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2016

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The Triduum services are covered in chronological order beginning with Holy Thursday. If you wish to jump directly to another service, use these links: Good Friday   Easter Vigil   Easter Sunday 

Holy Thursday of the Easter Triduum,, March 24:
At the Mass, Fr. John Farley was the celebrant assisted by Deacon Chuck Moss and acolytes Ken Kahn,
Karen Kahn, Jess Franta, and Matthew Keinbusch.
Holy Thursday OilsHoly Thursday, also known as Maundy Thursday, included the Presentation of the Holy Oils by
Mary Kienbusch, Mary Kienbusch (daughter), and Jess Franta.
Holy Thursday oil of catechumens
Holy Thursday readings The First and Second Readings are proclaimed by Carol Kennedy and Ken Goertz.
Choir
The Holy Thursday Mass choir, directed by Christina Wilson, sang the Responsorial Psalm.
Holy Thursday gospel and homily
The Gospel was proclaimed by Deacon Chuck before Father John spoke his homily.
Holy Thursday washing feet 1
Fr. John washed the feet of Deacon Chuck before inviting all to participate.
Holy Thursday washing feet 2
procession on Holy Thursday
procession on Holy Thursday procession on Holy Thursday The Holy Eucharist was carried by Fr. John in procession as it was transferred into a place of reposition in the Parish Center.
Repose
The Eucharist is being placed in the Altar of Repose by Fr. John.

Good Friday of the Easter Triduum, Passion of the Lord Service, March 25:
According to the Church's ancient tradition, the sacraments are not celebrated on Good Friday and the Celebration of the Lord's Passion is celebrated at three o'clock in the afternoon. The celebrant was Deacon Chuck along with the acolytes Karen Kahn, Ken Kahn and Mary-Lou Giacomelli.
Good Friday entrance
Good Friday readers
The First and Second Readings were proclaimed by Ken Goertz and Patti Schultz.
Good Friday gospel
The choir, directed by Christina Wilson, sang the Responsorial Psalm.
passion readers
The Passion readers were Patti Schultz, Deacon Chuck, and Ken Goertz.
Good Friday homily
Deacon Chuck spoke the homily after the Passion reading.
Good Friday veneration of the cross 1
The Adoration of the Cross began with Deacon Chuck processing in with the cross.
Good Friday veneration of the cross 2
Good Friday veneration of the cross 3
Good Friday veneration of the cross 4
Good Friday veneration of the cross 5
Good Friday Intentions
Ross Moss read the Intentions.

Paschal Vigil of the Easter Triduum, Easter Vigil in the Holy Night Mass, March 26:
On Holy Saturday the Church waits at the Lord's tomb, meditating on his suffering and death. Only after the Paschal Vigil in the Night, held in anticipation of the resurrection, does the Easter celebration begin, with a spirit of joy that overflows into the following period of fifty days.
tongues of fire
Fr. John and Deacon Chuck perform the Blessing of the Fire and Preparation of the Candle before processing in with acolytes Jess Franta, Matthew Keinbusch, Grace Flynn, and Karen Kahn.
Exsultet proclaimed
Fr. John proclaimed the Exsultet.
First Reading and Third Reading
The Second Reading is proclaimed by Patti Schultz and the Third Reading by Pat O'Connor with each followed by the singing of the Responsorial Psalm by the choir.
choir saturday
Third Reading and Responsorial Psalm
The Fourth Reading is proclaimed by Kathy Lumens and the Sixth Reading by Doug Bayer with each followed by the singing of the Responsorial Psalm by the choir.
Epistle and Homily
The Epistle is proclaimed by Dorothy Guilmette and Deacon Chuck incenses the Book of Gospels.
Vigil gospel and homily
The Easter Vigil homily is spoken by Fr. John.

Easter Sunday of the Easter Triduum, Resurrection of the Lord Mass, March 27:
Easter is the feast of feasts, the unending joy and gladness of all Christians. This is the day which the Lord has made. The Easters of this earth will lead us to that blessed day on which Christ has promised that He will come again with glory to take us with Him into the kingdom of His Father.
entrance Easter
Fr. John and Deacon Chuck celebrating the Easter Mass assisted by acolytes Mary-Lou Giacomelli,
Karen Kahn, and Ken Kahn.
First & Second Readers
The First and Second Readings are proclaimed by Roger Squire and Art Ondrejka.
Easter Mass responsorial psalm
The choir, directed by Christina Wilson, sang the Responsorial Psalm.
gospel Easter
Deacon Chuck incenses the Book of Gospels prior to proclaiming the Gospel.
gospel Easter 2
Homily Easter
Fr. John spoke the Easter Sunday homily.
sprinkling3
Fr. John sprinkled the assembly with Holy Water.
Gifts easter
The gifts were presented to Fr. John by the Tomassoni family.


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