Holy Week 2018 Schedule

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the most solemn week of the Church’s liturgical year. For nearly 40 days, we have surrendered ourselves to prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms. Now, we are invited to an even deeper spirit of prayer as we follow Christ on his journey to the cross.

Here is the schedule of Masses for the coming week:

  • Palm Sunday (March 24/25)
    • Sat.: 4:30 p.m.; Sun.: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
  • Holy Thursday (March 29)
    • Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 p.m.
    • Eucharistic Adoration until Midnight
  • Good Friday (March 30)
    • Passion Liturgy at Noon
    • Seven Last Words at 7:30 p.m.
  • Holy Saturday (March 31)
    • Easter Vigil at 8:30 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday (April 1)
    • 11 a.m.

Masses at the Cathedral

Wednesday, March 28, Tenebrae at 7:30 p.m., Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral: The choir sings from the triforium choir loft for this somber and reflective service of Holy Week. Traditional Latin motets, psalms, and the Lamentations of Jeremiah are sung.


There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following the Holy Thursday Mass until midnight in the Daily Chapel.


On Good Friday (March 30) at 7:30 p.m., join the CCUP Contemporary Music Group for an evening of music, prayer, and reflection based on the tradition Seven Last Words of Christ. Music and lyrics by our Director of Music Ministry, Luke D. Rosen.


Here are some resources for Lent from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

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