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Posted on Mar 25, 2013 |

Holy Week Observations

Holy Week Observations

A scene from Living Stations of the Cross last week at St. Gertrude School. Many special Holy Week observances are planned at parishes here and around the world; see some notable ones from our region below. Photo courtesy St. Gertrude School.

A scene from Living Stations of the Cross last week at St. Gertrude School. Many special Holy Week observances are planned at parishes here and around the world; see some notable ones from our region below. Photo courtesy St. Gertrude School.

Every Catholic church in the world holds Holy Week observations. Here are some notable ones in the region, for those who want to venture beyond their parish for some or all:

Cathedral Observances:

Dates and times of observances at Cincinnati and Covington Cathedrals:

Cincinnati:

March 26, Chrism Mass, 7 pm.

March 28, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 5 pm. Bishop Joe Binzer will celebrate.

March 29, Liturgy of the Passion, noon. Bishop Joe Binzer will celebrate.

March 30, Easter Vigil, 8:45 pm. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will celebrate.

March 31, Easter Day Mass, 11 am. The Cathedral Choir will sing; Bishop Joe Binzer will celebrate.

Covington:

March 26, Chrism Mass, 7 pm.

March 28, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 pm.

March 29, Good Friday Service, 3 pm.

March 30, Easter Vigil, 8:30 pm.

Extraordinary Form:

Dates, times, and locations of Triduum observations in the “extraordinary form” — the Tidentine, or pre-Vatican II Mass in Latin:

March 28: Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Divine Mercy Church (Belleveue, KY ); 7 pm

March 28: Solemn Evening Mass at Holy Family Church (Dayton, OH), 7 pm.

March 29: Good Friday Liturgy at Sacred Heart Church (Bellevue, KY);  3 pm

March 29: Solemn Liturgy at Holy Family Church (Dayton, OH): 3:00 pm.

March 30: Vigil of Easter at Sacred Heart Church (Bellevue, KY); 8:30 pm

March 30: Vigil of Easter at Holy Family Church (Dayton, OH): 8:30 pm.

Special Good Friday events:

March 29, Walk for Justice and Peace (Dayton, OH): 

This interfaith walk is sponsored by more than 20 churches and groups including the Catholic Social Action Office in Dayton, Sisters of the Precious Blood and the University of Dayton Center for Social Concern. Begins at noon at the Old Courthouse in Dayton and ends about two hours later at First Baptist Church. Rain or shine. For information call (937) 224-3026.

March 29, Good Friday at San Carlos Borromeo/St. Charles Borromeo (Carthage, OH): 

This parish sponsored by the Comboni Missionaries celebrates Good Friday in South- and Central-American style; all are welcome.

Reading of the Passion, 4 pm; Living Way of the Cross, 5 pm; Veneration of the Cross, 6:30 pm, followed by the Rosary of the Solitude of Mary.

Praying the Steps:

For more than 130 years, people have “prayed the steps” of Holy Cross-Immaculata Church at Mt. Adams (Cincinnati) — reciting the rosary as they climb toward the hilltop church —  on the morning of Good Friday. Some people begin at midnight.

Tenebrae:

The Ancient Office of Tenebrae (“Shadows”) centers on songs and chants in a darkened church.

March 27: St. John the Baptist Church (Dry Ridge, OH), 7:30 pm.

March 27, The Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, 7:30 pm.

March 28: St. Bernard Church (Dayton, KY), 8 am.

March 29: St. Bernard Church (Dayton, KY), 8 am.

March 29, Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine, OH), 7 pm.

March 30: St. Bernard Church (Dayton, KY), 8 am.

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