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Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose announces the upcoming 2005 Holy Week and Easter schedules.
Saturday, March 19, 5:15 p.m.: Palm Sunday Vigil Mass with blessing and distribution; Blessing of Palm will take place outdoors, weather permitting.
Sunday, March 20: Palm Sunday Masses will be at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., with blessing and distribution of Palm. Blessing of Palm will take place outdoors, weather permitting.
Thursday, March 24, Holy Thursday, 7:00 p.m.: Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
Friday, March 25, Good Friday: 12:00 noon – Ecumenical Way of the Cross, at which time a wooden cross is carried to several area churches with readings and a service at each; 2:00 p.m., The Passion of the Lord at Holy Name of Mary; 7:00 p.m. – The Stations of the Cross.
Saturday, March 26, Holy Saturday: 12:00 noon – blessing of food baskets and children’s Easter baskets, followed by an Easter egg hunt; 8:00 p.m. – Easter Vigil Mass.
Sunday, March 27, Easter Sunday: Masses at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
On Good Friday, March 25, the Ecumenical Way of the Cross will again be held in Montrose. At 12:00 noon, The Way will begin at the Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church with a reading from The Passion, prayers and music. A wooden cross will then be carried in procession by community members to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for a continuation of the reading and service. The procession with the cross will travel to the Montrose Methodist Church, where the reading and service will resume. The procession will conclude at the First Presbyterian Church with the final reading and service.
Everyone is invited to this holy event.
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