Holy Week

Holy Week is the high point of the year. This is the week where we remember and celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection. Try to make it to as many of these celebrations as you can to celebrate the transforming power of Jesus’ love!

Holy Week Service Schedule

Palm Sunday

Saturday, Apr. 13 – Sunday, Apr. 14
Mass Times: 5:00pm on Sat., 8:30am & 11:00am on Sun.
Reconciliation: Saturday at 12:00 Noon

We remember Jesus entering into Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover and to begin His final week before dying and rising again.

Holy Thursday

Thursday, Apr. 18
Morning Prayer: 8:00am
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00pm
Adoration in Martin Hall until 10:00pm

We attend Jesus’ Last Supper with His closest friends and receive the Body and Blood of Christ as Jesus gives us the Eucharist. We also take part in the Washing of the Feet as Jesus creates the Priesthood.

Good Friday

Friday, Apr. 19
Passion Service: 12:00 noon
Stations of the Cross: 5:30pm

We stand with Mary at the foot of the Cross as Jesus gives up His life for us. By dying to save us from sin, Jesus shows us His great love for us and makes it possible for us to be transformed to be more like Him.

Holy Saturday

Saturday, Apr. 20
Morning Prayer: 8:00am
Easter Vigil Mass: 8:30pm

We wait at the tomb for Jesus to rise from the dead. At the Easter Vigil, we witness the glory of Jesus’ Resurrection and the beginning of the New Creation.

Easter Sunday

Sunday, Apr. 21
Mass Times: 8:30am & 11:00am

We celebrate the joy of Easter. Jesus lives again and makes it possible for us to live together with Him forever!

Other Holy Week Events

There are many events throughout the week to help you prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Experience the saving power of God’s mercy at Reconciliation. Attend the Archdiocesan Chrism Mass. See mime presentation of the Stations of the Cross. Give a little time to Jesus this week for the holiest time of year!

Holy Week Reconciliation

Monday, Apr. 15
8:00pm at SJTW

Archdiocesan Chrism Mass

Tuesday, Apr. 16
2:00pm at St. Raphael Cathedral

Stations of the Cross Mime Presentation

Wednesday, Apr. 17
7:00pm in the church
Presented by Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School Seventh Graders

Seder Meal

Wednesday, Apr. 17
6:30pm in Martin Hall
RSVP by calling the Parish Office at 563-588-1433.

Useful Links


Learn about the Holy Spirit that transforms us!


The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has a Lenten Daily Calendar with readings, reflections, prayers and actions each day of the season.


The USCCB has a list of frequently asked questions and answers about Lent.


This page contains resources for everyone in the family from the kids to the adults!


Use this craft project to help your children learn about our call to be transformed during Lent!


This two-minute video helps explain Ash Wednesday and what it means.


This page contains oodles and oodles of resources and activities to do with your children this lent, so use as many as you’d like to help make this a Lent to remember for your family!

Fasting & Abstinence

Catholics between the ages 18 and 59 who are in good health are required to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Fasting means eating only one meal, with the possibility of two small snacks that do not add up to a single full meal.

Catholics age 14 and older are required to abstain from meat on all Fridays in Lent.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Lenten practices of fasting and abstinence, check out the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’s website.

Transform? - Lent 2019