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Bishop’s Holy Week Schedule

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano—HOLY WEEK, 2019

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Chrism Mass
Holy Thursday April 18, 10 am
St. Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport

CHRISM MASS—One of the most beautiful and solemn liturgies of the year, the Chrism Mass celebrates the anniversary of that day the when Christ bestowed the Priesthood on the Church. At the yearly Chrism Mass, priests renew their priestly promises and the bishop blesses the sacramental oils that are used throughout the year in parishes and at ordinations.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Holy Thursday April 18, 8 pm
St. Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport

Good Friday
Way of the Cross Procession
Good Friday April 19, 10 am
Begins at St. Mary Church, ends at Our Lady of Fatima in Bridgeport

Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
Good Friday April 19, 3 pm
St. Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport

Easter Vigil
Holy Saturday April 20, 8 pm
St. Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport

EASTER VIGIL—In this service, adult catechumens are received into full communion with the Church. The Easter Vigil liturgy is the most beautiful liturgy in the Roman Catholic Church. It is the first official celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. It is held in the hours of darkness between sunset on Holy Thursday and sunrise on Easter Day—most commonly in the evening of Holy Saturday or midnight—and is the first celebration of Easter.