Paschal Triduum celebrated throughout the Diocese

Faithful gather at Parishes throughout the Diocese of Venice for a celebration of the Paschal Triduum (April 1-4, 2021).

The Paschal Triduum of the Passion and Resurrection of the Lord begins with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday), has its center in the Easter Vigil, and closes with Vespers (Evening Prayer) of the Sunday of the Resurrection (Easter).

Through the implementation of health and safety precautions, including social distancing and the wearing of masks, the 2021 celebrations were a stark difference from the Triduum of 2020 when churches were closed to public Mass during the early days of the global Pandemic.

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St. William Parish in Naples included the commemoration when Jesus Christ established the Sacrament of Holy Communion prior to His arrest and crucifixion. It also observes His institution of the priesthood. This Liturgy included the presentation of the oils blessed and consecrated by Bishop Frank J. Dewane during the March 30 Chrism Mass which will be used for the Sacraments in the Parish throughout the year.

Later, was the traditional washing of the feet. A procession with the Holy Eucharist to transfer the Eucharist to the place of reposition in the Parish Hall followed the Prayer after Communion. This procession led out the main doors of the church and then around to the rear where the hall is located. Along the way were tiki torches to light the path.

On Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion, the faithful at St. Margaret Parish in Clewiston participated in the Stations of the Cross prior to the Liturgy which included the reading of the Passion from the Gospel of John.

Stations of the Cross at a few Parishes were led by children and in many cases the presentation was scaled-back due to the Pandemic. For example, thousands typically participate in the Stations at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Immokalee. The Liturgy was celebrated in English, Spanish and Creole and still drew a large crowd. Different in 2021, health and safety precautions required that the Veneration of the Cross took place without physically touching the crucifix.

An Easter Triduum Retreat at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice drew more than 30 people. Led by Director of Spirituality Father Mark Yavarone, Oblate of the Virgin Mary, the retreat started with supper on Holy Thursday and ended with breakfast on Easter Sunday following the celebration of a Sunrise Easter Liturgy.

On Easter, to accommodate the expected crowds and to ensure social distancing, Parishes throughout the Diocese added extra Masses and some even set up tents outside.

News Briefs for the Week of April 2, 2021

Palm Sunday opens Holy Week

The opening of Mass on the Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, begins with the Procession with Palms and a reading of the Gospel of Mark (11:1-10), describing the scene of the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem days before He was put to death and resurrected . This opening is followed by the blessing of the palms and marks the start of Holy Week with the Easter Triduum beginning at sunset on Holy Thursday and continuing until the Great Easter Vigil.

Easter Sunday Televised Mass

The Diocese of Venice in Florida will air the televised Easter Sunday Mass, for a full hour. The Mass can be viewed at 9 a.m. on the CW Network in Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto, Charlotte, Hardee and Highland counties, and at 10:30 a.m. on FOX4 in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Desoto counties. The Mass is also available on the Diocese of Venice website at www.dioceseofvenice.org/tvmass.

Livestream moves from Catholic Center to Epiphany Cathedral Parish

After more than a year of livestreaming the Mass from the Catholic Center, beginning April 1, 2021 the livestream of the daily and weekend Masses will be broadcast at 8 a.m. from Epiphany Cathedral Parish. You will still be able to find the Masses on the Diocese of Venice Facebook page found www.facebook.com/dioceseofvenice or at www.facebook.com/epiphanycathedral.

Bishop celebrates Mass for students in Fort Myers

Bishop Frank J. Dewane finished his round of celebrating Mass for students in Diocese of Venice Catholic schools with the latest stops on March 25, 2021, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, at Bishop Verot Catholic High School and St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Fort Myers.

During these Masses, Bishop Dewane stressed how the Lenten Season is a time for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as we prepare to celebrate the Paschal Mystery of our Faith. He also fielded questions from the eighth graders at St. Francis Xavier.

Divine Mercy Sunday Prayer Service

On Sunday, April 11, all are invited to join Bishop Frank J. Dewane in a Prayer Service for Forgiveness and Healing from pregnancy loss from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Epiphany Cathedral, 350 Tampa Avenue West, Venice. The Prayer Service will also be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/DioceseofVenice. Contact Sylvia at 941-412-5860 or project.rachel@dioceseofvenice.org for any questions.

Bishop celebrates Mass for students at Ave Maria University

Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass on the Vigil of Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, March 27, 2021, for the students and faculty of Ave Maria University. Following Mass was a community celebration of the Feast Day of the University, the Annunciation of Our Lord, moved from March 25 to the weekend to allow everyone to participate. The outdoor festivities included a barbeque dinner as well as musical entertainment.

Mass for Victims of Child Abuse April 16

April is Child Abuse Awareness Prevention Month, and in conjunction with the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the Diocese of Venice will hold a Mass for Victims of Child Abuse for the 14th consecutive year. Bishop Frank J. Dewane is the Celebrant of the Mass at 8 a.m. on April 16, 2021 at Epiphany Cathedral, 350 Tampa Ave. W., Venice. The Mass will be livestreamed through www.facebook.com/dioceseofvenice, and all are welcome to attend as we come together to pray for the victims of abuse.

Evangelizing Catechesis: Survey of the new Directory for Catechesis

The Diocese Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation is offering an online course surveying the new how-to guide, the Directory for Catechesis, published by the Vatican in 2020. This new edition of the Directory emphasizes how to incorporate evangelization throughout the entire process of catechesis. This course is for Directors and Coordinators of Religious Education, catechists, schoolteachers, adult faith formators, RCIA teams, parents — anyone who teaches the Faith. Co-teachers of the course are Dr. John Gresham, Director of the Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation, Anne Chrzan, Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Venice, and Joshua Mazrin, Director of Evangelization for the Diocese of Venice. The six-week course starts April 19, 2021. There is a $25 fee to take the course. Visit the Institute website for more information and to register at www.insitute-dov.org or contact the director for more information: john.gresham@institute-dov.org.

Parent Cyber Security Presentation

The Offices of Family Life and Religious Education are hosting a free parent event “Protecting God’s Children Online in a Hyper Digital Age.” Cyber security expert Liz Repking will cover keeping kids safe from cyber bullying, online predators, sexting, online gaming, and how to help children create an escape plan when trouble arises. There are two opportunities to attend: April 14, 2021 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 1301 Center Road, Venice, and April 15 at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 2057 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Both presentations are from 6:30-8 p.m. Registration by April 10 is required for planning purposes at  https://dioceseofvenice.regfox.com/protecting-gods-children-online-in-a-hyper-digital-age.

 

 

Holy Week is Here – Paschal Triduum is the heart and summit of our liturgical year

As the Lenten Season draws to a close, now more than ever we must prepare for the Easter Triduum which bespeaks the suffering, death and Resurrection, rendering visibly that God’s love has no bounds.

Through the blessings of the Lord, it is possible to physically attend Mass during this holiest of weeks as compared to 2020 when Parish services were suspended. For those who still have concerns about coming to Mass, each of the major celebrations will be livestreamed from Epiphany Cathedral in Venice (also check your local Parish livestreaming availability).

Either way, it is essential to stay truly connected to your Faith at this critical time. As we slowly emerge from the darkness and sorrow brought forth by the global pandemic, it is also a time to reflect on the past year.

“The Universal Church remains,” Bishop Frank J. Dewane said. The importance of the Paschal Triduum is enhanced as the celebration of these important moments in the suffering, death and Resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ are what unite us, bringing light in the face of darkness.”

Pope Francis describes Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday as enabling us to enter increasingly in the great mystery of our Faith: the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Holy Father said “The Mystery we adore in this Holy Week is a great story of love that knows no obstacles. Jesus’ Passion lasts until the end of the world, because it is a story of sharing with the sufferings of the whole of humanity and a permanent presence in the events of the personal life of each one of us.”

