Friday, April 14, 2017, 7:30 PM
Because Good Friday marks Jesus’ Passion and Death, there is no Mass, however, we will have two liturgical celebrations. At 3:00pm we will have a traditional liturgy commemorating the Lord’s Passion.
At 7:30pm we will have a special Taizé prayer with Veneration of the Cross of Christ. This is an ecumencial service intended to bring together Christians from all traditions for the sharing of Sacred Scripture, the singing of psalms and periods of holy silence, in addition to the veneration of the Cross of Christ.
Traditionally, the Good Friday offertory collection helps Franciscans in the Holy Land support pastoral needs, schools, orphanages, health care, food and shrines connected with the life of Jesus. Wars, unrest and instability have been especially hard on Christians in the Middle East.
This year, in response to the U.S. Bishops’ call to solidarity with suffering refugees and persecuted peoples, including Christians in the countries of the Holy Land, donations will also support the humanitarian needs of our brothers and sisters in the Archdiocese of Damascus, Syria. Please be as generous as you are able, they need your help.