Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Holy Week Schedule for St. Mary’s in Norwalk, Connecticut

St Mary’s Church in Norwalk, Connecticut, has scheduled its entire Holy Week Triduum in the Extraordinary Form for the sixth year in a row. The Rev. Richard Cipolla, pastor, is the celebrant of all the Masses and services.
Observance of the Triduum begins on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. with the singing of Tenebrae. Matins and Lauds will be sung on Good Friday and Holy Saturday at 8 a.m as well. Maundy Thursday will have the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7, with procession to the Altar of Repose, followed by Vespers and stripping of the altars. An all-night vigil at the repository will continue through noon on Good Friday.
The procession with the Cristo Muerte in 2016, courtesy of Stuart Chessman.
The Liturgy of Good Friday takes place at 3 p.m. with Collects, Passion, Prayers for the Church, Unveiling of the Cross, Veneration, and Mass of the Pre-Sanctified. At 7pm, the traditional procession of the Cristo Muerte takes place, with Bishop Frank Caggiano presiding. The procession is followed by Compline, the washing and anointing of the statue and shrouding with the funeral pall. Another all-night vigil takes place at the tomb until noon on Saturday.
On Holy Saturday, the vigil begins at 7pm with the lighting of the New Fire, Exsultet, Prophecies, Blessing of New Water and First Mass of Easter. 
Easter Day, the regular schedule of Masses has English Masses at 8 and 11:30, Spanish at 1:15 and Extraordinary Form at 9:30.

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