Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum

Palm Sunday – April 14
blessing and distribution of palms and proclamation of the Passion According to St. Luke
Anticipated Mass Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday Morning: 9:00 am and 11:00 am

Monday of Holy Week - April 15
 Mass: 11:00 am
Confessions: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Tuesday of Holy Week - April 16
Masses: 7:00 am and 11:00 am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 4:30 pm
Confessions: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wednesday of Holy Week - April 17
Masses: 7:00 am and 11:00 am
Confessions: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
                       6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Easter Triduum - (no confession available)
Holy Thursday, April 18
7:00 pm - Mass of the Lord’s Supper (only Mass on this day)
Presentation of Holy Oils, Washing of the Feet, Collection of Food for the Poor, Eucharistic Procession
Eucharistic Adoration in Lower Basilica until 10:30 pm

Good Friday, April 19
Solemn Morning Prayer – 9:00 am
Good Friday Walk
     8:40 am - Opening ceremony at Frenchtown
     9:15 am - Walkers leave Frenchtown for OLC
     Closing ceremony at OLC Shrine upon return, approx. 1:00 pm
12:00 pm - Ecumenical Musical Reflection in the Upper Basilica
3:00 pm - Stations of the Cross in the Shrine Park 
                     (inclement weather, Lower Church)
7:00 pm - Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
                  with Adoration of the Cross and Holy Communion
Holy Saturday, April 20
9:00 am - Solemn Morning Prayer - The Lamentations in the Upper Basilica
                Followed by Rites of Preparation for Baptism
Easter Vigil
Mass 8:30 pm in the Upper Basilica
Blessing of Fire, Blessing of Water, Sacraments of Initiation

Easter Sunday, April 21
Mass: 9:00 am with the Children's Choir
Mass: 11:00 am with the Shrine Chorale