FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2018n
The Mass of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018, will be celebrated by Archbishop of New York Timothy Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick's Cathedral at 5:30 PM. Following the Mass there will be a procession with the Blessed Sacrament through the Cathedral to the Repository at the Lady Chapel for Adoration and prayer
Good Friday, March 30, 2018 will begin with the Tenebrae service at 9:00 AM. Monsignor Robert T. Ritchie will lead the congregation in prayer. The Meditation on the Seven Last Words will begin at 12:00 PM with Timothy Cardinal Dolan presiding and Bishop John O'Hara delivering the mediations. The service will conclude at 3:00 PM.
The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord will begin at 3:30 PM with Timothy Cardinal Dolan as the principal celebrant. The solemn celebration consists of a series of readings, the liturgy of the Word, solemn intercessions, and the Adoration of the Holy Cross. The service concludes with the distribution Holy Communion. Members of the press wishing to cover are asked to kindly arrive early.
The Easter Vigil of the Lord's Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 8:00 PM. The celebration will include the blessing of the fire, the lighting of the Paschal candle, and the reception of the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation by new members of the Catholic Church
Easter Sunday Mass will begin at 10:15 AM on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in the main Sanctuary of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Timothy Cardinal Dolan will be the principal celebrant
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