Pope Francis also noted how the Triduum represents God’s service, love, and silence, and that we, as His disciples, are called to live out these characteristics in our lives.

Ahead of the Paschal Triduum is Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord. On Palm Sunday, the Church remembers Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem. The commemoration, with the blessing of the palms and procession, is a ritual action that marks our own entry into Holy Week.

The Paschal Triduum begins at the conclusion of Lent, which ends at sunset on Holy Thursday. “The Paschal Triduum of the Passion and Resurrection of the Lord begins with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, has its center in the Easter Vigil, and closes with Vespers (Evening Prayer) of the Sunday of the Resurrection. Triduum means “three days.” During these three days, we keep one festival that points toward Easter. These feasts are the heart of the entire liturgical year, not one feast among others.

Holy Thursday is April 1 and celebrated as an evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. A component often present on Holy Thursday is the Washing of the Feet. The washing of the feet is an optional practice, which may or may not be done, depending on pastoral circumstance.

Following the Holy Thursday liturgy, the Blessed Sacrament is removed from the Church to a place of repose to remain there until the Easter Vigil.

Good Friday is April 2 and includes the celebration of the Lord’s Passion. This day is a good time to reflect on the Stations of the Cross, with many Parishes offering the Stations on this day.

The Good Friday Liturgy is comprised of the celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Veneration of the Cross and reception of Eucharist. Veneration of the Cross is the climax of our response to the Passion. The faithful are called to behold Christ in his great act of love and we respond with loving veneration. For Christians, veneration – whether in person or remotely – means loving service to the cross and taking up one’s cross and following Christ crucified. For 2021, the veneration will be limited to a respectful bow before the cross, versus the traditional practice of touching or kissing the cross, for obvious safety reasons in the wake of the pandemic.

The Easter Vigil, on that holy night when the Lord rose again, is considered the “mother of all holy Vigils,” in which the Church, keeping watch, awaits the Resurrection of Christ and celebrates it in the Sacraments. The liturgy is begun in darkness, the Easter fire is kindled, the Paschal Candle is lit and brought into the darkened church with the proclamation that Christ is our Light. During the liturgy, the faithful hear the story of our salvation proclaimed in numerous Scripture readings. During this celebration, a Renewal of Baptismal Promises is made. In addition, 330 catechumens and candidates from across the Diocese of Venice will enter fully into the Catholic Faith through the reception of the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil celebration.

This Great Vigil opens the Easter Season which will continue for 50 days and finds its conclusion in the Solemnity of Pentecost, May 23, 2021. The 50 days from the Sunday of the Resurrection to Pentecost Sunday are celebrated “in joyful exultation as one Feast Day, or better as one ‘Great Sunday.’”

Holy Week livestream with Bishop Dewane

The key celebrations of Holy Week (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter) with Bishop Frank J. Dewane as the celebrant will be available via livestream from Epiphany Cathedral in Venice through the Diocese of Venice and Cathedral Facebooks pages. The Holy Thursday evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper is at 7 p.m.; the Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion is at 3 p.m.; the Easter Vigil is at 8:30 p.m.; and Easter Sunday Mass are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

 

News Briefs for the week of March 26, 2021

Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday Televised Mass

The Diocese of Venice in Florida will air the televised Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday Masses, each for a full hour. The Masses can be viewed at 9 a.m. on the CW Network in Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto, Charlotte, Hardee and Highland counties, and at 10:30 a.m. on FOX4 in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Desoto counties. The Mass is also available on the Diocese of Venice website at www.dioceseofvenice.org/tvmass.

Holy Week Mass times

The Holy Week Mass times for each Diocese of Venice Parish/Mission have been compiled and are available for viewing at www.dioceseofvenice.org. The list is in alphabetical order by city and includes the address and contact information for more information.

Catholic Center daily livestream to end March 31

The livestream of the Daily Mass from the Catholic Center will end on the final day of Lent, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The 8 a.m. livestream of the Daily Mass from Epiphany Cathedral in Venice will still be available for viewing through the Diocese of Venice and Cathedral Facebook pages. As usual, this stream is available for viewing throughout the day.

Knight receives honor for military valor

Knights of Columbus member Salvatore (Sal) Naimo, of the Our Lady of Victory Council 3358, served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1950s including during the Korean War. On his 89th birthday, March 17, 2021, the veteran received one of the military’s highest honors for his heroic actions nearly 70 years ago. Colonel John Polidoro, Chief of Staff for Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, awarded Cpl. Naimo the Silver Star in a ceremony at the Knights Hall in Sarasota.

It was September 1951 when Cpl. Naimo put his own life at risk by carrying two fellow Marines who were severely injured in a mortar attack to get aid. Naimo was nominated for the honor years ago but only recently was it approved and awarded.

“What I did in 1951, it is long gone in the past, but this will remind me of it forever,” Naimo said to local media who were present for the ceremony. “It was a day that I won’t forget. It is just something that I won’t probably talk about again.”

Divine Mercy items of interest

A Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday, April 2, 2021 and concludes Saturday, April 10. In private revelations to St. Faustina, Jesus asked that the Feast of Divine Mercy be preceded by a novena praying for nine intentions with the Divine Mercy Chaplet. It is particularly appropriate for anyone who has been touched by abortion or is nearing death. The novena can be accessed online at www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/novena.php.

In addition, there will be a Divine Mercy Sunday Prayer Service on April 11, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Epiphany Cathedral, 350 Tampa Ave, West, Venice. Everyone is invited to participate in the prayer service for forgiveness and healing from pregnancy loss. The prayer service will also be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/DioceseofVenice.

For information about either the Divine Mercy Novena of the Prayer Service, please contact Sylvia at 941-412-5860 or project.rachel@dioceseofvenice.org.

Bishop celebrates Mass for students in Sarasota and Bradenton

Bishop Frank J. Dewane continued celebrating Mass for students in Diocese of Venice Catholic schools with the latest stops on March 8, 2021, at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota, March 19 at St. Joseph Catholic School in Bradenton and March 23 at St. Martha Catholic School and St. Mary Academy in Sarasota.

During these Masses, Bishop Dewane stressed how the Lenten Season is a time for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as we prepare to celebrate the Paschal Mystery of our Faith.

Freshman Retreat

The Bishop Verot Catholic High School Class of 2024 enjoyed the much-anticipated Freshman Retreat on March 17, 2021. Seniors led the event, including a scavenger hunt, small group discussions, ice cream social, and candlelight prayer service in the courtyard. The key moment of the retreat was the celebration of Mass. This retreat was postponed from before the start of the academic year due to necessary pandemic restrictions.

 

 

2021 Diocese of Venice Holy Week Mass times

Below, please find the 2021 Holy Week Mass times for the Parishes and Missions of the Diocese of Venice, including the address and phone number. The list is in order of the cities where the Parish/Mission is located. If you have any questions, please contact the Parish/Mission directly.

ARCADIA

St. Paul, 1330 E. Oak St.; 863-494-2611

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m., 11 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER – 9 a.m., noon (Spanish)

AVE MARIA

Ave Maria, 5068 Annunciation Circle, Suite 101; 239-261-5555; www.avemariaparish.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 9 a.m. (Donahue Academy), 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Latin)

AVON PARK

Our Lady of Grace, 595 E. Main St.; 863-453-4757; www.ologap.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon (Spanish)

BOCA GRANDE

Our Lady of Mercy, 240 Park Ave.; 941-964-2254

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m.

BOKEELIA

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, 12175 Stringfellow Road; 239-283-0456; www.miraculousmedalch.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 6 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m.

EASTER – 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m.

