Holy Week Celebration & Live Streamings
Holy Week will begin in few days. Due to our current situation we will celebrate it in strict observance to norms and regulations by both civil and religious authorities.
Anticipated Mass will be live streamed at 5:00 pm. Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am. There will also be Spanish Mass at 1:30 pm. Palm branches will be blessed at each Mass. If desired, take some blessed palms home and set an altar or hang them on your entrance door, as a reminder that Christ is the king of our lives.
Monday — Tuesday — Wednesday of Holy Week
- Priests will be available to hear your confession from 10:00 am to Noon, and from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Confession stations will be in the Crying room and in St Monica.
- Holy Mass will be live streamed at 7:00 pm, followed by the Rosary (Monday), Eucharistic Adoration (Tuesday) and a reflection (Wednesday) respectively.
- The Chrism Mass — The Archdiocese will provide a livestream of the Chrism Mass from Holy Rosary Cathedral at 10:30 am on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
- Holy Thursday will live streamed at 7 pm. The washing of feet and the procession with the Blessed Sacrament to an altar of repose are omitted. If desired, after Holy Mass, parishioners may visit the Blessed Sacrament until 9:00 pm for a personal and private moment of Adoration.
- On Good Friday there will be two live streamed main celebrations. The Way of the Cross at 11:00 am and the Liturgy of the Passion at 3:00 pm.
- Easter Vigil will start at 9:00 pm.
- Easter Sunday Mass will be solemnly and joyfully celebrated at 10:00 am, and Spanish Mass will be at 1:30 pm.
Mass is closed to the public until further notice. You can stream Mass live on our Facebook & YouTube channel. Confessions by appointment only
Dear Parishioners, With sadness and prayerful consideration, a decision was reached by Archbishop Miller to having the celebration of Mass without public attendance until further notice. To ensure Spiritual nourishment is provided, a daily celebration of the Eucharist and other liturgical celebrations will be live streamed through the Parish Facebook Account (https://www.facebook.com/St-Anns-Roman-Catholic-Parish-Abbotsford-102407856581092/) as follows:
Sunday Mass – 10:00 am
Saturday Mass – 5:00 pm
Monday to Friday Mass – 7:00 pm
Monday & Saturday – 8:00 pm – Holy Rosary
Tuesday & Thursday – 8:00pm – Eucharistic Adoration
Wednesday – 8:00 pm – Lenten Reflection
Friday – 8:00 pm – Stations of the Cross
Confessions by appointment only.
All your intentions will be offered. In any case, watch TV or social media to follow Liturgical celebrations.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered on personal basis. If interested, call for an appointment to see one of the priests who will be available to hear your confession.
Set aside some time to join us in praying and journeying with our Lord and Savior. This crisis provides us with a great opportunity to live or “reinvent” our Lenten Journey by intensifying our contact with God, ourselves and neighbor.
Make the most of it by spending quality time with your family. Be present to others by calling or writing to them. Take some time to grow as a human being!
Biblical meditation, personal prayer or spiritual formation is another way of favoring our spiritual growth. St Ann’s doors will be open for quiet, personal reflection, avoiding conglomerations.
God keeps on speaking to us through people, events or darkness and turmoil. Forgive to be forgiven; love to be loved; practice the golden rule! Be calm, keep the faith, pray! Let us give nature, God’s creation, a break!
Invoking God’s blessing, I sign.
Fr Eduardo Quintero, CS Pastor