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Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany
April 04, 2017
For immediate release

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger’s Holy Week and Easter Schedule

The following is a schedule for Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany for Holy Week, which marks the end of the Lenten season, and for Easter, which commemorates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

All of the services listed will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany:

Palm Sunday, April 9, 11 a.m.
Mass, includes blessing of palms at start of liturgy. Bishop presiding.

Tuesday, April 11, 7 p.m.
Communal Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Holy Thursday, April 13, 5:30 p.m.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper, includes washing of feet. Bishop presiding.
Adoration follows at the Holy Apostles’ altar until 10 p.m., ending with Night Prayer.

Good Friday, April 14, 5:30 p.m.
Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death, includes veneration of the cross. Bishop presiding.

Holy Saturday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.
Solemn Vigil of Easter (Nightwatch of the Resurrection), includes the lighting of the “new fire” outside Cathedral at start of liturgy. Bishop presiding. 

Easter Sunday, April 16, 11 a.m.
Easter Mass. Bishop presiding.