Holy Week and Easter services with religious communities

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Palm Sunday, April 13

Collegeville • All are invited to join St. John’s monastic community for the blessing of palms and celebration of the Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. at the Abbey Church.

Little Falls • All are invited to join the Franciscan Sisters for the blessing of palms and Eucharist at 8:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Francis Convent.

Onamia • All are invited to join the Crosier Fathers and Brothers in morning prayer at 8:45 a.m., celebration of the Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. with the Holy Cross Parish, and solemn vespers at 5 p.m. at Holy Cross Priory Church.

St. Joseph • All are invited to join the Benedictine Sisters for the blessing of palms and celebration of the Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Benedict’s Monastery.


Holy Thursday, April 17

Collegeville • All are invited to join St. John’s monastic community for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8 p.m., followed by adoration until 11:45 p.m., in the Abbey Church.

Little Falls • All are invited to join the Franciscan Sisters for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m., followed by adoration until 10 p.m., in Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Francis Convent.

Onamia • All are invited to join the Crosier Fathers and Brothers in morning prayer at 8 a.m. for the Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah and in celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 p.m. with the Holy Cross Parish at Holy Cross Priory Church.

St. Joseph • All are invited to join the Benedictine Sisters in celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Benedict’s Monastery. (Food shelf donations are encouraged.)

St. Joseph • Spirituality Center at St. Benedict’s Monastery offers Triduum/Easter Retreat starting today at 4 p.m. and ending at 1 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Led by Benedictine Sister Margaret Michaud, the retreat offers an opportunity for those who attend to join the monastic community in observing the liturgies of Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday and to share in personal reflection, prayer, group discussion and daily presentations on the liturgies. Fee is $200, which includes room and meals. (Reservations are for all four days. Participation in the presentations is optional. Sponsorship assistance available.) Call 320-363-8987 to register.


Good Friday, April 18

Collegeville • All are invited to join St. John’s monastic community in morning prayer at 7 a.m., midday prayer at noon, Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3 p.m. and evening prayer at 7 p.m. in the Abbey Church.

Little Falls • All are invited to join the Franciscan Sisters in a silent walk for peace beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the west parking lot at St. Francis Center. Participants will take turns carrying the cross, which will lead the procession from one site to another in silence. Stations of the Cross will be prayed both outdoors and indoors at 11 a.m. (Outdoors — gather on the east side of the convent; Indoors — gather in Sacred Heart Chapel.) The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, to which all are invited, will be at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Francis Convent. (For more information call 320-632-0668 or visit www.fslf.org.)
Onamia • All are invited to join the Crosier Fathers and Brothers in morning prayer at 8 a.m. for the Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah and the commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Priory Church.

St. Cloud • All are invited to join Communion and Liberation (a nonprofit movement within the Catholic Church) in the outdoor Way of the Cross at the Lake George War Memorial at 2 p.m. Those who wish may assemble on the steps of St. Mary’s Cathedral at 1:15 p.m., following the 12:05 p.m. Good Friday service there, to process to Lake George together. (For more information call John Steichen at 320-492-7063.)
St. Joseph • All are invited to join the Benedictine Sisters at a Good Friday service with veneration of the cross and distribution of Eucharist at 2:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Benedict’s Monastery.


Holy Saturday, April 19

Collegeville • All are invited to join St. John’s monastic community in morning prayer at 7 a.m., midday prayer at noon, evening prayer at 5 p.m. and celebration of the Easter Vigil at 9 p.m. at the Abbey Church.

Little Falls • All are invited to join the Franciscan Sisters in celebration of the Easter Vigil at 8 p.m., followed by fellowship, at Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Francis Convent.

Onamia • All are invited to join the Crosier Fathers and Brothers in morning prayer at 8 a.m. for the Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah and the celebration of the Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. with the Holy Cross Parish at Holy Cross Priory Church.

St. Joseph • All are invited to join the Benedictine Sisters in celebrating the Easter Vigil and Easter Eucharist with a special tradition. The lighting of a fire and blessing of the Easter candle, along with the extended Liturgy of the Word will begin at 8:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Benedict’s Monastery. Night watches, brief periods of prayer and silence around the Easter candle are held throughout the night. The service culminates in the Liturgy of Baptism and Easter Eucharist at 6 a.m. on April 20.


Easter Sunday, April 20

Collegeville • All are invited to join St. John’s monastic community in morning prayer at 8 a.m., celebration of the Eucharist at 10 a.m., midday prayer at noon and evening prayer at 5 p.m. in the Abbey Church.

Little Falls • All are invited to join the Franciscan Sisters in celebrating the Eucharist at 8:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Francis Convent.

Onamia • All are invited to join the Crosier Fathers and Brothers in morning prayer of The Easter Octave at 8:45 a.m., the celebration of the Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. with the Holy Cross Parish, and solemn vespers of The Easter Octave at 5 p.m. at Holy Cross Priory Church.

St. Joseph • All are invited to join the Benedictine Sisters in Easter morning prayer at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Benedict’s Monastery.