BRIDGEPORT– For the second year in a row, the bishop’s Triduum Masses and liturgies will be live-streamed from the St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport.
On Holy Thursday April 1, the bishop will celebrate the Chrism Mass—10 am and the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 pm. Both Masses will be lived streamed on the diocesan website.
The Chrism Mass is celebrated to bless the holy oils that are used in the sacraments throughout the year, and to strengthen the bond between the bishop and his priests. During the Mass the bishop leads the Renewal of Priestly Promises with a series of questions. Deacons and religious are also in attendance.
The bishop also blesses the Oil of the Catechumens, the Oil of the Infirm and the Holy Chrism (a mixture of olive oil and balsam used in ordinations and confirmation).
In his online Mass for Palm Sunday, Bishop Caggiano said “Holy Week invites us to reenact the great mysteries of our faith, and to remember that what was begun in the Upper Room is the same sacrifice Jesus offers his believers today.”
This year’s Masses will also permit in-person attendance. However, registration is advance is required for all those who wish to attend, and seating remains limited as a result of Covd-19 safety restrictions.
Bishop’s Live-Streamed Holy Week Masses:
Holy Thursday—April 1
Chrism Mass—10 am
Mass of the Lord’s Supper—7 pm
Good Friday—April 2
Celebration of the Passion of the Lord
Easter Vigil Mass—April 3
St. Augustine Cathedral is located at 399 Washington Avenue in Bridgeport. Anyone interested in attending in person must register on the Cathedral website: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cathedralparish.
For online viewing, visit the diocese website: www.bridgeportdiocese.com