LENT & EASTER
Palm Sunday reminds us of how quickly things can change. We can live with great joy following Jesus and then find it difficult to follow when the path turns in unexpected ways. Through the Church we are protected and encouraged in the midst of change. Live these last days of Lent with an awareness and attentiveness to the prayers of the Church. I encourage you all to participate fully in the Triduum Liturgies. If you have had special graces given to you during this season of Lent or if you have experienced a new awareness of God’s working in your life, follow His journey to Calvary and be certain that those who die, rise with Him. Trust that if Lent has been a season of change, Easter will be as well!
The Parish Lenten videos can be found in numerous places:
Provide your email address to Linda Nuese (email@example.com)
www.vimeo.com – search for St. Lambert Parish
Facebook – www.facebook/stlambertsiouxfalls
Parish website: www.stlambertparish.org – right side, click on link for “view all videos HERE”
The parish will be hiring a new Director of Religious Education within the next few months. Theresa Wallace has been accepted into Pharmacy School at SDSU and will conclude her position on June 12th. If you or someone you know is interested in the position, please send a resume to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the office.
COMMUNAL PENANCE: Sunday, March 29th at 2:00pm: Christ the King/St Mary Sunday, March 29th at 7:00pm: ST. LAMBERT
Monday, March 30th at 7:00pm: Cathedral/Holy Spirit Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00pm: St Therese/St Michael
PRIVATE CONFESSIONS: Wednesday, April 1—6:15-7:00pm
(NOTE: NO NOON Confessions Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of this week)
No Daily Mass on Thursday, Friday or Saturday mornings.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:
Holy Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Adoration to follow until 10:00pm. Spend some time with Jesus in the Garden before His Passion.
Good Friday, April 3rd at 12:15pm: Good Friday Service (Passion, Veneration, and Communion). 7:00pm: Stations of the Cross; 8:00pm: Tenebrae Service
The Tenebrae service consists of readings from Scriptures, especially included are readings from the book of Lamentations. There are as many candles as there are readings plus one ‘Christ Candle’. After each reading, a candle is extinguished. After the last reading the final candle is put out and the ‘Christ Candle’ is then either hidden or put out and the whole church is bathed in darkness. A ‘great noise’ (symbolic of the earthquake after Jesus’ death) is made until the Christ Candle is returned to the Altar.
Holy Saturday, April 4th—8:00pm Easter Vigil Mass (no confessions)
Easter Sunday, April 5th—Masses at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am