Friday, April 18, 2014

THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM: IS IT WELL ATTENDED IN YOUR AREA?

Last year's Holy Thursday Mass at St. Joseph:

A blessed Good Friday to all of you. Last year's Good Friday Liturgy here:

Last night here in Macon, The Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper was well attended. We were not standing room only, but the church was full. I'd say we had about 500 in attendance and I was impressed with the number who remained afterward for adoration. It concluded at 12 midnight with Night Prayer.

Today we will have The Stations of the Cross twice to accommodate the crowds, at 12:10 PM and again at 3:00 PM. The church will be full for both. In addition to that, we three priests will hear confessions after each!

Then at 7PM we will celebrate The Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord. The church will be full.

The Paschal Vigil will be at 8 PM Holy Saturday. The Church will be full for it as well. On Easter Sunday we have to change our Mass schedule to accommodate all those who come and add a Mass: 7 AM; 9 AM; 11 AM; 1 PM; and 5 PM.

Where you live how is attendance like at the Paschal Triduum?


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live in Raleigh and it will be standing room only in most of the parishes around here. Many parishes have to add extra masses to accommodate everyone. Our Cathedral rents space in a hotel down the street where masses are held every Easter.

At my small parish I will arrive 45 minutes early for the Easter Vigil in order to get a seat.

Bernard Fischer said...

Richarson TX. Standing room only-- probably 1200 at the Holy Thursday and Good Friday Liturgies. Easter Vigil is even Moore, then 4 full Masses on Easter Sunday.

We have 35 being received in the Church this year. 18 baptisms and 17 first professions of faith!