Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday
March 20, 2016 – March 27, 2016
The Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul, Philadelphia
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD – March 20th, 6:30 p.m. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the Proclamation of the Passion. It marks the beginning of Holy Week. Other Masses on Palm Sunday are: 5:15 p.m. (Anticipated Mass for Sunday); 8:00 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. (Procession and Solemn Mass); and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish). (no mult-box feed available)
HOLY THURSDAY CHRISM MASS – March 24th, 9:40 a.m. (Procession); 10:00 a.m. (Mass)
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist. All Archdiocesan priests are invited to concelebrate with the Archbishop and to renew their priestly promises.
During this Mass, Archbishop Chaput will bless the Oil of Catechumens and the Oil of the Sick as well as consecrate the Oil of Chrism. These holy oils will be used throughout the Archdiocese during the coming year in the celebration of the Sacraments. (mult-box feed available)
The Chrism Mass will be streamed live at www.archphila.org and broadcast live on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM as well as Holy Spirit Radio 1420 AM and 1570 AM.
HOLY THURSDAY MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER – March 24th, 7:30 p.m.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant. Reverend Kenneth C. Brabazon, Parochial Vicar at the Cathedral, will preach. This Mass commemorates the Last Supper, during which Christ instituted the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of Holy Orders, and gave us His commandment to love one another. After the homily, following the example of Christ who washed the feet of the Apostles at the Last Supper, the Archbishop will also wash feet. Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament will continue until 11:00 p.m. (mult-box feed available)
[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]GOOD FRIDAY PASSION OF THE LORD – March 25th, 3:00 p.m.
Reverend G. Dennis Gill, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Director of the Office for Divine Worship for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will be the principal celebrant at the Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion, commemorating the Holy Passion and Death of Jesus Christ. Reverend Monsignor Louis A. D’Addezio, resident at the Cathedral, will preach. There will be three hours of meditations on the Passion of Christ in the Cathedral from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. during which Confessions will be heard. (no mult-box feed available)
EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT – March 26th, 8:00 p.m.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Easter Vigil Mass celebrating the Resurrection of the Lord. The Easter Vigil contains four components: Service of Light (Blessing of the Fire and Lighting of the Paschal Candle), Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of Baptism, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
After a reflective and intense period of prayer during Lent, Catechumens (those who have not been baptized) and Candidates (those who have been baptized) will become full members of the Catholic Church at the Cathedral and other parishes throughout the Archdiocese at the Easter Vigil and during Easter Time. In 2016, close to 600 new Catholics will be welcomed into the Church. (no mult-box feed available)
EASTER SUNDAY MASS – March 27th, 12:30 p.m.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the celebrant and homilist at the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord. Other Masses on Easter Sunday are: 8:00 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 10:00 a.m. (Spanish Mass in Cathedral Chapel); 11:00 a.m.; and 2:00 p.m. in Spanish. There will not be a 6:30 p.m. Mass. (no mult-box feed available)