Holy Week

As Lent comes to an official close on Thursday, our Church begins the celebration of the Sacred Triduum, beginning with the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper - reaching it's high point in the Easter Vigil - and coming to it's conclusion on the evening of Easter Sunday - it's the highest, and holiest time of our liturgical year.

The rituals over these three days are beautiful and rich in symbol, ritual, prayer, and song.  We hope you are making plans to join us.  

Please follow the Holy Week schedule listed below, and join our Parish Family in celebrating the greatest mysteries of Redemption.

Lenten Reconciliation Monday

There will be a special evening of Lenten Reconciliation on Monday evening, April 14 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm in the Church.  Several priests from our Diocese will be available to hear confessions.

Holy Thursday, April 17

Morning Prayer: 9:00am

Confessions: 9:15am and 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Mass of the Lord's Supper: 7:00pm (Nursery Available)

"Adoration Watch" until Midnight

Good Friday, April 18

Morning Prayer: 9:00am

Confessions: 9:15am and 3:00 - 6:00pm

Stations of the Cross: 2:00pm

Passion Service: 7:00pm (Nursery Available) 

Holy Saturday, April 19

Morning Prayer: 9:00am

Confessions: 9:15am and 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Blessing of the Easter Foods: 12:00 Noon

Easter Vigil: 8:00pm (Nursery Available)

Easter Sunday, April 20

Mass Times:  

7:00am, 9:00am (Church and Parish Hall), 11:30am (Church and Parish Hall), 5:30pm


Rice Bowl Collection

Thank you to all families who have participated in the Lenten Rice Bowl Collection.  Rice Bowls are to be returned beginning this weekend.  Through our Lenten prayers and donations, we have touched the lives of millions of people served by Catholic Relief Services, our representative to the poorest communities in the world.

Knights of Columbus High School Scholarships

The St. John's Knights of Columbus are pleased to offer two scholarships in the amount of $500 to graduating high school seniors from our parish.  Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the council website at www.madison-kc.org and by selecting the scholarship tab.  Applications are due back on May 11th and should be left in the Knights of Columbus mailbox located near the church office.  Applications will be picked up after the evening Mass on May 11th for evaluation and selection of the winners.

Easter Sunrise Service on the Mountain

All are welcome to gather at 6:00 am at the Monte Sano Park Look Out (located by the playground and amphitheater) for the celebration of Easter Mass.  Mass will be offered by Fr. Joseph Lubrano of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.