BONITA SPRINGS

St. Leo the Great; 28290 Beaumont Road; 239-992-0901; www.stleocatholicchurch.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m. (Spanish)

BOWLING GREEN

Holy Child; 4315 Chester Ave.; 863-773-4089; michaelwauchula.weconnect.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

BRADENTON

Sacred Heart; 1220 15th St. W.; 941-748-2221; www.sacredheartbradenton.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

GOOD FRIDAY – noon (Creole), 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. (Spanish), 4 p.m. (Creole)

Ss. Peter and Paul the Apostles; 2850 75th St. W.; 941-795-1228; www.sspeterandpaul.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Parish; 2704 33rd Ave. W.; 941-756-3732; www.sjcfl.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

BUCKHEAD RIDGE

St. Theresa of the Child Jesus; 1027 Chobee Loop; 863-946-0696

HOLY THURSDAY – 4 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 10 a.m.

CAPE CORAL

St. Andrew; 2628 Del Prado Blvd. S.; 239-574-4545; www.standrewrcc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., noon

St. Katharine Drexel; 1922 S.W. 20th Ave.; 239-283-9501; www.drexelcc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 7 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

CLEWISTON

Santa Rosa de Lima; 835 N. Mayoral St.; 863-983-8585; www.saintmargaretparish.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – noon (Spanish)

EASTER – 8 a.m. (Spanish)

St. Margaret; 208 N. Deane Duff Ave.; 863-983-8585; www.saintmargaretparish.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m., 8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 4 p.m., 6 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 10 a.m., noon (Spanish)

ENGLEWOOD

St. Raphael; 770 Kilbourne Ave.; 941-474-9595; www.strapheng.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

EVERGLADES CITY

Holy Family; 200 Datura Ave.; 239-394-5181; sanmarcochurch.com

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER – 10:30 a.m.

FORT MYERS

Jesus the Worker; 881 Nuna Ave.; 239-693-5333; www.jesustheworker.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL- 8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER – 7:30 a.m. (Spanish), 9 a.m. (Spanish), 11 a.m. (Spanish), 1 p.m. (Spanish)

Our Lady of Light; 19680 Cypress View Drive; 239-267-7088; ourladyoflight.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

Resurrection; 8121 Cypress Lake Drive; 239-481-7171; resurrectionch.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:15 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. (Latin)

San Jose; 10750 Gladiolous Drive; 239-481-1143; jesustheworker.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 5 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

St. Cecilia; 5632 Sunrise Drive; 239-936-3635; saintcecilias.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 2 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

St. Columbkille; 12171 Iona Road; 239-489-3973; stcolumbkille.com/

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:10 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

St. Francis Xavier; 2157 Cleveland Ave.; 239-334-2161; www.stfrancisfm.org/

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m.; 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. (Polish), 4 p.m. (Creole)

St. John XXIII; 13060 Palomino Lane; 239-561-2245; www.johnxxiii.net

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 8 p.m. (Vietnamese)

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m., 11:30 p.m. (Vietnamese)

EASTER – 7:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (Spanish)

St. Vincent de Paul; 13031 Palm Beach Blvd.; 239-693-0818; www.stvincentftmyers.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

FORT MYERS BEACH

Ascension; 6025 Estero Blvd.; 239-463-6754;

HOLY THURSDAY – 5:30 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m.

EASTER – 6:45 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m..

GROVE CITY

St. Francis of Assisi; 5265 Placida Road; 941-697-4899; www.sfoachurch.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:15 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon

HOLMES BEACH

St. Bernard; 248 S. Harbor Drive; 941-778-4769; www.stbernardcc.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m.

EASTER – 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

IMMOKALEE

Our Lady of Guadalupe; 207 S. 9th St.; 239-657-2666

HOLY THURSDAY

7 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

GOOD FRIDAY

7 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

EASTER VIGIL

8:30 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

EASTER

7:30 a.m. (Spanish), 9 a.m. (English), 10:15 a.m. (Creole), 12:15 p.m. (Spanish), 7 p.m. (Spanish)

LA BELLE

Holy Martyrs; 4290 Crescent Ave. S.W.; 863-675-0030; www.olqh.weconnect.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m.

Our Lady Queen of Heaven; 355 S. Bridge St.; 863-675-0030; www.olqh.weconnect.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Spanish), noon (Spanish), 1:30 p.m. (Spanish)

LAKE PLACID

St. James; 3380 Placid View Drive; 863-465-3215; www.stjameschurchlp.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m.

EASTER – 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m.

Mision Santiago Apostol; 685 County Road 621 E.; 863-385-0049; www.stjameschurchlp.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER

10 a.m. (Spanish)

LAKEWOOD RANCH

Our Lady of the Angels; 12905 State Road 70 E.; 941-752-6770; www.olangelscc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

LEHIGH ACRES

St. Raphael; 2514 Lee Blvd.; 239-369-1831; www.saintraphaelcc.net/

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:15 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m. (Spanish)

LONGBOAT KEY

St. Mary, Star of the Sea; 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive; 941-383-8758; www.stmarylbk.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m.

MARCO ISLAND

San Marco; 851 San Marco Road; 239-394-5181; www.sanmarcochurch.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (The Charter School), 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

MOORE HAVEN

St. Joseph the Worker; 24065 U.S. Highway 27; 863-946-0696

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 6:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 8 a.m.

NAPLES

Corpus Christi; 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 239-592-1949; www.corpuschristifssp.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 4 p.m. (Latin – St. William Parish, Naples)

GOOD FRIDAY – 5 p.m. (Latin – St. William Parish, Naples)

EASTER VIGIL – 10 p.m. (Latin – Royal Palm Academy, Naples)

EASTER – 9 a.m. (Latin – Royal Palm Academy, Naples), 4:30 p.m. (Latin – St. William Parish, Naples)

St. Agnes; 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 239-592-1949; www.stagnesnaples.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:15 p.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m.

St. Ann; 475 9th Ave. S.; 239-262-4256; www.naplesstann.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:15 a.m.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; 5225 Golden Gate Parkway; 239-455-3900; www.stelizabethseton.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. (Spanish)

St. Finbarr; 13520 Tamiami Trail E.; 239-417-2084; www.stfinbarr.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., (Spanish), 10 a.m., 11:45 a.m.

St. John the Evangelist; 625 111th Ave. N.; 239-566-8740; www.saintjohntheevangelist.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m.

St. Peter the Apostle; 5130 Rattlesnake Hammock Road; 239-774-3337; www.stpeternaples.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. (Creole), 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

EASTER – 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. (Spanish), 3:45 p.m. (Creole)

St. William; 601 Seagate Drive; 239-261-4883; www.saintwilliam.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

NOCATEE

Capilla Católica de San Juan Diego; 5247 S.W. Highway 17; 863-494-2611

EASTER – 1 p.m. (Spanish)

NORTH FORT MYERS

St. Therese; 20115 N. Tamiami Trail; 239-567-2315; www.sainttheresechurch.net

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

NORTH PORT

San Pedro; 14380 Tamiami Trail; 941-426-2500; www.sanpedrocc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 7 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.

OSPREY

Our Lady of Mount Carmel; 425 S. Tamiami Trail; 941-966-0807; www.olmc-osprey.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon

PALMETTO

Holy Cross; 505 26th St.; 941-729-3891; www.holycrossdov.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)

PARRISH

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini; 12001 69th St. E.; 941-776-9097; www.sfxcparrish.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – noon

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 9 a.m.

PORT CHARLOTTE

San Antonio; 24445 Rampart Blvd.; 941-624-3799; www.sanantoniorcc.org/

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:15 p.m.

EASTER – 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

St. Charles Borromeo; 21505 Augusta Ave.; 941-625-4754; www.stcharlespc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:15 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (Creole), 5:30 p.m.

