Holy Week at CCA
March 28 - April 4
Holy Week is the most important week of the Church calendar. It focuses upon the events leading to the cross of Christ and His resurrection. Events have been created for each service with specific details. For a full look visit our Holy Week at CCA page.
March 28 – 8 AM, 10:30 AM, 4 PM & 8 PM
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. The procession with palms calls to mind the triumphal entry of Jesus, our Lord and King, into Jerusalem. We also hear a reading of the passion, which is a dramatic shift, ushering in the somber reality of Christ’s death on the cross. Palm branches will be provided or bring your own to wave.
March 29 thru 31 – 12 PM
Holy Eucharist is offered on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in worship and devotion as we make our way to the Triduum.
April 1 – 6:30 PM
Maundy Thursday begins the Triduum, the sacred three days. The liturgy celebrates the Last Supper and commemorates the Lord’s example of servant ministry. It concludes with the Stripping of the Altar signifying Christ being taken away to the cross.
April 2 – 12 PM & 6:30 PM
The second day of the Triduum is the most somber of all days. Good Friday reminds us of the agony and suffering of Jesus and the brutality of his death on the cross for our sins. Christ took all sin upon himself, in obedience to his Father’s will.
April 3 – 8 PM
The Great Vigil, celebrated on Holy Saturday, is the first liturgy of Easter Day and moves from the darkness of Jesus’ death to the light of his resurrection. We share the joy of our Savior’s triumph with the sacrament of baptism or renewal of our baptismal vows, lighting of the Paschal candle and peals of bell ringing! Bring a bell to ring.
April 4 – 8 AM, 10:30 AM, 4 PM, & 8 PM
For our Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia! Easter Sunday we rejoice and celebrate the victory of our mighty King and risen savior. He is no longer dead but was truly and physically resurrected.