Deacon Frank Lonteen joins Fr. Thomas in washing the feet of Parish Council members who then wash feet of parishioners.The Holy Thursday liturgy begins the Triduum, the great Three Days that celebrate the central mystery of our faith.
In the Washing of Feet: after the homily on Holy Thursday, we imitate our master in the washing of feet. This ritual reminds us that our baptismal commitment means we are to be servants of one another.
Good Friday devotions are:
Morning prayer and Divine Office at 9 a.m.
Noon Prayer Service–Seven Last Words
Reconciliation 1 to 3 p.m.
Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m.
Veneration of Cross 4 to 7 p.m.
Sacred Liturgy with Holy Communion at 7 p.m.
As part of our observance of Good Friday, we venerate the cross on which Christ died. The veneration challenges us to be willing to accept the cross, too, for it is the only way to resurrection. Through Baptism, we shared in Christ's death that we might come to new life. Every year we are called to deepen our identification with his cross and resurrection.
There will be a blessing of Easter food baskets at noon on Saturday and the Vigil Mass of the Lord's Resurrection at 9.p.m.
Masses on Easter Sundaqy will be at 7, 9 and 11 a.m.