St. Maximilian Kolbe; 1441 Spear St.; 941-743-6877; www.stmaxcatholic.org/

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon

PUNTA GORDA

Sacred Heart; 211 W. Charlotte Ave.; 941-639-3957; www,sacredheartfl.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

SANIBEL

St. Isabel; 3559 Sanibel Captiva Road; 239-472-2763; www.saintisabel.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

SARASOTA

Christ the King; 1900 Meadowood St.; 941-924-2777; www.christthekingsarasota.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Latin)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (Latin)

EASTER VIGIL – 10 p.m. (Latin)

EASTER – 8:30 a.m. (Latin), 10:30 a.m. (Latin), 12:30 p.m. (Latin)

Incarnation; 2929 Bee Ridge Road; 941-921-6631; www.incarnationchurch.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs; 833 Magellan Drive; 941-755-1826; www.olqm.net

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m.

St. Jude; 3930 17th St.; 941-955-3934; www.stjudesarasota.com/

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 6 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Bilingual)

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (Spanish), 10:30 a.m., noon (Spanish), 1:30 p.m. (Spanish)

St. Martha; 200 N. Orange Ave.; 941-366-4210; www.stmartha.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Vietnamese)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Vietnamese)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, noon (Vietnamese/Hall), 5:30 p.m.

St. Michael the Archangel; 5394 Midnight Pass Road; 941-349-4174; stmichaelssiesta.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6 a.m., 7:15 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m.

St. Patrick; 7900 Bee Ridge Road; 941-378-1703; www.churchofstpatrick.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m.

St. Thomas More; 2506 Gulf Gate Drive; 941-923-1691; www.stthomasmoresrq.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:10 a.m., noon, 12:10 p.m.

SEBRING

St. Catherine Parish; 882 Bay St.; 863-385-0049; www.stcathe.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish – Youth Center)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 6 p.m. (Spanish – Youth Center)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. (Spanish – Youth Center)

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon (Spanish), 4 p.m.

VENICE

Epiphany Cathedral; 310 Sarasota St.; 941-484-3505; www.epiphanycathedral.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:10 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Polish)

Our Lady of Lourdes; 1301 Center Road; 941-497-2931; www.ollvenice.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – noon

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:15 a.m., noon

WAUCHULA

St. Michael; 408 Heard Bridge Road; 863-773-4089; www.michaelwauchula.weconnect.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 4 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. (Spanish), noon (Spanish)

Holy Week unites faithful, from afar

From Palm Sunday through the celebration of Easter, Catholics around the world celebrated the holiest of weeks united knowing that the celebration of the life, death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the central tenant of the Faith.

There is no denying that Holy Week 2020 was unprecedented, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing the suspension gatherings for Mass across the globe. However, thanks to modern technology, the faithful were able to stay connected to the Church from afar.

The live streaming of Holy Week services – Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter – from parishes to the faithful on their home computer or television was the form of presence this year.

Bishop Frank J. Dewane, who celebrated the Triduum liturgies from Epiphany Cathedral, said the temporary closure of churches is a bitter affliction that all feel deeply.

“I am painfully aware that this causes you, good Catholics, difficulty as you are troubled and hurt by the loss of the Eucharist and the other Sacraments, the consolation of those Sacraments in your life,” Bishop Dewane said “Our churches are closed, but yet I think we have to think of something else. Christ isn’t quarantined from any of us. Indeed, the Gospel is not in chains. The Word of the Lord, it is out there. It is alive” Bishop Dewane said. “In prayer and in Faith we are people of the Word, the Word of God, the Word made flesh in Jesus Christ. With both of these together, whether its online or from a distance, nothing can stand in our way.”

Images of Pope Francis celebrating Mass in an empty St. Peters Basilica, or perhaps it was a priest standing behind the altar with no congregation present, did not diminish the significance of the liturgies. In fact, by tuning in to these celebrations, the faithful of Holy Mother Church were united in a way like never before. Remotely yes, but with a renewed appreciation for the Mass and the power of Holy Week that many may have taken for granted.

“Thank you for the beautiful Mass. The Church is empty,” one person noted on social media after watching Mass on Palm Sunday streamed live from Epiphany Cathedral in Venice.

While the gathering for Mass had been suspended since mid-March, Palm Sunday, a day marking the triumphant entrance of Christ into Jerusalem, with its traditional distribution of palms and uplifting liturgy, as well as the reading of the Passion of Christ, assist in putting the faithful in the right frame of mind for the significant events of Holy Week.

The physical separation of the faithful from the Church, changed the way one celebrated Holy Week, a week that brings comfort to many as the symbolism and traditions have been celebrated unchanged for centuries.

Parishes encouraged the faithful to proudly display palms – readily found in Florida – or other greenery, either on the doors or windows of their homes. The most imaginative created elaborate palm fans or large palm crosses for display, while others stood by the traditional placing of a palm frond behind a cross in their home or on the door knocker.

As Holy Week progressed, the faithful were comforted by seeing images from the Triduum (Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion, and the Easter Vigil) as well as the joyous celebration of Easter, the pinnacle of the Church year.

While each liturgy went on as usual, there were some differences that were necessary in light of the ongoing threat of the pandemic and need for social distancing.

On Holy Thursday, which celebrates the institution of the Eucharist as the true Body and Blood of Jesus Christ and the institution of the Sacrament of the Priesthood, some things seemed different. For example, omitted because of the pandemic, and optional every year, was the washing of the feet by the Holy Father, Bishops and priests. In addition, following the liturgy, the Blessed Sacrament is traditionally taken to a place of repose, usually with a procession and time for Eucharistic Adoration, as the altar is stripped bare and the tabernacle emptied. Instead, with no congregation present and social distancing needed, the Blessed Sacrament was returned to the tabernacle and no Adoration took place.

On Good Friday, the most notable change was that there was no veneration of the cross, a time when the faithful would come forward to either kneel, touch, or kiss a cross with the corpus. At Epiphany Cathedral, Bishop Dewane and the concelebrating priests for the liturgy, did venerate the cross from a kneeler placed before the cross in front of the altar. The faithful, watching from the safety of their home, were in fact encouraged to venerate a cross at home, or even the cross on a rosary when no cross was present. This symbolic gesture is a show of gratitude to Christ for enduring suffering and death for the forgiveness of our sins.

The Easter Vigil, a Mass held after sunset on Saturday, April 11, 2020, is one of the most powerful liturgies of the year. The celebration is to start in darkness, usually with the Easter fire lit and the Easter Candle brought forward. This year, the Easter Candle was lit and there was no Easter fire. This needed change removed the opportunity for the congregation to each have lit candles, providing a soft glow inside the church. In addition, the church was not darkened for the first part of the liturgy, when a series of readings, beginning with Genesis, were read.

The portion of the liturgy unable to take place this year was when catechumens and candidates, those entering into full Communion with the Church, receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion. A new date for the opportunity for the entry into the Church for catechumens and candidates has not been determined.

The rest of the Easter Vigil and the Easter Sunday liturgies were unaltered. The Renewal of Baptismal Promises was made at both but from afar for those watching at home.

Bishop Dewane remarked during the televised Mass on Easter, how “this Holy Day is the basis of our Faith. This year we celebrated the Resurrection differently… and maybe this was the Easter Season that changed how each grows to believe and view the Resurrection. May this renewed belief and Faith continue to grow from this experience as we go forward from Easter into the Easter Season.”

Holy Week nears: Paschal Triduum is the center and summit of our liturgical year

As the Lenten Season comes to a close, now more than ever we must prepare for the Easter Triduum which bespeaks of the suffering, death and Resurrection, renders visibly that God’s love has no bounds.

While it is not possible to physically attend Mass or enter church during this holiest of weeks, it is essential to stay truly connected to your Faith at this critical time. Parish priests, as well as Bishop Frank J. Dewane, will be live streaming the Holy Week celebrations (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter) with prayer intentions for those who are not present and those who are suffering during this time of the global pandemic.

