You’re Invited

Saturday (Easter Vigil): 8PM
Sunday: 9AM & 11A

Holy Week and Triduum

We invite you to join us for Holy Week and the liturgies of the Triduum. Never been to a Triduum liturgy? Not sure what to expect? No problem! Read on to find out more about the Triduum and for details on Holy Week liturgies at St. Peter the Apostle.

What is the Easter Triduum?

The Easter Triduum (“three days,” pronounced TRI-DOO-UM) is a three-day celebration when we remember Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection–not just as incidents from the past, but as events that have meaning and relevance for us in the present. The Triduum is a single celebration that takes place over three days–the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion, and the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil–and is the high point of the Church year. We enter the mystery of Christ as participants in the liturgies’ rich signs, symbols, stories, songs, and prayers. You’ll find information about our Triduum celebration below.

Holy Thursday, March 28

Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 8PM

What is it? A time when we remember the Last Supper, when Jesus and his apostles gathered to celebrate Passover.

What will I experience at church? Washing of the feet, Eucharistic Procession to the Altar of Repose after Mass.

Good Friday, March 29

Service of the Lord’s Passion – 3PM

What is it? A solemn celebration of Christ’s Passion and Death.

What will I experience at church? Veneration of the cross (we come forward to show our reverence and respect Christ’s Passion by kneeling before the cross, or just touching it in some way); a communion service instead of Mass. 

Solemn Stations of the Cross – 7PM

What is it? A meditative re-presentation of the Lord’s Passion and Death.

What will I experience at church? A solemn and simple re-presentation of the Lord’s final hours, from being condemned to death, to his crucifixion and burial in the tomb.

Holy Saturday, March 30

The Easter Vigil – 8PM

What is it? The biggest celebration in the Church year, when we remember God’s actions from Creation to the Resurrection of Jesus to the present.

What will I experience at church? The lighting of the Easter fire, candlelight, readings that tell the story of our salvation history.

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