Holy Week Celebrations 2015 at St. Paschal Church
Sunday, March 29 PALM SUNDAY
Regular Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m
Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 2:30-Spanish
This commemoration of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, and the events leading up to his death, set the stage for the week to come. The liturgy offers a panoramic view of the mysteries that we will contemplate during Holy Week or Paschal Triduum: the institution of the Eucharist, the passion and death of the Lord, and the prediction of His Resurrection.
Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m.
MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
At this Mass we remember how the Lord gave himself to us in the Eucharist at the Last Supper. We re-enact his washing of the disciples’ feet, and we take the Eucharist away from the tabernacle to an altar of repose until the Easter Vigil
April 3, Good Friday at 7:00 p.m.
CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S PASSION
This Service contains three parts: a Liturgy of the Word (including the Passion); the Veneration of the Cross; and the reception of Holy Communion. NOTE: Good Friday is a day of fast & abstinence!
April 4 - THE EASTER VIGIL at 8:00 p.m.
The high point of the entire Church Year takes place on Saturday night. This is the most important liturgical celebration of the year for Christians. I strongly urge you to be part of this Mass. (I promise it won’t go too long!) It includes the Liturgy of the Word in which we remember the work of the Lord throughout Salvation History from the beginning of time. We also will receive into the Church our newest members from the RCIA program. This is the first Mass of Easter - the primary Christian feast!
Easter Sunday Masses 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Be part of this great celebration of the Lord’s saving work - his passion, death and resurrection for our salvation. Attend all the Holy Week Services! Peace and everything good.
Fr. Frank Coens, OFM
75th Anniversary Family Photo Directory
ALL PHOTO Sessions at St. Pasachal are FULL!
If you have not had your photo taken
and still want to-
St. Paschal Catholic Church is publishing a special 75th Anniversary Edition Family Photo Directory which will also include St. Paschal Parish history and pictures from our past 75 years! Parishioners, please join the celebration by sharing your pictures from special times at St. Paschal* AND having your family portrait taken so you will be included in this Celebration Publication and receive your free copy!
*How to share photos you feel have a significance to our parish history...
To be used in the 75th Directory, posters, online, etc.
People, Buildings, Events
- Include Your NAME & information about the pic: Who, Where, Why
Best way to share is digital format (JPEG) by email
CD or flash drive can be dropped off at the church office
Paper copies will not be returned
Our Mission Statement
Centered on the Gospel of the Lord, we West Ouachita Catholics are a community committed to being a positive and life-giving presence to one another and to our world - a presence witnessed by our vibrant worship, our deep love for the poor, our heartfelt concern for the spiritual growth of Catholics of all ages, and our cordial welcome of everyone we meet. We are further committed to help each church member discover and develop their God-given talents for ministry, in the imitation of Jesus Christ.
It's 2015! This entire year we are celebrating our 75th Anniversary as a parish. St. Paschal Church in West Monroe came into existence in 1940. Now, 75 years later, we are thriving more than ever.
We will have various celebrations this year commemorating our 75th. However, I want to make sure it's more than just celebrations among ourselves. Invite the Lord into those celebrations also. Don't forget to say a few prayers of thanks to God for all the blessings he has showered upon us.
God has been good to us. Let's not forget that!
Fr. Frank Coens, OFM
Upcoming Events at St. Paschal
PALM SUNDAY - March 28-29 - Blessing and distribution of palms at Masses Saturday (5:30 pm) & Sunday (9:00 am & 11:30 am)
HOLY WEEK SERVICES:
- Holy Thursday (April 2) Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:00 p.m.
- Good Friday (April 3) Services at 7:00 p.m.
- Easter Vigil (April 4) Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00 p.m.
MASSES ON EASTER SUNDAY - 9:00 a.m & 11:30 a.m.