“During this time of fear and uncertainty, the faithful must be assured that the Church continues to celebrate Lent and in turn Holy Week,” Bishop Dewane explained.

The Bishop went on to say, “While we would all wish for the church buildings in the Diocese, and throughout the world, to be open and full, the Universal Church remains, and the importance of the Paschal Triduum is not diminished. In fact, they are enhanced as the celebration of these important moments in the live, death and Resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ are what unite us, bringing light in the face of darkness.”

Pope Francis describes Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday as enabling us to enter increasingly in the great mystery of our Faith: the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Holy Father said the “Mystery we adore in this Holy Week is a great story of love that knows no obstacles. Jesus’ Passion lasts until the end of the world, because it is a story of sharing with the sufferings of the whole of humanity and a permanent presence in the events of the personal life of each one of us.”

Pope Francis also noted how the Triduum represents God’s service, love, and silence, and that we, as His disciples, are called to live out these characteristics in our lives.

Holy Week viewing schedule

A live stream of the Holy Week liturgies celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Dewane from Epiphany Cathedral in Venice will be available through the Diocese of Venice website at www.dioceseofvenice.org or through the Diocesan Facebook page at the following times.

2 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, Chrism Mass – a blessing of holy oils used for Sacraments;

7 p.m., Thursday, April 9, Holy Thursday – the Mass of the Lord’s Supper;

3 p.m., Friday, April 10, Good Friday – Stations of the Cross begin at 2 p.m., followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  At 3 p.m., the celebration of the Lord’s Passion will begin.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Easter Vigil – Mass during which the story of salvation is proclaimed in numerous Scripture reading, the Easter Candle is lit, and a Renewal of Baptismal Promises is made.

The Easter Sunday Mass will be available online on the Diocesan website; and can be viewed on television: 9:30 a.m. on the CW Network in Manatee, Highlands, Charlotte, Sarasota, DeSoto, and Hardee counties, and at 10:30 a.m. on FOX-4 in Lee, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Charlotte counties.

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In response to the special circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy See, through the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments and the Apostolic Penitentiary, has provided Pastoral Directives regarding Holy Week. By having all priests follow the directives during the time, the visible communion of the Church is manifest and is a source of hope and comfort to the Catholic Faithful.

The Paschal Triduum begins at the conclusion of Lent, which ends at sunset on Holy Thursday. Triduum means “three days.”  The Paschal Triduum is the three-day season counted sunset to sunset from Holy Thursday night to Easter Sunday evening. During these three days, we keep one festival, our Easter. These feasts are the heart of the entire liturgical year, not one feast among others.

Holy Thursday is April 9 and celebrated as an evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. A component often present on Holy Thursday is the Washing of the Feet.  While always optional, this year it will be omitted. After hearing John’s Gospel, when the foot washing would normally take place, the faithful are asked to reflect on Jesus’ call for service.

Following the Holy Thursday liturgy, the Blessed Sacrament is normally removed from the Church to a place of repose to remain there until the Easter Vigil. However, this year the Blessed Sacrament will be returned to the Tabernacle.

The Church keeps the Paschal Fast from Good Friday through the Easter Vigil. Unlike the penitential fasting of Lent (now over), it is the fasting of joyful anticipation and anxious yearning for the Easter sacraments.

Good Friday is April 10 and includes the celebration of the Lord’s Passion. This day is a good time to reflect on the Stations of the Cross (a video of the Stations is available on the Diocesan website).

The Good Friday Liturgy, which is never a Mass, but is comprised of the celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Veneration of the Cross and reception of Eucharist. Veneration of the Cross is the climax of our response to the Passion. The faithful are called to behold Christ in his great act of love and we respond with loving veneration. For Christians, veneration – whether in person or remotely – means loving service to the cross and taking up one’s cross and following Christ crucified.

The Great Easter Vigil, the night before Easter Sunday, is filled with ancient traditions of the Church. However, there is no lighting of fire this year. The Paschal Candle is lit with the proclamation that Christ is our Light. During the liturgy, the faithful hear the story of our salvation proclaimed in numerous Scripture readings. During this celebration, a Renewal of Baptismal Promises is made.

The Mass is a celebration of the Risen Christ who is really and substantially present in the celebration of the Eucharist. This Great Vigil opens the Easter Season which will continue for 50 days and finds its conclusion in the Solemnity of Pentecost, May 31, 2020.

The conclusion of the Easter Triduum and the celebration of Easter is not confined to a single day, in fact, throughout the next 50 days the Easter Season is celebrated “in joyful exultation as one Feast Day, or better as one ‘great Sunday.’”

 

 

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) 2020 Holy Week Message

 

 

2019 Holy Week Mass times

Staff Report

4/9/19

The following is a listing of Holy Week Mass times (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter) for the Parishes and Missions of the Diocese of Venice in alphabetical order by city. For any other information please contact the Parish/Mission directly.

ARCADIA

■ St. Paul, 1208 E. Oak St.; 863-494-2611

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 10 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. (Spanish), 1:15 p.m. (Spansih)

AVE MARIA

■ Ave Maria, 5068 Annunciation Circle, Suite 101; 239-261-5555; www.avemariaparish.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY -3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Latin)

AVON PARK

■ Our Lady of Grace, 595 E. Main St.; 863-453-4757; ologap.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (Spanish), 7 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon (Spanish)

BOCA GRANDE

■ Our Lady of Mercy, 240 Park Ave.; 941-964-2254

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m.

BOKEELIA

■ Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, 12175 Stringfellow Road; 239-283-0456; miraculousmedalch.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 5 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5 p.m. (Spanish)

BONITA SPRINGS

■ St. Leo the Great, 28290 Beaumont Road; 239-992-0901; stleocatholicchurch.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 6 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 6 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m. (Spanish)

BOWLING GREEN

■ Holy Child, 4315 Chester Ave.; 863-773-4089; michaelwauchula.weconnect.com

EASTER – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

BRADENTON

■ Sacred Heart, 1220 15th St. W.; 941-748-2221;  mysacredheart.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m. (bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 3:30 p.m. (Creole)

■ Ss. Peter and Paul the Apostles, 2850 75th St. W.; 941-795-1228; sspeterandpaul.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

■ St. Joseph Parish, 2704 33rd Ave. W.; 941-756-3732; www.sjcfl.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

BUCKHEAD RIDGE

■ St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, 1027 Chobee Loop; 863-946-0696

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 6:30 p.m.

EASTER – 10 a.m.

CAPE CORAL

■ St. Andrew, 2628 Del Prado Blvd. S.; 239-574-4545; standrewrcc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. (Spanish)

■ St. Katharine Drexel, 1922 S.W. 20th Ave.; 239-283-9501; drexelcc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7:30 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 7:30 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

CLEWISTON

■ Santa Rosa de Lima, 835 N. Mayoral St.; 863-983-8585

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – noon (Spanish)

EASTER – 8 a.m. (Spanish)

■ St. Margaret, 208 N. Deane Duff Ave.; 863-983-8585

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m., 8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 4 p.m., 6 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 10 a.m., noon (Spanish)

ENGLEWOOD

■ St. Raphael, 770 Kilbourne Ave.; 941-474-9595; strapheng.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

EVERGLADES CITY

■ Holy Family, 200 Datura Ave.; 239-394-5181; sanmarcochurch.com

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER – 10:30 a.m.

FORT MYERS

■ Jesus the Worker, 881 Nuna Ave.; 239-693-5333; jesustheworker.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER – 9 a.m. (Spanish), noon (Spanish)

■ Our Lady of Light, 19680 Cypress View Drive; 239-267-7088; ourladyoflight.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

■ Resurrection, 8121 Cypress Lake Drive; 239-481-7171; resurrectionch.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 4 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:15 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 10:35 a.m., noon, 2:15 p.m. (Latin)

■ San Jose, 10750 Gladiolous Drive; 239-481-1143; jesustheworker.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER – noon (Spanish)

■ St. Cecilia, 5632 Sunrise Drive; 239-936-3635; saintcecilias.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 2 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

■ St. Columbkille, 12171 Iona Road; 239-489-3973; stcolumbkille.com/

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:10 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 5:30 p.m.

