Holy Week and Easter Liturgies at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral

Palm Sunday through Easter - Sunday April 2, 2023 – April 9, 2023

Holy Week begins Sunday, April 2, and concludes on Easter Sunday, April 9. The liturgical celebrations will take place at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Boulevard. All are invited.

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord – Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the Proclamation of the Passion, and marks the beginning of Holy Week.

5 p.m. Saturday, April 1 with Monsignor William Kubacki, Celebrant and Homilist

10 a.m. Sunday, April 2 with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, Celebrant and Homilist

Chrism Mass – Representatives from every parish and vocation come together in the Mass, which serves as the fullest expression of the local church gathered in prayer. All diocesan priests, as well as priests of religious communities serving in the Diocese of Toledo, concelebrate with the Bishop and renew their priestly promises. During this Mass, Bishop Thomas will bless the Oil of the catechumens and the Oil of the Sick as well as consecrate the Oil of the Sacred Chrism. These holy oils will be used in parishes and institutions throughout the Diocese during the coming year in the celebration of the Sacraments.

11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 4 with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, Celebrant and Homilist

Tenebrae – Tenebrae is the Latin term for ‘darkness,’ refers to the darkness held in the heart of the church during the days and hours of our Lord’s Passion and Death. This service of prayer, which includes Vespers, the Evening Prayer of the Church, incorporates hymns, prayers, a homily and the chanting of the Lamentations.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, Celebrant, and Rev. Walter Toscano, SAC, Homilist

Thursday of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday) – 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, Bishop Thomas will wash the feet of members of the faithful.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6 with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, Celebrant and Homilist

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday) – The Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, commemorates the Holy Passion and Death of Jesus Christ. The traditional Adoration of the Cross will take place during the Liturgy.

12:00 p.m. (Noon), April 7 – Stations of the Cross

3 p.m. Friday, April 7 with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, Celebrant and Homilist

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night – 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, the Elect (those who have not been baptized) and Candidates for Full Communion (those who will make a profession of faith in the Catholic Church and receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist) will become full members of the Catholic Church. These same Sacraments of Initiation are celebrated at parishes throughout the Diocese on this night.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8 with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, Celebrant and Homilist

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord – On this day of days, we offer Holy Mass as a joyful sacrifice of praise to the Father who raised his Son Jesus Christ from the dead!

10:00 a.m. Sunday, April 9 with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, Celebrant and Homilist

Posted March 30, 2023 at 11:02 am