Lent and Easter at Holy Spirit
Apr. 13, 7 p.m.
Adoration follows liturgy until 10 p.m.
Apr. 14 (No 8:30 a.m. daily Mass)
Confessions | 2-3 p.m.
Stations of the Cross | 3 p.m.
Service | 7 p.m.
Blessing of the Easter Food | 10 a.m.
Years ago in Eastern Europe, Catholics abstained from eating meats
and milk products, including eggs, during the 40 days of Lent.
When Easter arrived and ended the fast, the people showed their joy and gratitude
by taking the food to church for a blessing.
These foods were the first to be eaten by the family on Easter Sunday morning,
when they were given a place of honor on the festive Easter table.
We encourage you to prepare a basket of traditional Easter foods (ham, lamb, or a molded butter lamb,
sausage/kielbasa, eggs, Easter bread and pastries, horseradish, etc.) and bring it to the church
on Holy Saturday morning for the blessing.
Vigil | 8 p.m.
Apr. 16, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.