Holy Week 2021

The “Easter Triduum”
(Latin: three days)

This is the most ancient and central celebration of the Church’s liturgical year. The three-day celebration begins with Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples (Holy Thursday), his crucifixion and death (Good Friday), and his resurrection (Easter Vigil and Easter Day).

The Triduum is a commemoration of Jesus’ death and resurrection into new life. We celebrate what we believe: that Christ by dying destroyed our death, and by rising, he restored our life. This liturgical season is celebrated as one great feast, the solemn celebration of the Church year.

The Triduum celebrates our participation as parish communities in God’s saving action as we pass from death to new life in Christ.

Please join us for mass!

 

Holy Thursday: April 1

Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7:00 pm at St. Augustine
This is a day of fasting & abstinence for all Catholics.

Liturgy of the Word
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Transfer of the Eucharist
There will be a time of prayer before the Holy Eucharist

Good Friday: April 2

Confession:
2:45 pm at St. Edward

Walking Stations:
3:00 pm St. Edward to St. Augustine

We will be meditating on Jesus’ passion while walking to St. Augustine, where all are welcome to stay for service.

The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord
4:30 pm Mass at St. Augustine

The Liturgy of the Word
Intercession for the World
The Veneration of the Cross
Holy Communion

Holy Saturday: April 3

Solemn Vigil Mass of Easter
8:00 pm at St. Augustine

The Service of Light
The Liturgy of the Word
The Liturgy of Initiation
Confirmation
The Liturgy of the Eucharist

Easter Sunday: April 4

Easter Sunday Mass
8:30 am at St. Edward
10:30 am at St. Augustine

Easter Sunday Mass will be televised on KSMQ.

A message from Father Steffes

As we welcome and encourage you to come back to mass, and as you consider returning, we want you to know that we have been attentive to keeping everyone comfortable and safe!  We also want you to know that we have been offering, and continue to offer, baptisms, weddings, funerals, adoration, Confessions, anointings, faith formation, and much more at the church. First Communion and Confirmation are scheduled as well as Holy Week and Easter.  Attendance at Mass is increasing, and we continue to ask everyone to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entry.

Let us join together as the Body of Christ in receiving the Eucharist and the other sacraments!

 

We are continuing to offer three Masses each weekend for those who wish to attend:

4:30 PM Saturdays at St. Augustine

8:30 AM Sundays at St. Edwards

10:30 AM Sundays at St. Augustine

 

Weekdays, at St. Augustine:

7:30 AM Tuesday

11:00 AM Wednesday

7:30 AM Thursday

8:30 AM OR 5:15 PM Friday (it switches every other week during Lent)

 

We encourage those who have underlying health conditions to stay home and view the livestream on our Facebook Page. 

Anyone with symptoms or recent exposure to COVID-19 must remain at home. 

It may be helpful for you to know:

  • The South & East entrances (at St. Augustine) and the Family Room and front entrances (at St. Edward) are open. 
  • Masks are required! This important health measure is required in the state of Minnesota. Please remember that your mask must cover both your nose and mouth and that you should keep it on for the entire time you are in the church except when receiving communion. 
  • We have seating in each alternating pew. In addition, our greeters are helping to identify available spots that maintain 6 feet of space outside family households.
  • It is recommended that Communion be received in the hand; no Precious Blood is distributed at this time. 
  • There is no sign-of-peace.
  • Baskets are located near the entrances of the church (St. Edward) and at the center of the church, as well as a wooden box at the South entrance (St. Augustine) for your envelopes or donations.
  • Holy water fonts will remain empty, but Holy Water is available to take home.
  • The hymnals have been removed from the pews.
  • Volunteers are cleaning the church after each Mass in preparation for the next service.