holy week at st. john's

 On Easter Sunday our  children "flower the Cross."

On Easter Sunday our  children "flower the Cross."

We hope you will join us for Holy Week as we make our way toward a glorious Easter Sunday. 

Palm Sunday
The blessing of the palms, the Passion of Our Lord, and the Holy Eucharist.

Saturday March 24, 5:30 pm: Vigil Mass with distribution of palms

Sunday, March 25, 10 am: Mass with distribution of palms (begins in Parish Hall)

Holy Wednesday, Stations of the Cross
Wednesday, March 28, 7 pm- Follow the last hours of Christ's life through these traditional prayers. 

Maundy Thursday
Thursday, March 29, 7 pm- Observe with us Jesus' institution of the Holy Eucharist at his last supper with the Apostles.

9 pm thru Friday Noon- Maundy Thursday Vigil (Church)

Good Friday
Friday, March 30
Noon- Stations of the Cross

7 pm- Mass of the Pre-sanctified. Mourn with us as we commemorate Jesus' death on the cross for our sins.

Great Vigil of Easter
Saturday, March 31, 7:15 pm (see note at bottom)- Join us for this most holy Mass of the Church year and first celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Bring your own bells and drums to make a joyful noise during our celebration of Jesus' resurrection.

Easter Sunday Mass
Sunday, April 1, 10 am- Celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead at our beautiful Choral Easter Mass. All children will be invited to "flower" the cross. Bring your own bells and drums to make a joyful noise during our celebration of Jesus' resurrection.

Afterwards, join us in our fellowship hall for a joyful Easter brunch.  And, the children's Easter egg hunt will take place on the church grounds.

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EASTER VIGIL NOTE: The Great Vigil of Easter begins with the lighting of the Paschal Flame in the vestibule. Make sure to arrive early to be seated. For your safety, the doors will close once the fire is lighted and will remain closed until the candle procession is completed.