Project Description

Lent & Holy Week

Holy Week is the reenacting the Passion of Our Lord. Observances began in Jerusalem in the earliest days of the Church, when devout people traveled to Jerusalem at Passover to reenact the events of the week leading up to the Resurrection.

Holy Week is the same in the eastern and western Church, but because eastern Christians use the Julian Calendar to calculate Easter, the celebrations occur at different times. However, the following events in the week before Easter are the same, east and west, relative to the date of Easter:

  • Palm Sunday (or Passion Sunday), the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem.
  • Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday), the institution of Communion and the betrayal by Judas.
  • Good Friday, the arrest, trial, crucifixion, death, and burial of Jesus Christ.
  • Holy Saturday, the Sabbath on which Jesus rested in the grave.
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Youth Holy Week Retreat

April 9 @ 12:00 am - April 10 @ 1:00 pm

Attention all High School youth: Join us Holy Thursday through Good Friday at the Cathedral of the Incarnation for our Holy Week Retreat starting with Mass with the Bishop [...]

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Passion and Veneration of the Cross

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

La Pasión del Señor y la Veneración

April 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Easter Vigil Mass – English

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our RCIA Candidates & Elect will receive the Sacraments of Initiation

Misa de la Vifilia de Pascua

April 11 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Our RCIA Candidates & Elect will receive the Sacraments of Initiation

Sunrise Mass at the Markovich Farm

April 12 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 am

Divine Mercy Sunday Service

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Confession

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Guide to Confession

Examination of Conscience

Before celebrating the Sacrament of Penance [Confession], one should prepare themselves with an examination of conscience.  An examination of conscience is a “prayerful self-reflection on our words and deeds in the light of the Gospel to determine how we may have sinned against God” (Glossary, The Catechism of the Catholic Church).

Begin with these 3 questions…

1. Do I approach the sacrament of Penance with a sincere desire for purification, conversion, renewal of life, and a more intimate friendship with God? Or do I consider it rather as a burden, which I am only rarely willing to bear?

2. Have I purposefully forgotten or kept silent regarding grave sins in my most recent confession, or earlier confessions?

3. Have I fulfilled the penance that was imposed on me? Have I made reparation for the damage that I’ve done? Have I sought to put into practice my resolutions to amend my life according to the Gospel?

Then focus on these 3 main areas…

I. The Lord says: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart”

II. The Lord says: “Love one another as I have loved you.”

III. Christ the Lord says: “Be perfect, as the Father is perfect”