Passion week, or the Fifth Week of Lent, there will be evening opportunities for Cofnession Monday – Thursday (April 9-11), 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Monday, April 15, is the Chrism Mass in Baltimore at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen from 7:30 pm to about 9:00 pm. It certainly makes for a late night, but is a beautiful way to continue to enter into the mysteries of the Lord’s passion.
The Chrism Mass is named after the fact that the Sacred Chrism along with the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of Catechumens are consecrated and blessed, respectively, during the Mass. These are the oils used in administering the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick.They are also used in certain sacramental actions of the Church, such as the consecration of a church and altar.
Father Larry and I will be going. If you are interested in attending, please call or email Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org and we might be able to arrange a carpool.
At the end of the week, please consider setting aside time for the Triduum Liturgies. These are the most solemn and important sacred rites in the Church’s calendar, because, of course, they observe the Lord’s passion, death, and resurrection.
HOLY THURSDAY — APRIL 18
GOOD FRIDAY — APRIL 19
HOLY SATURDAY — APRIL 20
EASTER SUNDAY — APRIL 21
May God bless you and keep you in His care,
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