Experience the veneration and the power of Good Friday by joining the parish for the solemn liturgy that marks the dramatic culmination of God’s redemptive plan. The Good Friday Service will begin at 3pm.
During this solemn liturgy, as we hear Christ’s passion, adore the cross, chant the reproaches, and receive the Eucharist consecrated on Holy Thursday, we unite ourselves to our Savior as we contemplate our own death to sin in the death of our Lord.
The Church appears as if in mourning as we see the sanctuary and altar stripped of adornments and cloth, and the tabernacle door lay open. This sense of mourning goes back to the earliest centuries marking this day as the ‘Pasch (passage) of the Crucifixion.’
The emptiness of the sanctuary draws us into the deep sense of loss recalling for us the suffering, crucifixion, and death of our Lord. This Good Friday service has been called the Mass of the Presanctified because the prayer of consecration is omitted and we receive what was offered on Holy Thursday.
On Good Friday, through the rites that we celebrate, we remember the humiliation and suffering that Christ willingly endured in his Passion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sin out of love for us.