■ St. Francis Xavier, 2157 Cleveland Ave.; 239-334-2161; stfrancisfm.org/

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2 p.m. (Polish), 4 p.m. (Creole)

■ St. John XXIII, 13060 Palomino Lane; 239-561-2245; johnxxiii.net

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 8 p.m. (Vietnamese)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Vietnamese)

■ St. Vincent de Paul, 13031 Palm Beach Blvd.; 239-693-0818; stvincentftmyers.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

FORT MYERS BEACH

■ Ascension, 6025 Estero Blvd.; 239-463-6754; https://discovermass.com/church/church-of-the-ascension-fort-myers-beach-fl/

HOLY THURSDAY – 5:30 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:45 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.,  11 a.m..

GROVE CITY

■ St. Francis of Assisi, 5265 Placida Road; 941-697-4899; sfoachurch.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon

HOLMES BEACH

■ St. Bernard, 248 S. Harbor Drive; 941-778-4769; stbernardcc.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

IMMOKALEE

■ Our Lady of Guadalupe, 207 S. 9th St.; 239-657-2666

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

GOOD FRIDAY – 6 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Bilingual), 10:30 p.m. (Creole)

EASTER – 7:30 a.m. (Spanish), 9 a.m. (English), 10:15 a.m. (Creole), 12:15 p.m. (Spanish), 2 p.m. (Spanish), 7 p.m. (Spanish)

LA BELLE

■ Holy Martyrs, 4290 Crescent Ave. S.W.; 863-675-0030; olqh.weconnect.com

GOOD FRIDAY – noon (Spanish)

■ Our Lady Queen of Heaven

355 S. Bridge St.; 863-675-0030; olqh.weconnect.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER – 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon (Spanish), 1:30 p.m. (Spanish)

LAKE PLACID

■ St. James, 3380 Placid View Drive; 863-465-3215; stjameschurchlp.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 6 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:15 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m.

■ Mision Santiago Apostol, 685 County Road 621 E.; 863-385-0049; stjameschurchlp.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER – 10 a.m. (Spanish)

LAKEWOOD RANCH

■ Our Lady of the Angels, 12905 State Road 70 E.; 941-752-6770; olangelscc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

LEHIGH ACRES

■ St. Raphael, 2514 Lee Blvd.; 239-369-1831

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m. (Spanish)

LONGBOAT KEY

■ St. Mary, Star of the Sea, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive; 941-383-8758; www.stmarylbk.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 5:30 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

MARCO ISLAND

■ San Marco, 851 San Marco Road; 239-394-5181; sanmarcochurch.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (Tommie Barfield School), 10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m. (Tommie Barfield School), 12:30 p.m.

MOORE HAVEN

■ St. Joseph the Worker, 24065 U.S. Highway 27; 863-946-0696

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 6:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 8 a.m. (bilingual)

NAPLES

■ Corpus Christi, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 239-592-1949; www.corpuschristifssp.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 5:30 p.m. (Latin)

GOOD FRIDAY – 5 p.m. (Latin)

EASTER VIGIL – 10 p.m. (Latin)

EASTER – 8:45 a.m. (Latin),

■ St. Agnes, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 239-592-1949; stagnesnaples.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10 a.m. (Palmetto Ridge High School), 11 a.m., 11:15 p.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m.

■ St. Ann, 475 9th Ave. S.; 239-262-4256; naplesstann.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:15 a.m.

■ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 5225 Golden Gate Parkway; 239-455-3900; www.stelizabethseton.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (Bilingual), 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Bilingual)

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. (Spanish)

■ St. Finbarr, 13520 Tamiami Trail E.; 239-417-2084; stfinbarr.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., (Spanish), 10 a.m., 11:45 a.m.

■ St. John the Evangelist, 625 111th Ave. N.; 239-566-8740; saintjohntheevangelist.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:45 a.m., 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 5 p.m.

■ St. Peter the Apostle, 5130 Rattlesnake Hammock Road; 239-774-3337; stpeternaples.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. (Creole), 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

EASTER – 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. (Spanish), 3:30 p.m. (Creole)

■ St. William, 601 Seagate Drive; 239-261-4883; saintwilliam.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

NOCATEE

■ Capilla Católica de San Juan Diego, 5247 S.W. Highway 17; 863-494-2611

EASTER – 1 p.m. (Spanish)

NORTH FORT MYERS

■ St. Therese, 20115 N. Tamiami Trail; 239-567-2315; sainttheresechurch.net

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

NORTH PORT

■ San Pedro, 14380 Tamiami Trail; 941-426-2500; sanpedrocc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 7 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.

OSPREY

■ Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 425 S. Tamiami Trail; 941-966-0807; olmc-osprey.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., noon

PALMETTO

■ Holy Cross, 505 26th St.; 941-729-3891; holycrossdov.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 6 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)

PARRISH

■ St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, 12001 69th St. E.; 941-776-9097; sfxcparrish.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – Noon

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

PORT CHARLOTTE

■ San Antonio, 24445 Rampart Blvd.; 941-624-3799; sanantoniorcc.org/

HOLY THURSDAY – 6:30 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:15 a.m.

■ St. Charles Borromeo, 21505 Augusta Ave.; 941-625-4754; www.stcharlespc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (Creole)

■ St. Maximilian Kolbe, 1441 Spear St.; 941-743-6877; stmaxcatholic.org/

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL -8:30 p.m.

EASTER -7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

PUNTA GORDA

■ Sacred Heart, 211 W. Charlotte Ave.; 941-639-3957; sacredheartfl.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

SANIBEL

■ St. Isabel, 3559 Sanibel Captiva Road; 239-472-2763; saintisabel.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

SARASOTA

■ Christ the King

1900 Meadowood St.; 941-924-2777; christthekingsarasota.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Latin)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (Latin)

EASTER VIGIL – 10 p.m. (Latin)

EASTER – 8:30 a.m. (Latin), 10:30 a.m. (Latin)

■ Incarnation, 2929 Bee Ridge Road; 941-921-6631; incarnationchurch.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (Polish)

■ Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, 833 Magellan Drive; 941-755-1826; olqm.net/

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m.

■ St. Jude, 3930 17th St.; 941-955-3934; stjudesarasota.com/

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Bilingual)

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (Spanish), 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., noon (Spanish), 1:30 p.m. (Spanish)

■ St. Martha, 200 N. Orange Ave.; 941-366-4210; stmartha.org

HOLY THURSDAY – noon (Low Mass), 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Vietnamese)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Vietnamese)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. (Vietnamese), 11 p.m. (Low Mass)

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m. (Spanish), 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, noon (Vietnamese/Hall), 5:30 p.m.

■ St. Michael the Archangel, 5394 Midnight Pass Road; 941-349-4174; stmichaelssiesta.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 7:15 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m.

■ St. Patrick, 7900 Bee Ridge Road; 941-378-1703; churchofstpatrick.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m.

■ St. Thomas More, 2506 Gulf Gate Drive; 941-923-1691; stthomasmoresrq.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

SEBRING

■ St. Catherine Parish, 882 Bay St.; 863-385-0049; www.stcathe.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon (Spanish)

VENICE

■ Epiphany Cathedral, 310 Sarasota St.; 941-484-3505; www.epiphanycathedral.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Polish)

■ Our Lady of Lourdes, 1301 Center Road; 941-497-2931; www.ollvenice.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – noon, 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon

WAUCHULA

■ St. Michael, 408 Heard Bridge Road; 863-773-4089; michaelwauchula.weconnect.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (bilingual), 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. (Spanish)

ZOLFO SPRINGS

■ San Alfonso, 3027 Schoolhouse Road; 863-773-4089; michaelwauchula.weconnect.com

EASTER – 10 a.m. (Spanish)

Paschal Triduum is the center and summit of our liturgical year

By Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic

As the Lenten Season comes to a close we must now prepare for The Easter Triduum which bespeaks of mercy, because it renders visible the point that God’s love can reach.

