Holy Week Services

Here’s the schedule for St. Ed’s Triduum celebrations:

Holy Thursday – April 18

  • 10:30am – Chrism Mass at Holy Angels Cathedral
  • 7pm – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • 10pm – Tenebrae

Good Friday – April 19

  • 9am – Morning Prayer
  • 12pm – Midday Prayer
  • 3pm – Passion of the Lord
  • 4pm – Divine Mercy Novena
  • 6pm – Veneration of the Cross & Prayer
  • 7pm – Passion of the Lord – Spanish

Holy Saturday – April 20

  • 8am – Morning Prayer
  • 12pm – Midday Prayer & the Blessing of Baskets followed by Easter Egg Hunt
  • 3pm – Divine Mercy Novena
  • 8pm – Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday – April 21

  • 8am – Mass
  • 11am – Mass
  • 12:30pm – Spanish Mass
  • 3pm – Divine Mercy Novena

Parish & Finance Councils Meeting

Joint parish & finance council meeting on Thursday, March 14 at 7 pm in the Ministry Center (enter through the back door). We have a number of items to discuss – as well as anything you may wish to add. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Ash Wednesday Masses

The Masses for Ash Wednesday will be at 7am and 12pm & bilingual at 7pm on March 6.  Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting & abstinence.  The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Church from age 14 onwards.

Small Group Faith Sharing

We will be hosting a “Small Faith Sharing Group Callout” on Wednesday, February 20, at 6:30 pm at Mi Ranchito restaurant. Our first step will be to see who has a particular idea for a small group & who is willing to serve as a facilitator or facilitators. We will gather to hear your ideas, share ours, put our heads together, & see where we go from here. We would like to form at least 3 small faith sharing groups this year. If you can make it to the callout, please contact Fr. Rick at 696-7307 or by email at fatherrickholy@gmail.com – or Glenda Faitak at 730-4048 or by email at glendafaitak@gmail.com no later than Wednesday, February 13th so we know how many to expect.

Parish Reconciliation Service

St. Ed’s Advent Reconciliation Service is Thursday, December 13 at 7pm.  There’s no better way to prepare for our celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas.

Other nearby opportunities for reconciliation service:
St. Mary’s Church, Crown Point is December 18 at 7pm
Holy Name Church, Cedar Lake is December 19 at 7pm