Holy Week Schedule

HOLY WEEK is the culmination and climax of the Church Year. From Palm Sunday to Easter, plan to join us for this very special time. Please note the changes in the schedule.


Printable Schedule



Palm Sunday

7:30am—Low Mass
*9:30amPalm Sunday Procession and Mass (Latin Ordinary Form)
12:30pm—Tridentine High Mass


Spy Wednesday

7:00pmMeditative Organ Music for Lent, Corrado Cavalli, Organist
7:30pmTenebrae Service
—Confessions all evening, beginning at 7:00pm

Holy Thursday

8:00am—Simplified Chanted Tenebrae

7:00pmMass of the Lord’s Supper

—Solemn Stripping of the Altar
—Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament through the night

Good Friday

8:00am—Simplified Chanted Tenebrae
3:00pmService of the Lord's Passion
—Veneration of the Cross
—Divine Mercy Novena after the service
—Confessions begin at 2pm

Easter at St. John Cantius
The Great Paschal Vigil at St. John Cantius


Holy Saturday

8:00am – Simplified Chanted Tenebrae
2:00pm to 3pm—Confessions and Blessing of Easter Baskets
3:00pm—Divine Mercy Novena

10:00pm—The Great Paschal Vigil
No Confessions are heard this evening


Easter Sunday

No Confessions are heard on Easter Sunday

7:00am—Tridentine Low Mass (Extraordinary Form)
8:45am—Eucharistic Procession and English Mass
10:30pm Ordinary Form Latin
12:30pm Pontifical High Mass with Choir & Orchestra
Celebrant: Bishop Joseph N. Perry

2:30pm—Solemn Easter Vespers



Photo gallery: The Miracle of Holy Week

The mystery and drama of the Sacred Liturgies of Palm Sunday through Easter, illustrated in photos. See a gallery of photos from over 10 years showing the story of Holy Week.

Cantius Chicago Holy Week
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