“It is accomplished; and bowing His head He gave up His spirit.” Today the whole Church mourns the death of our Savior. This is traditionally a day of sadness, spent in fasting and prayer.
According to the Church’s ancient tradition, the sacraments are not celebrated on Good Friday nor Holy Saturday. “Celebration of the Lord’s Passion,” traditionally known as the “Mass of the Presanctified” (although it is not a Mass), is usually celebrated midday. It includes the Liturgy of the Word, the Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion. Read more.
Here at Saint Paul the Apostle, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed immediately by the Stations of the Cross at 12 p.m. A Solemn Service will take place at 3 p.m.