Easter Triduum

The Easter Triduum is the period of three days that begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on the evening of Maundy Thursday (the vigil of Good Friday) and ends with evening prayer on Easter Sunday. It recalls the passion, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, as portrayed in the canonical Gospels.

After the Gloria in Excelsis Deo at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper all church bells are silenced and the organ is not used. The period that lasted from Thursday morning to before Easter Sunday began was once, in Anglo-Saxon times, referred to as “the still days”.

These are the Most Holy days in our Catholic tradition. We encourage all families to make an effort to be with us on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and either Holy Thursday Vigil or Easter Sunday morning. No 7:00 PM Mass will be celebrated on Easter Sunday!