Holy Week – The Week That Changed The World

 

Holy Week April 14 – 20th Schedule

Tues No Mass
Wed 9:00 Mass 9:30 Stations

 

 

 

 

Sacred Triduum Schedule
Holy Thursday
Feast of the Last Supper – 7:00p.m.

Good Friday
Tre Ore / Seven Last Words 12:00 noon – 2:00
(note change)
Mary’s Way of the Cross 2:15 -3:00
The Passion of the Lord Liturgy 3:00

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil 7:00pm

Easter Sunday
Mass 9:00
Easter Egg Hunt 10:15
Mass 11:30  

Anniversary of Bl. Pope John Paul II’s death

  

The Life and Ministry of Blessed John Paul II

Adapted from From Pope John Paul II to Benedict XVI, by Sister Mary Ann Walsh, RSM with Catholic News Service
© 2005, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, all rights reserved.

 

Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, lived an unusually varied life before his priestly ordination. As a teen, he split stone at a quarry, wrote poetry and supported a network that smuggled Jews to safety during the German occupation of Poland.

As a young priest, he was a favorite with students at Lublin University who flocked to his classes and joined him on camping, hiking and canoeing trips. As the second-youngest cardinal ever named by the Vatican, he ran an informal office and celebrated holidays with Krakow actors.

It should have been no surprise that he would redefine the traditional role and demeanor of the papacy by traveling extensively, continuing to enjoy outdoor activities and taking on a wide range of political and moral issues.

As a high school student in his hometown of Wadowice, in southern Poland, Wojtyla impressed classmates by the intense way he would pray in church, a habit of deep meditation that remained with him for life

"Even as a boy he was exceptional," said Rafat Tatka, a neighbor who knew the young boy as Lolek, a nickname that translates as Chuck.  Read More