Easter at St. Mary’s

Easter at St. Mary’s

Experience Easter at St. Mary’s

As Lent comes to an end, the Church prepares for the holiest time of the year. Make the most out of Holy Week and Easter at St. Mary’s – journey with Christ through his passion, death, and resurrection.

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Mass on Saturday, April 1st at 5:00 PM and Sunday April 2nd at 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday, April 6th at 7:30 PM
Adoration after Mass until midnight

Good Friday

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Friday, April 7th at 3:00 PM
Stations of the Cross at 7:30 PM

Easter Vigil

Saturday, April 8th at 8:00 PM

Easter Sunday

Mass on Sunday, April 9th at 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

Experience the Easter Vigil at St. Mary’s

The Easter Vigil is the most solemn and sacred liturgy of the year. At St. Mary’s, we are excited to celebrate the triumph of Christ with you.

Easter Vigil at St. Mary's
Saturday, April 8th at 8:00 PM

What to Expect

The Vigil begins in the dark – no light except for the Paschal candle representing the light of Christ. After the ceremony of light, we hear from the Old Testament and recount this history of Salvation.

The celebration of Christ’s resurrection truly begins with the Gloria. Bring your bells to ring as we give glory to God who sent his only Son to save us from our sin.

Before the Liturgy of the Eucharist, we welcome new members of our community to the Catholic faith, as our catechumens are baptized. These new Catholics can now fully enter into the Church and into the St. Mary’s family.

Easter Vigil Reception

After the Vigil, we will have a potluck reception in the parish hall. Sign Up to Help! Your favourite prepared dish, finger food, veggie tray, cheese tray, cracker tray, meat tray, dessert tray will be greatly appreciated – making this a beautiful celebration of the Birth of the Church and the reception of RCIA Candidates into St. Mary’s Parish family.
Please drop off your ready to serve, labelled Food Donations in the kitchen. Special instructions notes are welcome. Volunteers to set up and clean up are welcome making the reception a success and a joy!

Divine Mercy Chaplet

The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a beautiful novena that starts on Good Friday and ends on Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday following Easter Sunday. Join us for the Divine Mercy Holy Hour on April 16th at 3:00 PM.