HOLY WEEK AND EASTER LITURGIES AT THE
CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday
March 25, 2018 – April 1, 2018
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD – March 25th
HOLY THURSDAY CHRISM MASS – March 29th
During this Mass, Archbishop Chaput will bless the Oil of Catechumens as well as the Oil of the Sick and consecrate the Oil of Chrism. These holy oils will be used at parishes 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 as well as on Archbishop Chaput’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArchbishopChaput. Additionally, the Mass will be broadcast live on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM, Domestic Church Media, as well as Holy Spirit Radio 1420 AM and 1570 AM.
HOLY THURSDAY MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER – March 29th
GOOD FRIDAY CELEBRATION OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD – March 30th
Most Reverend Michael J. Fitzgerald, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, will preside and preach at the Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion, commemorating the Holy Passion and Death of Jesus Christ. During the three hours from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be The Office of Readings at noon, The Way of the Cross at 1:00 p.m., and a Meditation on the Seven Last Words at 2:00 p.m. Confessions will also be heard during this time.
EASTER VIGIL MASS – March 31st
After a reflective and intense period of prayer during Lent, Catechumens (unbaptized candidates) and Candidates (those who have been baptized in other faiths or baptized a Roman Catholic) 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 2018, close to 500 new Catholics will be welcomed into the Church over Easter.
EASTER SUNDAY MASS – April 1st
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.; 11:00 a.m. (Solemn Mass); and 2:00 p.m. (Spanish Mass in Cathedral Chapel.) There will not be a 6:30 p.m. Mass.