Holy Thursday, April 6 Mass of the Lord's Supper 6:00 pm, St. Joseph (Akron) 6:00 pm, St. Mary (Brush) Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass until 9:00 pm.
Good Friday, April 7 A Day of fasting & abstinence Includes reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross, & Communion. Divine Mercy Novena begins after the celebration of the Liturgy.
St. Joseph (Akron) 1:30 pm - Stations of the Cross from the cemetery 3:00 pm - Liturgy
St. Mary (Brush) 6:00 pm - Liturgy
St. John (Stoneham) 6:00 pm - Liturgy
Fasting & Abstinence >
No Meat: All Catholics age 14 years & older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Fridays during Lent, & Good Friday.
Fasting: All Catholics between ages 18 and 59 are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. To fast means to eat only one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken for good health but together they should not equal a full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted; however, liquids including coffee, milk and fruit juices are allowed. Those pregnant, nursing, or with a chronic medical condition may be excused. Read 'More Questions & Answers about Lent' for details.
Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, April 8 8:00 pm, St. Joseph (Akron) 8:00 pm, St. Mary (Brush)* *Food & Fellowship following Mass at St. Mary's. Bring your favorite appetizer or dessert to share. Drinks provided.
Easter Sunday, April 9 8:00 am, St. Joseph (Akron) 10:00 am, St. Mary (Brush) 12:00 pm, St. John (Stoneham) No Religious Education classes
No confessions will take place during holy week
Divine Mercy Novena Begins Good Friday, April 7, after the liturgy and continues through April 16, Divine Mercy Sunday.