The path from ashes to Alleluia is one that we walk together, in community. We make our way from the solemnity of Lent to the drama of Holy Week to the glory of Easter Sunday.

 

Holy Week and Easter will look a little different this year, but the destination is the same. We look forward to traveling with you whether in-person or online!

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Holy Week and Easter Sunday

The Cathedral provides the perfect setting for the celebration of the holiest time of the year. Reservations have closed and the Cathedral has reached its maximum capacity for all Holy Week and Easter Sunday liturgies, except for the Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter on Holy Saturday.

Holy Week Schedule

Liturgical celebrations that will air on CTV: Catholic Television of the Diocese of Scranton or stream live across diocesan and Cathedral social media platforms are designated as follows: T=Televised; L=Livestream. Pontifical liturgies celebrated the the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton are designated as follows: P=Pontifical

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Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 28

Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. (T, L)

Sunday: 6:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 

12:15 p.m., (P, T, L) and 5 p.m. 

Evening Prayer and Benediction: 6:15 p.m. (T, L)

We open Holy Week with a service marking the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and move to the story of Christ’s utter rejection and crucifixion outside the gates of the city.

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Holy Thursday

Thursday, April 1

Morning Prayer: 8 a.m. (L)

Mass of the Lord's Supper: 

5:30 p.m. (P, T, L) 

Adoration: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Night Prayer: 9 p.m. (not public, L)

Holy Thursday begins the The Triduum as we remember the Last Supper, the agony in the garden of Gethsemane and Jesus’ journey to the cross and crucifixion.

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Good Friday

Friday, April 2

Morning Prayer: 8 a.m. (L)

Confession: 9 to 10:30 a.m. 

Liturgy of Good Friday: 

12:10 p.m. (P, T, L)

Stations of the Cross: 5 p.m. (T, L)

On this most solemn of days, we offer a service of scripture, music, and prayer to mark the suffering, crucifixion, and death of Jesus Christ.

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Holy Saturday

Saturday, April 3

Morning Prayer: 8 a.m. (L)

Confession: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter: 

8 p.m. (P, T, L)

All of our Lenten preparations - fasting, almsgiving, repentance, and prayer -culminate in the great liturgy of the Easter Vigil. Reservations not required.

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Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 4

Mass: 6:30 a.m., 10 a.m. (P, T, L), and 12:15 p.m. 

(There is no 5 p.m. Mass on Easter Sunday)

Alleluia! Christ is risen! Indeed, He is risen! Easter Sunday is the greatest of all Sundays, and the fifty days of Easter are the most important of all liturgical times.

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