HOLY WEEK & TRIDUUM

Tuesday 7 pm: The Choir presents Tenebrae, a Solemn Choral Meditation on Holy Week. Holy Thursday 9 am: Church open for prayer. 7 pm: The Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper, with the Rite of Washing of the Feet. No other Masses are offered that day. Following the repose of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Easter Repository, the church will remain open for private adoration and prayer. 11 pm: Church closes. Good Friday 8 am: Upper Church is open for prayer. 9 am: Lauds (Morning […]

TENEBRAE: Prayer in Shadows

Tuesday, April 11, 7 pm FREE (no collection taken or donations asked) All welcome The Latin word for “shadows” or “darkness,” tenebrae is the name given to the Church’s celebration of the Hours of Matins and Lauds for Holy Week. It was much more common before Vatican II, but today it’s often used as a “choral preparation” or meditation on the themes of the Passion. A great number of composers have written some beautiful meditative pieces for this rite. Psalms and hymns of lament are read and […]