The present quarantine will continue through and past Easter. Because of this, the Holy Week services will be celebrated privately and streamed here on our parish website and on the Mother of God Facebook page. Note that on Palm Sunday, Fr. Comer will bless the palm that is usually distributed at Mass, and it will be kept until the church is open to the public again. Then you will be able to take it home.

The Triduum Masses will be celebrated in our deanery in three parishes—the Cathedral, Holy Cross, and Mother of God. These were chosen because all three live-stream their Masses. Only the priests can be physically present, as we must keep the number to less than 10. Fr. Comer will be joined by some of the other priests in the deanery, who will assist at the services.

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 5 — 9:30 am Mass

Thursday, April 9 —  10 am, The Chrism Mass at the Cathedral Basilica (Only the bishop and priests elected to represent the diocesan deaneries will be able to take part

Holy Thursday, April 9 — 6 pm, The Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, April 10 — 3 pm

Holy Saturday, April 11 — 8:30 pm, The Easter Vigil  (Liturgy of Initiation for catechumens and candidates will be postponed to a later date.)

Easter Sunday, April 12 — 9:30 am Mass