Diocese of Syracuse to Observe Holy Week 2017

SYRACUSE, NY – The Diocese of Syracuse will once again observe Holy Week in the days leading up to Easter Sunday, beginning with The Light is On for You Campaign on Monday, April 10.

The Light is On for You is an annual opportunity for faithful to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for Easter.

Parishes will be open from 4-7 p.m. to hear confessions.

On Tuesday, April 11, the annual Chrism Mass will take place at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse.

Most Reverend Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse will be joined by his brothers in priesthood to bless the oil of catechumens, the oil of the infirm, and the Holy Chrism.

Priests will also renew their promises to serve God and his people.

Mass will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature the Diocesan Festival Choir.

On Holy Thursday, April 13, Bishop Cunningham will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral at 5:10 p.m.

This Mass will feature the Cathedral Choir and Cantors and will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10 p.m.

On Good Friday, April 14, the Cathedral will open at 9 a.m.

Stations of the Cross will be held at noon, followed by Lead Me to Calvary: A Service of Music, Prayer, and Reflection featuring the Cathedral String Quartet and the Cathedral Choir and Cantors.

Bishop Cunningham will preside at the Passion of the Lord Liturgy of the Word, Adoration of the Cross and Holy Communion at 2 p.m.

Stations of the Cross will be held again at 5:10 p.m.

On Holy Saturday, April 15, the Cathedral will open at noon for a Blessing of Easter Food.

Bishop Cunningham will deliver the Homily at the 8 p.m. Easter Vigil featuring the Cathedral Choir and Cantors.

Bishop Cunningham will also celebrate the 9:45 a.m. Easter Mass at the Cathedral.

Holy Week schedules at parishes across the seven counties of the diocese are available on www.syrdio.org.