Holy Week / Triduum / Easter Schedule
Palm Sunday began the most important week of the year for all Christians. The Faithful are highly encouraged to do all they can to clear their calendars of unnecessary secular engagements and turn their focus on Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. Our friends in the faith at Incarnation have well put it in a recent bulletin to their parishioners, describing the Triduum as our “high holy days” and inviting all to make these days much different from the rest of the year.
Because of the importance of these days, we are not merely invited: We are all needed to be present in the church.
Holy Comforter’s schedule for Holy Week and the Triduum is as follows
Palm Sunday: Masses at 8:30 am, 11 am and 1:30 pm (Latin)
Monday through Wednesday: Daily Mass and Midday Prayer as usual
Maundy Thursday: Midday prayer at 12 pm / Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 pm / Adoration in the chapel after Mass until midnight
Good Friday: Confessions from 1 pm to 2:30 pm / Stations of the Cross at 3 pm / Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion service at 5 pm
Easter Vigil Mass at 8:30 pm on Saturday
Easter Sunday: Masses at 7 am (Latin), 9 am and 11 am
NB: Holy Comforter will also livestream the 7 am and 11 am Masses on our Facebook page HERE.
Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent
We will pray the Stations of the Cross each Friday this Lent at 6:30 pm. Please join us as we walk the Via Dolorosa with our Lord and remember His Passion and Death, that we might be better prepared for the Resurrection on Easter.
Note that Stations on Good Friday will be at 3 pm.
Angelus and Midday Prayer
Holy Comforter has begun reciting the Angelus every weekday at 12 pm. At precisely noon our church bell will be rung in three quick bursts, three times each, and then will give off nine longer rings, to remind all the Faithful who can hear our bell to pray to our Blessed Mother. Angelus prayer cards are available to help everyone participate.
This prayer will precede the noon Masses on Mondays and Fridays.
We also will say Midday Prayer (Sext) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays immediately after the Angelus. On those days, the daily Mass is at 7 am.
If you work, live or lunch downtown, please join us. The Angelus and Midday Prayer takes only about ten minutes in total.
Please support the Annual Diocesan Appeal!
The Annual Diocesan Appeal: Building Our Family of Faith provides critical funding to three key areas: Advancing Social Justice, Cultivating Catholic Leadership and Empowering Parish Communities. This includes hundreds of thousands of dollars toward seminarian education, supporting international priests and feeding the hungry through Fuel and Hunger Fund grants. Holy Comforter’s Outreach ministry has received a significant amount of money from those grants.
Please help the Diocese support our seminarians, holy priests, lay catechists, the poor, migrant workers and so much more.
For more information on what the Appeal does, please visit its website here.
To donate to the Appeal, please click HERE
God bless you!
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chapter Launching
A new chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is beginning right here in Charlottesville! This ministry, which began in 1851 here in the United States, is aimed at helping the poor both materially and spiritually. Volunteers go out into the community two by two to help people with rent, electric bills and other necessities… and also to pray with them and bring the Gospel to their homes.
The Holy Trinity Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a joint effort between the three parishes here in Charlottesville: St. Thomas Aquinas, Incarnation and Holy Comforter.
Contact Chuck McCurdy at email@example.com for more information.