Holy Week 2020


Many have asked about Confessions: still canceled until further notice, however…from Pope Francis:


“I know that many of you go to confession before Easter… Many will say to me: ‘But Father…I can't leave the house and I want to make my peace with the Lord. I want Him to embrace me… How can I do that unless I find a priest?’. Do what the catechism says. It's very clear. If you don't find a priest to go to confession, speak to God. He's your Father. Tell Him the truth: ‘Lord. I did this and this and this. Pardon me.’ Ask His forgiveness with all your heart with an act of contrition, and promise Him, ‘afterward I will go to confession.’ You will return to God's grace immediately. You yourself can draw near, as the catechism teaches us, to God's forgiveness, without having a priest at hand.”


Holy Week schedule:


Monday – Wednesday, April 6 - 8


6:50 AM Rosary

7:30 AM Daily Mass

(Thursday AM – no Mass, but there will be Rosary)


The Sacred Triduum – (note:  there will be no recordings for the Sacred Triduum in compliance with Pope Francis’ request.   The only way to participate in these liturgies will be by watching live on the livestream).


Holy Thursday, April 9


7 PM Thursday of the Lord’s Supper at the Evening Mass


Good Friday, April 10


3 PM – Stations of the Cross – Deacon John & John Brennan


7 PM – Friday of the Passion of the Lord


Holy Saturday, April 11


8 PM – The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night



Easter Sunday, April 12


9 AM

Thanks to BourneTV, Comcast channel 13, our previous week’s Mass is now on twice a week:


Saturday 3 PM

Sunday 3:30 PM


There may be other times, as space and programming needs allow, that the Mass will air.  Check their listings. Please help spread the word to parishioners without computers!





†        The Rosary is said on the live stream:

              Typical schedule, unless otherwise noted:  

                Monday-Thursday at 6:50 AM and Friday/Saturday at 7:30 AM  

†        The church will be open for prayer and reflection Monday – Saturday from 8 AM –                        

              3:30 PM; Sunday from 10 AM - Noon


†.  The Welcome Center is open Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Sat and Sun 9-12


†        There worship aid is available for the Sacred Triduum.  Click on: https://www.stjohnspocasset.org/worship-aid There will be a limited number printed and available in church during open prayer hours.


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†        The live stream should be refreshed when you want to view Mass or another event?   The icon looks something like a circle with an arrowhead on it. This is especially important if you see the dreaded “Broadcast is currently offline” message. Try refreshing first. If that doesn’t work, close whichever browser you are using and try to reconnect with the live stream 


†        If you are having trouble getting the live stream to go to a full screen, find “Click here” above the picture and click there  It will take you to the host website and you can view (and enlarge) there.


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Be well and God bless!