Holy Week Schedule
Our Lady Queen of Peace/Saint Margaret of Cortona
Sunday April 14 Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
Palm is blessed and distributed at all Masses of the week end:
4 pm Vigil Mass, Saturday, April 13 [Our Lady Queen of Peace] Sunday April 14; 8 am [Our Lady Queen
of Peace] and 10 am at Saint Margaret of Cortona
Monday, April 15
The Celebration of the Eucharist at 7:30 am Our Lady Queen of Peace
The Sacrament of Reconciliation from 7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saint Margaret of Cortona
Tuesday, April 16
The Celebration of the Eucharist, 7:30 a.m. Our Lady Queen of Peace
Wednesday, April 17
The Celebration of the Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. and 6 pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace
The Sacrament of Reconciliation from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace
The Sacred Triduum
Holy Thursday, April 18
The parish community gathers at Our Lady Queen of Peace for The MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
at 6 p.m. at which we celebrate the institution of the Eucharist. The Foot washing takes place
and the Blessed Sacrament is carried in procession to the Repository.
The parish Covered Dish Supper takes place immediately after
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
The Church remains open for personal prayer and adoration until 10 p.m.
There are no morning Masses today.
Good Friday, April 19
SCRIPTURAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS: 3 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace.
THE LITURGY OF THE LORD’S PASSION AND DEATH at 7 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace.
This evening service is one of the most ancient services of the Church.
It consists of readings, general intercessions and the veneration of the Cross of Christ.
It concludes with the distribution of Holy Communion with the bread that was
consecrated into the Body of Christ on Holy Thursday.
HOLY SATURDAY – April 20
The whole Church waits and watches in quiet during the day as we prepare to
celebrate the most solemn day of the Church year.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered at Our Lady Queen of Peace from 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
The Faith Community gathers at 8:00 P.M. at Our Lady Queen of Peace for the
celebration of THE EASTER VIGIL –
the most solemn liturgy of the Church year. New fire is blessed; we listen to the account
of our salvation and new baptismal water is blessed. The sacraments of Baptism and
Confirmation are celebrated. All of us renew our baptismal promises and, once again,
the Eucharist is celebrated.
THE SOLEMNITY OF EASTER – SUNDAY April 21
The Celebration of the Paschal Eucharist takes place at 8:00 A.M. at Our Lady Queen of
Peace and 10 A.M. at Saint Margaret of Cortona.
The entire Easter week from Sunday, April 21 to Sunday, April 28 [Divine Mercy Sunday] is
celebrated as one great Solemnity.
Mass: Monday at 9 a.m.; and Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace
Saturday morning, 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace
“HAVING HEARD FROM THE ANGEL THE GLAD TIDINGS OF THE RESURRECTION AND THAT
THE ANCIENT CURSE WAS DONE AWAY, THE WOMEN DISCIPLES OF THE LORD CRIED
EXALTINGLY UNTO THE APOSTLES. DEATH IS NO MORE AND CHRIST OUR GOD IS RISEN,
GRANTING THE WORLD GREAT MERCY.”