Our Lenten journey of repentance and conversion reaches the holy city of Jerusalem, celebrated on Palm Sunday. Now we travel with the Lord Jesus through the gates of the city in which he will be betrayed, arrested, tried, tortured, and suffer capital punishment. This holiest of weeks beckons us to enter the Paschal Mystery once again. Let us enter this week with hearts willing to be transformed again by a paschal love that has the power to lift us from the grave of sin and into the light and life that come only from God.
|April 9 - Palm Sunday
of the Lord's Passion / Domingo de Ramos "De la pasión del Señor"
|Procession and Blessing of Palms at
Regular Mass times
|April 13 - Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper / Jueves Santo
Misa vespertina de la Cena del Señor
|April 14-Good Friday||No Morning Mass /
No Exposition /
|Stations of the Cross / Viacrucis||3:00pm||Bilingual /
|Good Friday of the Lord's Passion/Viernes Santo de la Pasión del Señor||7:00pm||Bilingual /
|April 15 - Holy Saturday At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter / Sabado de Gloria—Vigilia pascual||8:00pm||Bilingual /
|April 16 -Easter Sunday|
|The Resurrection of the Lord|| 8:00am
|Domingo de Pascua||2:00pm||Spanish|
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April 9th - 4:00 p.m.
Good Counsel Gym
“Seder Meal”? What is that? –
The “Seder” meal is the traditional Passover Meal that has been celebrated by our Jewish brothers and sisters for thousands of years, ever since the first Passover that delivered God’s people from slavery in Egypt. It was celebrated by Jesus and His apostles at the Last Supper in Jerusalem, and is still celebrated around the world today.
What does it involve? –
Through an ordered sequence of stories, dialogue, songs, ritual foods and drink, the story of God’s deliverance of His people is told. Then a full meal is enjoyed together, celebrating God’s gift of food and fellowship!
Why now, at Good Counsel? –
The Seder Meal is a wonderful way to begin Holy Week, by recalling the Jewish roots of our faith. We can better understand the connection between the Passover Jesus celebrated in the Upper Room, with His Passion on the Cross, and the faith that we share today at every Mass.
What should I bring? –
Please bring your favorite potluck dish to share for the meal! (side dish, salad, dessert…)
The parish will provide lamb and chicken, as well as all the needed ritual foods (matzah, horseradish, parsley, wine and grape juice, etc.).
And…please bring a reverent and prayerful spirit as we move through the evening!
How can I help? –
GLAD YOU ASKED! Many hands will be needed to assist with setting up, serving and clean-up, of course! Special care must be taken in preparing for the Seder, so all volunteers are welcome on Saturday, April 8th, starting at noon in the gym.
Should I sign up to attend? Who should attend? –
Please sign up on the list in the vestibule, or call the church office, to help us know how much meat to prepare. Please feel free to invite guests from other parishes or other faiths to join us! Children are welcome, though very young kids may get restless during the quieter portion of the ritual.