Pope Francis describes Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday as enabling us to enter increasingly in the great mystery of our faith: the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Holy Father said the “Mystery we adore in this Holy Week is a great story of love that knows no obstacles. Jesus’ Passion lasts until the end of the world, because it is a story of sharing with the sufferings of the whole of humanity and a permanent presence in the events of the personal life of each one of us. In sum, the Easter Triduum is the memorial of a drama of love that gives us the certainty that we will never be abandoned in life’s trials.”

Pope Francis also noted how each day of the Triduum represents God’s service, love, and silence, respectively, and that we, as His disciples, are called to live out these characteristics in our lives.

The Paschal Triduum begins at the conclusion of Lent, which ends at sunset on Holy Thursday. Triduum means “three days.” The Paschal Triduum is the three-day season counted sunset to sunset from Holy Thursday night to Easter Sunday evening. During these three days, we keep one festival – our Passover, our Easter. We join with all the people of faith and, in spirit, with all Christians in every time and place to fast, pray and keep watch. It is the Passover of the Lord!

The Church keeps the Paschal Fast from Good Friday through the Easter Vigil. Unlike the penitential fasting of Lent (now over), it is the fasting of joyful anticipation and anxious yearning for the Easter sacraments.

A very large part of being a Catholic Christian involves observing the Triduum each year. The Triduum is the center and summit of our liturgical year.

Holy Thursday is March 29 and celebrated as an evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. One component often present in the liturgy is the Washing of the Feet, a profound sign of service to one another given to us by Jesus at the Last Supper. After hearing John’s Gospel, we reflect on Jesus’ call to all the faithful for service as we witness this ritual.

Traditionally, following the Holy Thursday liturgy, the Blessed Sacrament is removed from the Church to a place of repose and will remain there until the Easter Vigil. The faithful are invited to participate in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to a place where the Blessed Sacrament has been reposed.

Good Friday is March 30 and includes the celebration of the Lord’s Passion (with Veneration of the Cross and Communion). Many parishes in the Diocese will also hold Stations of the Cross and a prayer service with the “Seven Last Words.”

The Good Friday Liturgy, is not a Mass, but is comprised of the celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Veneration of the Cross and reception of Eucharist. All are invited to come forward for the Veneration of the Cross. Veneration of the Cross is the climax of our response to the Passion. The faithful are called to behold Christ in his great act of love and we respond with loving veneration. For Christians, veneration of one cross, with the Body of Christ on it, means loving service to the cross and taking up one’s cross and following Christ crucified. Everyone is asked to leave this liturgy in silence.

On Holy Saturday, March 31, there are no Masses in the morning, however, Liturgy of the Hours and morning prayer are encouraged. In addition, many parishes will have a traditional blessing of Easter Baskets.

The Great Easter Vigil, the night before Easter Sunday, observes the most ancient tradition of the Church. The liturgy is begun in darkness, the Easter fire is kindled, the Paschal (Passover) Candle is lit and brought into the darkened church with the proclamation that Christ is our Light. During the liturgy, the faithful hear the story of our salvation proclaimed in numerous Scripture readings. Catechumens who have gone through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults will be baptized and confirmed, and everyone is asked to recall their own Baptismal commitments. The Mass is a celebration of the Risen Christ who is really and substantially present in the celebration of the Eucharist. This Great Vigil opens the Easter Season which will continue for 50 days and finds its conclusion on the Solemnity of Pentecost on May 20.

The conclusion of the Easter Triduum and the celebration of Easter is not confined to a single day, in fact, throughout the next 50 days the Easter Season is celebrated “in joyful exultation as one Feast Day, or better as one ‘great Sunday.’”

The first eight days after Easter make up, what is called the Octave of Easter, and is a festive time. On the 40th day of the Easter Season, Catholics celebrate the Ascension of the Lord (May 8, which this year is moved to the following Sunday on May 13), and in the days which follow, prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday (May 20).

Holy Week Mass Times 2018

the Holy Week Mass times for all parishes and Missions of the Diocese of Venice are listed below in alphabetical order by city. Each listing includes an address and phone number should you desire additional information.

ARCADIA

  • St. Paul – 1208 E. Oak St.; 863-494-2611

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL –  8:30 p.m., 10 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER – 7:15 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. (Spanish)

 

AVE MARIA

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Latin)

 

AVON PARK

  • Our Lady of Grace – 595 E. Main St.; 863-453-4757; ologap.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (Spanish), 7 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon (Spanish)

 

BOCA GRANDE

  • Our Lady of Mercy – 240 Park Ave.; 941-964-2254

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m.

 

BOKEELIA

  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal -12175 Stringfellow Road; 239-283-0456; miraculousmedalch.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5 p.m. (Spanish)

 

BONITA SPRINGS

  • St. Leo the Great – 28290 Beaumont Road; 239-992-0901; stleocatholicchurch.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 6 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (Polish), 5 p.m. (Spanish)

 

BOWLING GREEN

EASTER – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

 

BRADENTON

  • Sacred Heart – 1220 15th St. W.; 941-748-2221; mysacredheart.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m. (bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)

  • Ss. Peter and Paul the Apostles – 2850 75th St. W.; 941-795-1228; sspeterandpaul.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

  • St. Joseph Parish – 2704 33rd Ave. W.; 941-756-3732; www.sjcfl.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

 

BUCKHEAD RIDGE

  • St. Theresa of the Child Jesus – 1027 Chobee Loop; 863-946-0696

HOLY THURSDAY – 4 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 4 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 10 a.m.

 

CAPE CORAL

  • St. Andrew – 2628 Del Prado Blvd. S.; 239-574-4545; standrewrcc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. (Spanish)

  • St. Katharine Drexel – 1922 S.W. 20th Ave; 239-283-9501; drexelcc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7:30 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 7:30 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

 

CLEWISTON

  • Santa Rosa de Lima – 835 N. Mayoral St.; 863-983-8585

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 1 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER – 8 a.m. (Spanish)

  • St. Margaret – 208 N. Deane Duff Ave.; 863-983-8585

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m., 8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 4 p.m., 6 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon (Spanish)

 

ENGLEWOOD

  • St. Raphael – 770 Kilbourne Ave.; 941-474-9595; strapheng.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

 

EVERGLADES CITY

  • Holy Family – 200 Datura Ave.; 239-394-5181; sanmarcochurch.com

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER – 10:30 a.m.

 

FORT MYERS

  • Jesus the Worker – 881 Nuna Ave.; 239-693-5333; jesustheworker.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER – 9 a.m. (Spanish), noon (Spanish)

  • Our Lady of Light – 19680 Cypress View Drive; 239-267-7088; ourladyoflight.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

  • Resurrection – 8121 Cypress Lake Drive; 239-481-7171; resurrectionch.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 4 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:15 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:05 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 10:35 a.m., noon, 2:15 p.m. (Latin)

  • San Jose – 10750 Gladiolous Drive; 239-481-1143; jesustheworker.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER – noon (Spanish)

  • St. Cecilia – 5632 Sunrise Drive; 239-936-3635; saintcecilias.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 2 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

  • St. Columbkille – 12171 Iona Road; 239-489-3973; stcolumbkille.com/

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m.

