Watching Triduum unfold on a TV screen, last year, was painful for everyone.
We are enthusiastic about the opportunity to celebrate Triduum this year united, in person, as one Catholic community.
Difficult decisions, no matter how well studied, will never make everyone happy. Decisions such as this are not made lightly.
If we focus our attention and energy on the Paschal Mystery that we celebrate, God will be praised and the Holy Spirit will guide our future.
We know in the past, when we had two priests, both parishes were able to have these liturgies celebrated. While it is tempting to think, “oh, we have three churches that means one part for each church so everyone can be included”. But this would be a human focus which only works well when the focus is on us. Therefore, it is most appropriate, especially in this celebration, for our thoughts to transcend our earthly ‘wants’. Liturgy is our public worship of God. So it is fitting that the three holiest days of the year, celebrating Our Lord’s suffering, death, and Resurrection, would be one liturgy, as taught by the church. This year we unite in prayer.
Triduum; Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil – the one liturgy- will be celebrated at St. Joseph.