March 23, 2012

Holy Week liturgies are set at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis

The following is the Holy Week liturgical schedule for SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis.

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, apostolic administrator, is scheduled to be the principal celebrant of all the liturgies except for Easter Sunday Mass. Father Noah Casey, rector of the cathedral, will be the celebrant of that Mass.

  • April 1—10:30 a.m. Mass for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion.
  • April 3—3 p.m. chrism Mass.
  • April 5, Holy Thursday—6:30 p.m. Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by eucharistic adoration until 10 p.m.
  • April 6, Good Friday—3 p.m. Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord.
  • April 7, Holy Saturday—9 p.m. Easter Vigil.
  • April 8, Easter Sunday—10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass.

This year will mark a change in the time of the celebration of the annual chrism Mass in the archdiocese.

Starting in the early 1970s, the chrism Mass was celebrated on Tuesday evening of Holy Week.

This year, the chrism Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. on April 3, the Tuesday of Holy Week.

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, apostolic administrator, said that the earlier time will allow more Catholics from across the archdiocese to participate in the Mass and return home safely. †

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