  • St. Francis Xavier – 2157 Cleveland Ave.; 239-334-2161; stfrancisfm.org/

HOLY THURSDAY -6 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m. (Creole)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER

6:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2 p.m. (Polish),  4 p.m. (Creole)

  • St. John XXIII – 13060 Palomino Lane; 239-561-2245; johnxxiii.net

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 8 p.m. (Vietnamese)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 5 p.m. (Vietnamese)

  • St. Vincent de Paul – 13031 Palm Beach Blvd.; 239-693-0818; stvincentftmyers.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

 

FORT MYERS BEACH

  • Ascension – 6025 Estero Blvd.; 239-463-6754; https://discovermass.com/church/church-of-the-ascension-fort-myers-beach-fl/

HOLY THURSDAY – 5:30 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:45 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

 

GROVE CITY

  • St. Francis of Assisi – 5265 Placida Road; 941-697-4899; sfoachurch.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 6:30 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon

 

HOLMES BEACH

  • St. Bernard – 248 S. Harbor Drive; 941-778-4769; stbernardcc.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

 

IMMOKALEE

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe – 207 S. 9th St.; 239-657-2666

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

GOOD FRIDAY – 6 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Bilingual), 10:30 p.m. (Creole)

EASTER – 7:30 a.m. (Spanish), 9 a.m. (English), 10:15 a.m. (Creole), 12:15 p.m. (Spanish), 2 p.m. (Spanish), 7 p.m. (Spanish)

 

LA BELLE

  • Holy Martyrs – 4290 Crescent Ave. S.W.; 863-675-0030; olqh.weconnect.com

GOOD FRIDAY – Noon (Spanish)

  • Our Lady Queen of Heaven – 355 S. Bridge St.; 863-675-0030; olqh.weconnect.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER – 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon (Spanish), 1:30 p.m. (Spanish)

 

LAKE PLACID

  • St. James – 3380 Placid View Drive; 863-465-3215; stjameschurchlp.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 6 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon

  • Mision Santiago Apostol – 685 County Road 621 E.; 863-385-0049; stjameschurchlp.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER – 10 a.m. (Spanish)

 

LAKEWOOD RANCH

  • Our Lady of the Angels – 12905 State Road 70 E.; 941-752-6770; olangelscc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

 

LEHIGH ACRES

  • St. Raphael – 2514 Lee Blvd.; 239-369-1831

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m. (Spanish)

 

LONGBOAT KEY

  • St. Mary, Star of the Sea – 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive; 941-383-8758; www.stmarylbk.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 5:30 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

 

MARCO ISLAND

  • San Marco – 851 San Marco Road; 239-394-5181; sanmarcochurch.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at Marco Island Charter Middle School)

 

MOORE HAVEN

  • St. Joseph the Worker – 24065 U.S. Highway 27; 863-946-0696

HOLY THURSDAY – 6:30 p.m. (bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 6:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER VIGIL – 10 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 8 a.m. (bilingual)

 

NAPLES

HOLY THURSDAY – 5:30 p.m. (Latin)

GOOD FRIDAY – 5 p.m. (Latin)

EASTER VIGIL – 10 p.m. (Latin)

EASTER – 8:45 a.m. (Latin),

  • St. Agnes – 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 239-592-1949; stagnesnaples.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10 a.m. (Palmetto Ridge High School), 11 a.m., 11:15 p.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m.

  • St. Ann – 475 9th Ave. S.; 239-262-4256; naplesstann.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:15 a.m.

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Bilingual)

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. (Spanish)

  • St. Finbarr – 13520 Tamiami Trail E.; 239-417-2084; stfinbarr.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., (Spanish), 10 a.m., 11:45 a.m.

  • St. John the Evangelist – 625 111th Ave. N.; 239-566-8740; saintjohntheevangelist.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 5 p.m.

  • St. Peter the Apostle – 5130 Rattlesnake Hammock Road; 239-774-3337; stpeternaples.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. (Creole), 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (English, Spanish, Creole)

EASTER – 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. (Spanish), 3:30 p.m. (Creole)

  • St. William – 601 Seagate Drive; 239-261-4883; saintwilliam.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

 

NOCATEE

  • Capilla Católica de San Juan Diego – 5247 S.W. Highway 17; 863-494-2611

EASTER – 1 p.m. (Spanish)

 

NORTH FORT MYERS

  • St. Therese – 20115 N. Tamiami Trail; 239-567-2315; sainttheresechurch.net

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

 

NORTH PORT

  • San Pedro – 14380 Tamiami Trail; 941-426-2500; sanpedrocc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 7 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

 

OSPREY

  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel – 425 S. Tamiami Trail; 941-966-0807; olmc-osprey.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., noon

 

PALMETTO

  • Holy Cross – 505 26th St.; 941-729-3891; holycrossdov.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 6 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)

 

PARRISH

  • St. Frances Xavier Cabrini – 12001 69th St. E.; 941-776-9097; sfxcparrish.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – Noon

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

 

PORT CHARLOTTE

  • San Antonio – 24445 Rampart Blvd.; 941-624-3799; sanantoniorcc.org/

HOLY THURSDAY – 6:30 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m.

  • St. Charles Borromeo – 21505 Augusta Ave.; 941-625-4754; www.stcharlespc.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (Creole)

  • St. Maximilian Kolbe – 1441 Spear St.; 941-743-6877; stmaxcatholic.org/

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

 

PUNTA GORDA

  • Sacred Heart – 211 W. Charlotte Ave.; 941-639-3957; sacredheartfl.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

 

SANIBEL

  • St. Isabel – 3559 Sanibel Captiva Road; 239-472-2763; saintisabel.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

 

SARASOTA

  • Christ the King – 1900 Meadowood St.; 941-924-2777; christthekingsarasota.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (Latin)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (Latin)

EASTER VIGIL – 10 p.m. (Latin)

EASTER – 8:30 a.m. (Latin), 10:30 a.m. (Latin)

  • Incarnation – 2929 Bee Ridge Road; 941-921-6631; incarnationchurch.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

  • Our Lady Queen of Martyrs – 833 Magellan Drive; 941-755-1826; olqm.net/

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m.

  • St. Jude – 3930 17th St.; 941-955-3934; stjudesarasota.com/

HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (Bilingual)

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (Spanish), 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., noon (Spanish), 1:30 p.m. (Spanish)

  • St. Martha – 200 N. Orange Ave.; 941-366-4210; stmartha.org

HOLY THURSDAY – noon (Low Mass), 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Vietnamese)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Vietnamese)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m., 11 p.m. (Low Mass)

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m. (Spanish), 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, noon (Vietnamese/Hall), 5:30 p.m.

  • St. Michael the Archangel – 5394 Midnight Pass Road; 941-349-4174; stmichaelssiesta.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

  • St. Patrick – 7900 Bee Ridge Road; 941-378-1703; churchofstpatrick.org

HOLY THURSDAY – 6 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. , 11:45 a.m.

  • St. Thomas More – 2506 Gulf Gate Drive; 941-923-1691; stthomasmoresrq.org/

HOLY THURSDAY -7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

 

SEBRING

  • St. Catherine Parish – 882 Bay St.; 863-385-0049; www.stcathe.com

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon (Spanish)

 

VENICE

  • Epiphany Cathedral – 310 Sarasota St.; 941-484-3505; www.epiphanycathedral.org

HOLY THURSDAY -7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER  6 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:10 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Polish)

  • Our Lady of Lourdes – 1301 Center Road; 941-497-2931; www.ollvenice.org/

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY – noon, 3 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m.

EASTER – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon

 

WAUCHULA

HOLY THURSDAY – 7 p.m. (bilingual)

GOOD FRIDAY – 3 p.m. (bilingual), 7 p.m. (Spanish)

EASTER VIGIL – 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

EASTER – 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. (Spanish)

 

ZOLFO SPRINGS

EASTER – 10 a.m. (Spanish)

 

 

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