Bishop’s Holy Week Schedule

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano—HOLY WEEK, 2018

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Chrism Mass
Wednesday March 28, 3:00 pm
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.

Good Friday
Friday March 30, 10:00 am
St. Mary Church, Stamford

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Friday March 30, 3:00 pm
Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, Stamford

Good Friday evening procession with the Cristo Morto and the Madonna Adolorata
Friday March 30, 7:00 pm
St. Mary Church, Norwalk

Easter Vigil
Saturday March 31, 8 pm
St. Augustine Cathedral

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.

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 1, 11:30 am
St. John Church, Darien