Dear Parishioners and Friends,
The Holy Triduum has begun. After a beautiful Mass of the Lord's Supper yesterday, celebrated with Saint Willibrord and Notre Dame de la Garde, we journey today to stand in sorrow at the foot of the Cross. Our faith, hope, and love will bring us to rejoice at Christ's empty tomb at Easter.
Today: Good Friday
Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord
- 1:00pm at Saint Thomas More
- 3:00pm at Saint Willibrord followed by the Way of the Sorrowful Mother at 4:00pm
Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence
Fasting: One full meal during the day. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but their combined amount should not be equal to that of a full meal. The norms of fasting are obligatory for Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59, unless exempted due to medical circumstances.
Abstinence: No meat may be consumed. Seafood, dairy, and eggs are permitted. The norms of abstinence are obligatory for Catholics above the age of 14.
Saturday, 8:00pm at Saint Willibrord Parish (351 Willibrord, Verdun)
Joint Mass for St Thomas More and St Willibrord with Father Raymond Lafontaine, Episcopal Vicar, presiding
Over the last year, including during the season of Lent, seven adults from the English Roman Catholic Parishes of Verdun have been preparing to receive Sacraments of Initiation this Easter! Please keep them in your prayers this weekend and all through the Easter season: Jennifer, Yvonne, Joey, Jessica, Sara, Gael, and Sergio.
Easter Sunday Mass
9:30am - Offered for all parishioners
The Octave of Easter
Monday, April 18: 11:00am - John & Joan Purcell by Their Estate
Tuesday, April 19: Communion Service
Thursday, April 21: 11:00am - Linda De Paolo by Wally & Rose Gregory
Saturday, April 22: 4:00pm - Communion Service
Yours in Christ,
Father Robert Assaly +