Lent 2015 – Daily Mass Readings – April

The full readings may be found at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website.

APRIL

1 Wed. Wednesday of Holy Week – Is 50:4-9a; Mt 26:14-25 (259)

2 Thu. Thursday of Holy Week (HOLY THURSDAY) –

Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9; Rv 1:5-8; Lk 4:16-21 (260).

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15 (39). Pss Prop Holy day of obligation

3 Fri. FRIDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD (GOOD FRIDAY) – Is 52:13—53:12;  Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Jn 18:1—19:42 (40) Pss Prop Holy day of obligation

4 Sat. HOLY SATURDAY – Easter Vigil: Gn 1:1—2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a; Gn 22:1-18 or 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Ex 14:15—15:1; Is 54:5-14; Is 55:1-11; Bar 3:9-15, 32—4:4; Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28; Rom 6:3-11; Mk 16:1-7 (41) Pss Prop Holy day of obligation

5 Sun. EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORDSolemnity Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8; Jn 20:1-9 (42) or Mk 16:1-7 (41) or, at an afternoon or evening Mass, Lk 24:13-35 (46) Pss Prop Holy day of obligation

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ 2015 Liturgical Calendar.

Eucharistic Ministers’ Renewal on Holy Thursday

Eucharist-communion

All of our Eucharistic Ministers currently serving are invited to the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday night, at which time they will renew their commitment to serve the people of Saint Paul for another year. Following the Mass, all are encouraged to spend some time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel of Repose.

Holy Week Schedule

Holy-week

✚ Tuesday, March 31
7:30 a.m. – Mass
11 a.m. – Communion Prayer Service (No Mass)
10:30 a.m. – Chrism Mass at the Cathedral
✚ Wednesday, April 1
11 a.m. – Healing Mass with anointing of the sick and elderly

The Sacred Triduum

✚ Holy Thursday, April 2
(No 7:30 or 11 a.m. Masses)
7 p.m. – Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration until 11 p.m.
✚ Good Friday, April 3
(No Masses)
Noon – Stations of the Cross
3 p.m. – Solemn Service of the Passion of Our Lord
✚ Holy Saturday, April 4
(No 7:30 or 11 a.m. Masses;
no 4:30 p.m. Vigil)
11 a.m. – Morning Liturgy of the Hours and the Blessing of Food
8 p.m. – Vigil Mass of Easter
✚ Easter Sunday, April 5
6 a.m. – Sunrise Mass in the park adjacent to Church (bring a chair)
7:30, 9 and 11:30 a.m. – Masses in the Church

Sacrament of Reconciliation

✚ Friday, March 27 – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
✚ Saturday, March 28 – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
✚ Good Friday, April 3 – 11:30 a.m. to noon
✚ Holy Saturday, April 4 – 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.