Holy Week and Easter Oppportunities

Liturgy takes on a special meaning when you are a part of it. Please consider helping at a Triduum liturgy or an Easter Mass as part of the parking team, greeter or usher. More information is available online

Mimed Passion

We are looking for some talented and passionate middle school and high school students to help us proclaim the Gospel of the Crucifixion through the process of mime. This experience is so very powerful and we encourage students who have a talent for acting, and a desire to serve to use those talents this Holy Week! You can sign-up online or see Tree after Mass.

Practices are Sunday April 2 and April 9 from 2-3pm.

Final Presentation is Good Friday April 14 at 7pm: call time is 6pm.

Therese (Tree) Gorman
Director of Liturgy and Music

Lent Series

Travels to Triduum

This intergenerational six-week series will help us to dive into Lent through the lens of Holy Week. We will explore essential faith questions that will enrich our celebrations of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. Travels to Triduum will take place during Friday Soup Suppers in the Mullen Commons Vista immediately following the Stations of the Cross. Below is a list of the topics we will explore...

Friday, March 3, 7-8:30pm
Reflecting on the Journey and Symbols in Lent– how do we ‘pack our bags’ for this season?

Friday, March 10, 7-8:30pm
Channeling the energy of Holy Week before we get there where do we glimpse the Holy and how do we hold on to it?

Friday, March 17, 7-8:30pm
How should baptism shape Christians? Are we making our baptism relevant?
Join us for a discussion of the Living Water.

Friday, March 24, 7-8:30pm
Growing in Faith– how is God revealed to us and when does sharing become testimony? When does testimony become revelation?

Friday, March 31, 7-8:30pm
Resurrection: we believe in the resurrection of the body, the communion of saints, and wait– what?! Do we really? What does that look like?

Friday, April 7, 7-8:30pm
Holy Week and how do you go back to work on Monday excited to share how you washed a stranger’s feet?

 

Lenten Reconciliation

Come experience the healing power of God's Great Mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Our Communal Penance Services offer us as a parish community an opportunity to come together in prayer to acknowledge the Grace of God's mercy, forgiveness and the spiritual healing that comes with the Sacrament. Please make a special effort to join us. 

Monday, March 27th, 4:30pm, in the Church

Monday, April 3rd, 7:00pm, in the Church

Individual Reconciliation
Every Saturday at 4:00pm in the Church except Holy Saturday (April 15th)

Extra Special Occasion Children's Choir

It is the most festive and joyous season of the whole church year, and it is especially important that we give our children an opportunity to participate in meaningful ways for our Easter Celebrations. We are taking sign-ups for children grades Kindergarten and up to join us at the 9am Mass on Easter Sunday and entire Families to join us at the 12:30pm Mass on Easter Sunday (after the Easter Egg Hunts) in leading the prayer and worship of our Risen Lord. Sign-up online or after Mass in the choir loft.

 

Mandatory Rehearsal for Easter Children's Choir at 9am is Wednesday April 12 from 3:30pm to 5pm in the Faith Formation building.

 

Hope to see your children in the choir loft!

 

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Director of Liturgy and Music
St. John Vianney Catholic Church