Holy Week and the Sacred Paschal Triduum at St. Catharine

Liturgy & Confession times for Holy Week, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, & the Resurrection of the Lord

“Truly this man was the Son of God!”

"...at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Philippians 2:10-11

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

Sunday, March 24th

Eucharistic Adoration

  • 6:00am - 12:00am

Holy Mass

  • 8:30am
  • 11:00am
  • 5:00pm

Reconciliation Monday

monDAY, march 25th

Eucharistic Adoration

  • 6:00am - 12:00am

Holy Mass

  • 8:00am


  • 4:00pm-7:00pm

On the Monday of Holy Week priests will be available in nearly every parish in the diocese from 4:00pm to 7:00pm for the sacrament of Confession, including right here at St. Catharine.

Tuesday of Holy Week

TUESDAY, March 26th

Eucharistic Adoration

  • 6:00am - 12:00am

The Diocese of Columbus Chrism Mass

  • 3:30pm

All of the faithful are invited to join the Most Rev. Earl K. Fernandes and the priests of the Diocese of Columbus at the Chrism Mass at St. Paul Church, Westerville.

*No Mass or Confessions at St. Catharine today due to the Diocesan Chrism Mass

Spy Wednesday

wednesDAY, March 27th

Eucharistic Adoration

  • 6:00am - 12:00am

Holy Mass

  • 9:00am


  • 8:00pm

Sacred Music by Ensemble Una Voce, under the direction of William Heyer

Tenebrae (meaning 'darkness' or 'shadows') is the morning prayer of the church on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday and dates back at least 1,000 years.

Similar to the Lessons and Carols service at Christmas, Tenebrae consists of hymns and readings in a church lit only by 15 candles. These candles are then extinguished one by one until the church is left in darkness. At that point, a loud noise (“strepitus”) is produced by the congregation symbolizing the earthquake after Christ’s death.

The Sacred Paschal Triduum

The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery.

Eucharistic Adoration will end just before 7:00pm on Holy Thursday, and for the entirety of the Sacred Paschal Triduum.

Adoration resumes Monday, April 1st at 6:00am.

Holy Thursday

Thursday, March 28th

Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

  • 7:00pm
  • Adoration Vigil in the Chapel until 12:00am midnight
  • Confessions following Mass until all are heard

*No Morning Mass on Holy Thursday

Good Friday of the Lord's Passion

Friday, March 29th

Children's Stations of the Cross

  • 9:00am

Divine Mercy Novena: Day 1

  • 2:30pm

Liturgy of the Lord's Passion

  • 3:00pm
  • Confessions following the Liturgy until all are heard

*No Morning Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, or Evening Stations of the Cross on Good Friday

Easter Vigil

Saturday, March 30th

Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

  • 8:30pm

*No morning Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, or Confessions on Holy Saturday

"This is the night, when Christ broke the prison-bars of death and rose victorious from the underworld."

Easter Sunday

Sunday, March 31st

The word "Easter" comes from Old English, meaning simply the "East." The sun which rises in the East, bringing light, warmth and hope, is a symbol for the Christian of the rising Christ, who is the true Light of the world.

Holy Mass

  • 8:00am
  • 10:00am
  • 12:00pm

*No Eucharistic Adoration on Easter Sunday. Adoration resumes Monday, April 1st.