April 14, 2015

2015 Easter Triduum at St. Gerard's

Lent 2015 reached its climax with the Easter Triduum. To prepare for the celebration, we were graced with Penitential Service on Holy Wednesday with God reaching out to his people through the Sacrament of Reconciliation celebrated by fours priests.

With a heart cleansed, we went into Jesus’ passion at the Maundy Thursday mass where we enacted the washing of the disciples’ feet, the institution of the Lord’s Supper as well as watched and prayed with the Lord until midnight as the Blessed Sacrament was placed at the altar of repose. We reminded of our God who came to serve us and give us life as ransom for us.

Good Friday began with recitation of the Liturgy of The Hours; then undergoing the Way of the Cross at our local parish. At 3pm, Passion service we were filled with awe of the Lord’s love as each of us venerated the Cross. Following that we had the screening of the movie” Passion of the Christ”.

We once more joined St. Joseph’s parish to celebrate the Easter Vigil that highlighted Jesus - the light of the world; the sacraments of initiation for four members which was beautiful as they stepped into the waters of baptism and came out.

The Lord is risen indeed, alleluia! Celebration of the Lord’s victory over death continued in St. Gerard on Easter Sunday with mass and fellowship.