Holy Week Relives Redemption, Salvation


Rev. Anthony Giamello
Pastor, St. John the Apostle/St. Bernadette

The Church celebrates the beginning of Holy Week with Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday. Sunday’s Liturgy combines contrasting moments of glory and suffering – the royal welcome given to Jesus by his followers and the unjust drama of his trial culminating in his crucifixion. Holy Week challenges us to remember and relive the events which brought about our redemption and salvation, to appreciate gratefully the price Jesus paid for our salvation, and to return God’s love for us (expressed through the suffering and death of Jesus), by loving others. The meditation on these Paschal mysteries should enable us to do our own dying to sin and rising with Jesus, which will result in our healing, reconciliation, and redemption.  Proper participation in the Holy Week Liturgy will also deepen our relationship with God, increase our Faith and strengthen our lives as disciples of Jesus.


Holy Week Schedule 2018

St. John the Apostle / St. Bernadette 


Holy Thursday

9:00am Morning Prayer (St.J)

7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper (St.J)


Good Friday

9:00am Morning Prayer (St.J)

3:00pm Passion of the Lord Service (St.J & St.B)

4:30pm Living Stations of the Cross (St.J– Spanish)

7:00pm Stations of the Cross (St.J & St.B)


Holy Saturday

9:00am Morning Prayer (St.J)

12:00pm Blessing of the Easter Food (St.J)

8:00pm Easter Vigil (St.J)


Easter Sunday

8:00am Mass (St.J)

9:00 Mass (St.B)

9:30am Mass (St.J)

10:30am Mass (St.B)

11:00am Mass (St.J)

6:00pm Mass (St.J– Spanish

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