St. Michael Catholic Church

2024 Palm Sunday & Holy Week Schedule

2024 Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday:  March 28 2024

Parish Offices Closed.

NO 8:30 AM Mass or 5:30 PM Reconciliation.

Holy Thursday Services Only.

7:00 PM - Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Washing of the Feet (Church).

9:00 PM to 5:00 AM - Eucharistic Adoration in the Formation Hall.

Conclusion of Mass to 9:00 PM - Clergy

9:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Formation

10:00 PM to 11:00 PM - Knights of Columbus

11:00 PM to Midnight - Tongan Community

Midnight to 1:00 AM - Hispanic Community

Adorers needed for 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM.  We especially need at least two men for each hour, between the hours of 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM.

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Good Friday:  March 29, 2024

Parish Offices Closed.

NO 8:30 AM Mass.

Good Friday Services Only.

10:30 AM - Stations of the Cross (Church).

1:30 PM - Stations of the Cross led by the Youth Ministry (Outdoors in back field).

2:45 PM - 1st Day Novena to Divine Mercy (Church).

3:00 PM – Friday Passion of the Lord (Church).


Easter Vigil:  March 30, 2024

Parish Offices Closed.

NO 4:00 PM Reconciliation or 6:00 PM Vigil Mass.

10:00 AM - Ephphetha Rite for RCIA Elect (Church).

3:00 PM - 2nd Day Novena to Divine Mercy (Church).

8:00 PM - Easter Vigil Mass with RCIA Sacraments of Initiation and Reception into Full Communion of the Catholic Church (Church).


Easter Sunday:  March 31, 2024

     7:30 AM, 9:00 AM - Children and Youth Choirs, 11:00 AM  - Tongan Choir, 1:00 PM (Español)

     NO 5:00 PM Mass

     3:00 PM:  Novena to Divine Mercy


Monday, April 1, 2024

Parish Offices Closed.

8:30 AM Morning Mass will be celebrated.

3:00 PM:  Novena to Divine Mercy (thru Saturday, April 6, 2024).

  • What is Triduum?

The word “Triduum” means "three days."  The three days of the Sacred Triduum are Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This seventy-two hour period is the most important celebration of our entire liturgical calendar; it begins on Holy Thursday evening and concludes with Vespers (Evening Prayer) on Easter Sunday, The Sacred Triduum is actually ONE liturgy over three days. We may go home and come back again, but we do not actually “begin” and “end” our daily celebrations.

  • Where does the word “Paschal” come from? 

“Pascha” is a Greek word which translates the Hebrew word for “Passover.” Many Eastern Christians use it to refer to Easter. It may have two meanings. First, it may refer to “passage” – the passage of the Hebrews fleeing Egypt and the passage of Christ from death to life. Secondly, it has been interpreted as “passion” in the sense of Christ’s suffering. Both meanings are alluded to in the liturgical texts (Solarksi, Dennis, Liturgical Literacy, 162).

  • Where does the word “Easter” come from?

The word “Easter” may have originally derived from a mythological goddess of fertility. Early Christians often Christianized pagan observances. In the new Roman Missal, you will see titles that reflect the European custom of calling the day “Resurrection Sunday,” though Easter is certainly still used.