. We welcome new members into our faith community and we sing our Alleluias. Indeed this is a different night and all Christians revel in the New Life that is ours. Because of these additional rituals, the Easter Vigil is longer. We invite you to join us because this is the best night of the year. The church pulls out all the stops and puts into the celebration the best of everything.
2013 Easter Vigil