Join us for Holy Week 2022!

Our Lenten Journey concludes with Holy Week at St. Pius X. See below for what to expect at each Holy Week Mass this year! All masses and services will feature music from a cantor and an organist unless otherwise specified.

Palm Sunday: April 9/10th

  • Palms will be distributed at each mass
  • Regular Mass Schedule

Holy Thursday: April 14th

  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 5:30pm
  • Many people say Holy Thursday is their favorite liturgy in Holy Week. At the beginning of Mass, we welcome the Holy Oils that will be used in our parish for the coming year (oil of catechumen, oil of the sick, and sacred chrism). There are three themes associated with this liturgy and reflected in the readings – instituion of the Eucharist, institution of the Priesthood and the call to service (represented by washing of the feet of 12 parishioners). Following communion, we process the Blessed Sacrament to the chapel and blow out all the candles on the altar (in preparation for Good Friday). Following the Mass, we have our Holy Thursday dinner in the Parish Center. Adoration in the chapel continues until 10:00pm when we close with night prayer. Mass is about 65 minutes in duration.

Good Friday: April 15th

  • Stations of the Cross at 12:10pm – we enter into the passion and death of our Lord by reciting the Stations of the Cross as once prayed by St. Pope John Paul II. These stations are particularly powerful as we become one with Jesus on this reflective day. Stations of the Cross are about 35 minutes in duration.
  • Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 6:00pm.
  • Good Friday is the only day of the year we do not celebrate Mass. We begin this liturgy in silence and it has three parts. First, is the reading of the passion according to John’s Gospel. Second, is the veneration of the cross (we all venerate the cross of Christ). Third, is receiving Holy Communion (we consecrate enough hosts at the Holy Thursday Mass for this liturgy). We depart in silence. The Lord’s Passion is about 65 minutes in duration.

Holy Saturday: April 16th

  • Easter Vigil Mass at 7:00pm
  • This is the most beautiful liturgy we do all year. We begin with the Easter fire in the church, light the Paschal (Easter) candle and all parishioners light their candles. We listen to three of the most beautiful readings in the bible before listening to the resurrection story of Jesus. We renew our baptismal promises and welcome into our church adults who have never been baptized or those wishing to be confirmed and receive First Communion.
  • Mass will feature music from the Adult Choir
  • This mass is about an hour and 45 minutes in duration

Easter Sunday: April 17th

  • 8am mass, 10am mass, and 12pm mass
  • 10am mass will feature music from the Adult Choir