Sunday March 24th, begins with Lunch after the 11 am Mass--LIFT Gatherings-ALL are welcome! We will be continuing our exploration of the Beatitudes with Pope Francis.
Monday March 25, begins with Dinner at 5:30 pm--LIFT Gathering- ALL are welcome! We will be continuing our exploration of the Beatitudes with Pope Francis.
Wednesday March 27th, 7 pm Communal Reconciliation in the Church
Easter basket assembling for children in need takes place on Palm Sunday, April 14th, after the 8:30 am Mass. All ages welcome to join us! Collections for the Easter baskets are always needed!
**Stations of the Cross: Every Friday during Lent at St John's/St Joseph's in Rensselaer
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, April 14th: Vigil Mass at 4PM, Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 11AM—Blessing and distribution of Palm at all the Masses
**After the 8:30 am Mass on Palm Sunday, the Parish gathers in the gym to assemble Easter Baskets for children in need around the Capital Region. Please join us. Donations are always appreciated, see bulletin.
Monday, April 15th, Mass at 9AM
Tuesday, April 16th, Mass at 6PM
Wednesday, April 17th, Mass at 9AM
The Sacred Paschal Triduum
Holy Thursday—Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 6PM
Followed by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament to a place of repose for private prayer until 9PM.
Good Friday—Stations of the Cross at 3PM
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 6PM -Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Holy Cross and Communion.
The Easter Vigil—Holy Saturday at 7:30PM
Lighting of the new fire and Easter candle. Scripture readings presenting the story of salvation.
Blessing of Baptismal Font and Water. Renewal of Baptismal Promises by all present.
Reception of Holy Communion.
Easter Sunday—Masses at 8:30AM, 10AM, 11:30AM Renewal of Baptismal Promises at all Masses.
All are welcome!