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Cathedral, CBD churches post Holy Week schedule

 
Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond will officiate at the Blessing of Palms at 10:50 a.m. March 20 outside St. Louis Cathedral to open the observance of Holy Week, followed by a procession into the Cathedral for the 11 a.m. Mass. There will also be a 5 p.m. vigil Mass on Saturday and a 9 a.m. Mass on Palm Sunday. Blessing of the Palms will be at all Masses.
 
 On Monday and Wednesday of Holy Week, March 21 and March 23, Mass will be celebrated at 12:05 p.m. Confessions will be heard from 11:30 to 11:50 a.m. On Tuesday, March 22, Mass will be at 7:30 a.m., and the Mass of Blessing of the Oils and Consecration of the Holy Chrism will be celebrated by Archbishop Aymond at 10 a.m.

On Holy Thursday, March 24, Archbishop Aymond will celebrate the 7 p.m. Mass in commemoration of the Lord’s Last Supper, followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 9:30 p.m. On Good Friday, March 25, Stations of the Cross will be held at noon, followed by the sacrament of reconciliation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. At 3 p.m., Archbishop Aymond will preside at the Passion of the Lord, including Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion.

On Holy Saturday, March 26, Archbishop Aymond will preside at the Solemn Easter Vigil at 8 p.m., beginning with the blessing of the new fire and the lighting of the Paschal candle outside the cathedral.

On Easter Sunday, March 27, Archbishop Aymond will celebrate the Mass at 11 a.m. This Mass will be followed by an Easter Egg Hunt in the St. Anthony Garden behind the cathedral. Other Easter Masses will be celebrated at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Holy Week services at other business district Catholic churches follow:

➤ Immaculate Conception Church (Jesuit), 130 Baronne St.: Palm Sunday Vigil Mass will be on Saturday at 4 p.m., preceded by confessions from 3 to 3:50 p.m. Palm Sunday Masses will be at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The evening Mass will be preceded by adoration, rosary and confessions from 7 to 7:20 p.m. Vigil Mass and all Sunday Masses will include the blessing and distribution of palms.

On Monday through Wednesday, Masses will be at 7:30 a.m. and noon, with confessions heard from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

On Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper will be at 7 p.m., followed by adoration until 9 p.m. On Good Friday, the church will open at 7 a.m. for pilgrims, prayer and veneration of a Relic of the True Cross. Morning prayer will take place in the church at 7:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross will take place at noon. Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion (with Communion) will be at 3 p.m. Confessors will be available from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. On Holy Saturday, Morning prayer will take place in the church at 7:30 a.m. There will be no confessions heard on Saturday. The Solemn Easter Vigil will be celebrated at 8 p.m. Masses on Easter Sunday will be at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The evening Mass will be preceded by adoration, rosary and confessions from 7 to 7:20 p.m.

➤ Our Lady of Guadalupe, 411 N. Rampart St.: Palm Sunday Vigil Mass will be at 4 p.m. Palm Sunday Masses are at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m. Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. Good Friday services include Stations of the Cross at noon and Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 3 p.m., with confessions from 10 a.m. to noon. Confessions on Holy Saturday will be heard from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Easter Vigil Mass is at 8 p.m. on Saturday evening. Masses on Easter Sunday are at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m.

➤ St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane Ave.: Blessing of the Palms will be at the 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Palm Sunday Masses. On Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper will be at 6:30 p.m. On Good Friday, services begin at 3 p.m. with the Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross and Communion. The Easter Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 8 p.m. Saturday evening, with Easter Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. There will not be an 8:30 p.m. Mass on Easter Sunday.

➤ St. Patrick Church, 724 Camp St.: Palm Sunday Vigil Mass will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, with palms blessed at the beginning of Mass. Palm Sunday Masses will be at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. (Latin Mass) and 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The 9 a.m. Solemn Mass will be preceded by a Solemn Blessing of Palms and procession.

Monday through Wednesday, Masses are at 11:30 a.m. and noon. On Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper will be at 7:30 p.m., followed by Watch of the Altar of Repose until midnight. St. Patrick Church will open at 7:30 a.m. on Good Friday for visitation. At noon, the Stations of the Cross will be held. The Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion will be celebrated at 3 p.m. At all services on Good Friday, there will be a special blessing with the Relic of the True Cross.

On Holy Saturday, the Easter Vigil and the Pontifical First Mass of Easter will begin at 8 p.m. There will be no 5:30 p.m. Mass. The Masses on Easter Sunday will be at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (“Vidi Aquam,” Procession, and Solemn High Mass in Latin) and 11 a.m. (Procession and Solemn Mass in English), and 5:30 p.m. At both the 9 and 11 a.m. Masses, St. Patrick’s Choir will sing W.A. Mozart’s Sparrow Mass with orchestra. Confessions will be heard before all Holy Week Masses.

➤ St. John the Baptist Church, 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.: The church will be open for visitation on Good Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 

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