HOLY WEEK & TRIDUUM

Tuesday, April 16

  • 7 pm: Tenebrae Choral Service and Meditations

Holy Thursday, April 17

  • 7 pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the mandatum (washing of the feet). Msgr. George Strausser presiding. Church will remain open for adoration and devotions after our Lord is reposed and the altar stripped.
  • 11 pm: Night Prayer (compline) with the Religious of the Assumption. The upper church closes afterwards.

Good Friday, April 18

  • 9 am: Morning Prayer. Books provided.
  • 3 pm: Solemn Stations of the Cross
  • 4 pm. *In Spanish* Veneration of the Wood of the Cross and the Distribution of Holy Communion
  • 7 pm: Veneration of the Wood of the Cross and the Distribution of Holy Communion

Holy Saturday, April 19

  • 9 am: Volunteer Clean-Up and Church Preparations. Please arrive early if you would like donuts and coffee. Entrance is through the sacristy. Doors to the church will remain shut.
  • 7:30 pm: The Solemn Vigil Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection. This is the most solemn Mass of the year, with the new fire of Easter lit at sundown.

Easter Sunday, April 20.

Masses follow the normal Sunday schedule. Please arrive early, as Masses get crowded; this is our most filled Sunday of the year, particularly at the 10:15. 

  • 7 am: Simple Mass.
  • 10:15 am: Solemn Mass with choir and organ
  • 12:30 pm: Mass in Spanish

Easter Monday

No Mass. Rectory offices are closed.

A Neighborhood Chamber Concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Palm Sunday, April 14

Kids activities in the School Hall, 1:30 pm
CONCERT in the church, 3 pm

The Philadelphia Orchestra invites you to a free Neighborhood Chamber Concert hosted by St. Francis de Sales, as part of a series in which the music and musicians of the Orchestra are introduced to new audiences and venues outside of Verizon Hall. Enjoy a concert by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra in the marvelous acoustics of de Sales!

Featuring:
Yayoi Numazawa – Violin
Daniel Han – Violin
Che hung Chen – Viola
Branson Yeast – Cello

Selections by Mendelssohn, Mozart, and others.

Event is preceded by a meet-and-greet in the school auditorium with nibbles-style catering provided by Vietnam Cafe. Come for face painting, balloon animals, and music! FREE, but let them know you’re coming!