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Liturgies and events at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church of Manchester for Holy Week and Easter 2017

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One of the earliest known depictions of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus (Rabbula Gospel illuminated manuscript, 6th century)

Below is a list of liturgies and events at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church of Manchester, located at 210 West Main Street, for Holy Week and Easter 2017:

PALM SUNDAY, April 9

  • Masses at 8:30 am and 10:30 am (with Vigil Mass Saturday evening, April 8 at 5:00 pm)
  • Outdoor procession with palms at the beginning of 10:30 am Mass (weather permitting)

HOLY THURSDAY, April 13

  • 7:30 pm – The Mass of the Lord’s Supper begins at 7:30 pm.
  • Following Mass on Holy Thursday, we are invited to “Watch and Pray with Jesus,” recalling his Agony in the Garden.
  • This time of prayer will begin immediately following Holy Thursday Mass and continue until 11:00 pm.
  • 11:00 pm – Holy Thursday night, we will gather to pray Night Prayer (Compline) from the Liturgy of the Hours.

GOOD FRIDAY, April 14

  • 12:00 noon – Stations of the Cross (the Via Dolorosa)
  • 3:00 pm – Service for Friday of the Passion of the Lord

HOLY SATURDAY, April 15

  • 1:00 pm – Blessing of the Easter Food Baskets

EASTER VIGIL, April 15

  • 9:00 pm – Mass for “The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night” begins after sundown.

EASTER SUNDAY MORNING, April 16

  • 8:30 am and 10:30 am – Easter Morning Masses of the Resurrection of the Lord

Questions? Contact St Mary Roman Catholic Church at 734-428-8811.

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