The following liturgies are scheduled for Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral.
Saturday, March 23 – Vigil Mass, Palm Sunday
4:30 p.m. – Vigil Mass for Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 24 – Palm Sunday
8 a.m. – Mass for the Passion
10:30 a m. – Solemn Mass with the blessing of palms; Bishop Richard J. Malone, celebrant
Tuesday, March 26 – Chrism Mass
7 p.m. – Bishop Malone, celebrant, will bless three urns of oil, the oil of catechumens, used to bless those who are about to be baptized; the oil of chrism that is used in the Sacrament of Baptism, the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of Holy Orders; and the oil of the sick which is used in the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. Priests and deacons from throughout the diocese will take the oil to their parishes for use throughout the year. All priests are invited to concelebrate. Seminarians from Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora,, and St. Mark Seminary, Erie, Pa., also will participate.
Adoration until 10 p.m. in the Lady Chapel