2019 Lent and Easter Schedule
Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2019 at
Holy Sepulcher & Saint Kilian Parishes
Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Ashes will be distributed following the homily at the following times:
6:30 am - Saint Kilian
7:30 am - Holy Sepulcher
9:00 am - Holy Sepulcher
10:00 am - Saint Kilian
7:00 pm - Holy Sepulcher
7:00 pm - Saint Kilian
12:00 pm - Saint Kilian
4:00 pm - Saint Kilian
5:00 pm - Holy Sepulcher
5:30 pm - Saint Kilian
The 9:00 am and 10:00 am Masses are all-school Masses. "Service" is not a Mass but consists of Scripture readings, a brief homily, distribution of ashes, intercessions and a closing prayer.
Shut-ins wishing to receive ashes should phone the Parish Center at 724-586-7610 ext 301 (Holy Sepulcher) or 724-625-1665 ext 2108 (Saint Kilian). We will make every effort to have a Eucharistic Minister wisit them with the Eucharist and blessed ashes.
- Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. The Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence in the United States.
- The obligation of abstinence (refraining from eating meat) begins at the age of 14. The law of fasting (limited oneself to one full meal and two lighter meals) obliges those from age 18 until age 59. No one should consider this obligation lightly.
- Those individuals who have a medical condition in which fasting may be considered harmful are not obliged to fast but should perform some other act of penance or charity.
Eucharistic adoration will take place each Friday evening in Lent (except Good Friday) from 6:00 pm until Benediction at 6:50 pm at Saint Kilian.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross will take place each Friday evening in Lent (except Good Friday) at 7:00 pm in the churches of both Holy Sepulcher and Saint Kilian Parish.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
During Lent, we will offer special opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Tuesday, April 9: 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Holy Sepulcher
Wednesday, April 10: 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Saint Kilian
Monday, April 15: 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Saint Kilian
Tuesday, April 16: 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Holy Sepulcher
Wednesday, April 17: 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Saint Kilian
Additionally, confessions are scheduled on Saturdays (March 9 - April 13) as follows:
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm and again after the 4:00 pm Mass at Holy Sepulcher
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm at Saint Kilian
PALM SUNDAY - Sunday, April 14, 2019
Normal Mass schedules apply for both Holy Sepulcher and Saint Kilian Parish.
MONDAY, TUESDAY, AND WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK—April 15—17, 2019
Normal Mass schedules apply for both Holy Sepulcher and Saint Kilian Parish. Please refer to the Sacrament of Reconciliation section for confession times.
The Sacred Triduum
HOLY THURSDAY - Thursday, April 18, 2019
No morning Mass on this day
7:00 pm Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper at Holy Sepulcher
7:00 pm Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Saint Kilian
These solemn Masses include the symbolic washing of feet and Eucharistic procession.
Following Mass, the Eucharist will remain for adoration until 11:00 pm in the Churches.
We encourage parishioners to spend some time there in private prayer.
GOOD FRIDAY - Friday, April 19, 2019
Mass is never celebrated on this day
1:30 pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion and Death at Holy Sepulcher Church
3:00 pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion and Death at Saint Kilian Church
Each of these liturgies will include Scripture readings, special intercessions, veneration of the Cross and distribution of the Eucharist. The special liturgy enables parishioners to receive the Eucharist on this solemn day.
7:00 pm Tenebrae Service at Holy Sepulcher Church
This special liturgy includes Scriptural readings, Psalms and prayers in the context of a service of light and darkness.
Solemnity of the Lord's Resurrection
HOLY SATURDAY - Saturday, April 20, 2019
There are never any Masses except the Vigil on this day.
12:00 pm Blessing of Easter Food Baskets at Saint Kilian Church
12:30 pm Blessing of Easter Food Baskets at Holy Sepulcher Church
No 4:00 pm or 5:30 pm Masses on this day.
8:00 pm Easter Vigil at Saint Kilian Church
8:30 pm Easter Vigil at Holy Sepulcher Church
At both churches, this very special celebration of the Mass includes the blessing of the new fire and entrance procession, the sung Exultet, Liturgy of the Word and homily. Baptisms and Confirmation will be celebrated at Saint Kilian Church. There is ample seating in both churches, please join us for this ancient solemn celebration of the
beginning of Easter.
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - Easter Sunday Masses
8:00 am Holy Sepulcher Church
8:00 am Saint Kilian Church
10:00 am Saint Kilian Church
10:00 am North Catholic Auditorium
10:00 am Holy Sepulcher Church
12:00 pm Holy Sepulcher Church
12:00 pm Saint Kilian Church
12:00 pm North Catholic Auditorium
No 5:00 pm Mass on Easter Sunday