All are welcome at the following liturgies at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw:
10 a.m. & 5:30 p.m., Sunday, April 14: Mass, Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion (Bishop Hurley presiding at 10 a.m.)
10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 16: Chrism Mass (Bishop Hurley presiding)
7 p.m., Thursday, April 18: Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Eucharistic Adoration afterwards until 10 p.m.)
1 p.m., Friday, April 19: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (Bishop Hurley presiding)
8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20: Mass, The Easter Vigil
8 a.m. & 10 a.m. , Sunday, April 21: Mass, Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of the Lord (Bishop Hurley presiding at 10 a.m.)
A live stream of the above Masses will be accessible via the diocese website, saginaw.org. (under "MEDIA CENTER") and via Facebook. For Palm Sunday and Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday, only the 10 a.m. Mass will be live streamed.
For listing of all Parish Schedules go to www.saginaw.org/holyweek
About Holy Week
The days between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday are known as HOLY WEEK in the Catholic tradition. It is during this week that Christian people recall the Passion, death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD'S PASSION- The beginning of Holy Week and commemoration of the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified. The Most Rev. Walter A. Hurley, apostolic administrator for the Diocese of Saginaw, will preside.
CHRISM MASS- Bishop Hurley will preside at the Chrism Mass and representatives from all of the parishes of the Diocese of Saginaw will join the celebration. The holy oils which will be used for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders and Anointing of the Sick will be blessed by Bishop Hurley and distributed to representatives of the parish communities. Priests of the diocese will concelebrate the Mass with Bishop Hurley and renew their priestly promises.
HOLY THURSDAY- The institution of the Eucharist by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper — the First Mass in the Catholic tradition — is remembered in a special way. During the Mass, 12 parishioners will have their feet washed, recalling the way Jesus washed the feet of the 12 Disciples at that meal.
GOOD FRIDAY- The crucifixion and death of Our Lord is remembered as the faithful gather to venerate the cross and hear the Gospel account of Christ’s Passion and celebrate the adoration of the Holy Cross. Bishop Hurley will preside.
The EASTER VIGIL- A joyful night-watch by Christians who have gathered to celebrate the most important feast in the life of the Church – the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the Dead. The Vigil Mass begins outdoors with the blessing of the Easter fire. It is during the Vigil Masses celebrated across the diocese and around the world that thousands will join the Catholic Church as they receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist. Over one hundred will receive the Sacraments of Initiation in the Diocese of Saginaw.
EASTER SUNDAY- Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. The Gospel account of the encounter of the first Christians with Our Risen Lord and his empty tomb is read during Mass. Bishop Hurley will preside at 10 a.m. Mass.