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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.

 

 

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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. Whether you join in-person or online, you’re invited to be a pilgrim with us as we Reflect, Remember and Rejoice during this holiest season.

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, April 10

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 14

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. (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 15

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.

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 16

Morning Prayer: 8 a.m. (L)

Confession: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Blessing of Baskets: 1 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. 

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Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 17

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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