Holy Week and Easter The Sacred Triduum

Easter Sunday (March 31)

7:30am    Eucharist at Sunrise
Sunrise Mass, a peaceful celebration.
9:30am    Solemn Eucharist* Archbishop Bernard Hebda 
Noon  Solemn Eucharist

Festive Masses with The Basilica Cathedral Choir, organ and brass. Includes a large entrance procession of cross, banners, candles, and bells.

5:00pm    Eucharist
Mass with Mundus Contemporary Ensemble.

*livestream and/or ASL interpreted

Holy Week
Monday through Wednesday
9:15am      Morning Prayer

Holy Thursday (March 28)
9:15am     Morning Prayer
Noon        Noon Prayer
7:00pm    Celebration of the Lord’s Supper*

The congregation takes part in the tradition of washing of the feet, a beautiful act of compassion, following Jesus’ example.   

Good Friday (March 29)
9:15am    Morning Prayer
Noon       Stations of the Cross*

This ancient custom allows participants to walk in the footsteps of Jesus as they remember the last moments in his life leading up to his death on the cross.

3:00pm   Celebration of the Lord’s Passion*

This solemn service commemorates the suffering and death of Jesus. Central to the service is the passing of a large cross.

7:00pm   Tenebrae*

This service commemorates the death of Jesus and his descent into hell. Tenebrae is Latin for shadows/darkness.

Holy Saturday (March 30)
9:15am     Morning Prayer
Noon        Noon Prayer
7:00pm    Celebration of the Resurrection*

The service begins around the large bonfire built on the plaza in front of the church.  The Easter Light is shared with members of the congregation as their candles are lit. All walk into a darkened church filling it with candlelight.