Holy Week 2014

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Sacrament of Reconciliation












"When I am lifted up from the earth, 

I will draw all people to myself." 
                                                                        Jn 12:32


2014 AD Holy Week / Easter Schedule 


Dear Friends in Christ,


During Holy Week we reflect o the meaninng of one great truth that sheds light on everything we beleive in as Christians, the death of Jesus and His resurrection from the dead.

May your participation in the rites of this Holy Week enichy your suderstaning of this truth and give you thr profound joy that such understanding brings.

To all parishioners, friends and their families, may you have the joy and blessing of this Easter Season.


Sincerely in Christ Service,


+ Bishop Paul

   Monsignor Bob -  Msgr. Cronin - Father Gerry -  Father Hank  - Fr. John

   Deacons - Religious - Staff



 Sacrament of Reconciliation


Saturday's (of Lent):
Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29 
Apr. 5, 12

   1:00 - 2:00 pm and
   6:00 - 6:30 pm




  Passion (Palm) Sunday 
Saturday (April 12):

   5:00 pm, 7:00 pm (Vigil Masses)

Passion (Palm) Sundayr> (April 13):

   7:00 am, 8:30 am
 10:30 am  Blessing of Palms, Procession, and Mass
                 Cathedral Choir 
(Celebrant and Homilist: 
                  Most Rev. Paul G. Bootkoski
, Bishop of Metuchen)

 12:30 pm

                 (Blessed Palm will be distributed, 
                  and The Passion according to Saint Matthew 
                  will be proclaimed at all Masses.)


  7:00 pm  Living Stations of the Cross - CYO Hall
(Presented by the Youth of the Cathedral Parish)

Monday of Holy Week
(April 14):

  7:00 and 8:00 am

  7:30 pm Mass of CHRISM and Priestly Commitment

           (Celebrant and Homilist: Most Rev. Paul G. Bootkoski, Bishop of Metuchen)

Tuesday of Holy Week
(April 15):

  7:00 and 8:00 am, 12:10 pm

  7:00 pm Parish Seder Meal
               (Cathedral Community Room)

Wednesday of Holy Week
(April 16):

  7:00 and 8:00 am, 12:10 pm

Holy Thursday
(April 17):

  9:00 am Morning Prayer (Presider: Rev. John Kavas
  7:30 pm Concelebrated Mass of the Lord's Supper and Procession
(Celebrant & Homilist: Rev. Msgr.Robert J. Zamorski, Rector )
               Eucharistic Adoration at the Repository Continues until Midnight

       [The Great Easter Fast for the Sacred Tiduum begins after Mass]

Good Friday
(April 18):

       [Day of Fast and Abstinance]
       (Divine Mercy Novena prayed daily begining today after Morning Prayer
          and concluding Sturday, April 6)

9:00 am Morning Prayer 
- Presider: Rev. Gerardo Paderon

 12:00 noon - 2:45 pm Three Hours Meditations
(Homilist: Rev. Peter Cameron, O.P., Editor “The Magnificat”
                 - Theme: “The Seven Last Words of Christ”)

  3:00 pm Solemn Liturgy of The Passion and Death of Our Lord 
(Celebrant and Homilist: Msgr. Willam Benwell, Vicar General .)

  7:30 - 9:00 pm Stations and Veneration of the Cross

  8:00 pm The Passion of Christ and the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary:
An evidence review of the wounds of Jesus (F.F. Primich, MD)
                Community Room
       [Day of Fast and Abstinence]           

Holy Saturday
(April 19):
       [Fasting until the Great Vigil -  No Confessions]     
  9:00 am Morning Prayer - Presider: Rev. Hank Hilton
  1:00 pm Blessing of Food - CYO Hall 

  8:00 pm Liturgy of the Great Vigil of Easter
(Celebrant and Homilist: Most Rev. Paul G. Bootkoski, Bishop of Metuchen)
Easter Sunday
(April 20):

  7:00 am (Note Special Mass Schedule)

 10:30 am - Cathedral Choir

  12:30 pm

Easter Week Masses
(April 21-25):

  9:00 am


 Morning Prayer


Monday - Wednesday:   7:40 am - Morning Prayer
Thursday - Saturday:   9:00 am - (see above)




Tuesday - Wednesday:  11:45 am - Rosary




Tuesday, April 3:   7:00 pm Seder
               (Cathedral Community Room)


 Eucharistic Adoration

Daily:   Our Lady Chapel (Parish Center); 7:00 am - 11:00 pm (Sunday - Friday)
                              (No adoration during Easter Triduum - see Hours)



** For days of LENT see Lenten Programs - 2014  **

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