The Church's most powerful week begins Palm Sunday April 10 (gather in the Great Hall). The highest priority of this experience is the Triduum, one liturgy over three nights: Maundy Thursday April 14 at 7 p.m., Good Friday April 15 at 7 p.m., and the Great Vigil of Easter April 16 at 8:30 p.m. Information on minor services the same week is on our website
. Easter Sunday Masses are at 9 and 11 a.m.
ALTAR RAIL UPDATE
This Sunday, we will resume receiving communion at the altar rail, and wine will also be available as an option. Information to answer all your questions is on the back cover of your bulletin or online here with photos
. Please read it to help this transition go smoothly!
GREAT VIGIL INVITATION
The 8:30 P.M. Great Vigil and first Mass of Easter is the climactic liturgy of the Christian year. Invite a friend -- and if you are attending, please bring a sweet or savory ready to serve for the late-night reception!
EASTER FLOWER DONATIONS
We invite you to give flowers for Eastertide in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for a blessing. Envelopes are available at church, and you may also donate online at
The deadline to receive donations is THIS SUNDAY.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Monday April 25th at 6 p.m., Bishop Lambert will ordain the Rev. Marisa Crofts to the priesthood at Emmanuel. If you would like to donate by check or online towards the parish's ordination gift to Marisa, a chasuble/stole set, note "ordination" in the memo or comments line.
A NOTE FROM OLGA MAKAROVA
We are so happy to announce that over $9000 was donated to support Olga's cousin.
Olga writes: Dear members of Emmanuel, I would like to thank the parish for your generosity in supporting my cousin who is now a refugee because of the war in Ukraine. Glory be to God for your kind hearts and compassion! Your donations are a powerful witness to God's help in the most difficult times. I would also like to share my cousin's words of gratitude: "Only God knows how grateful I am to each of you for your participation in our lives, for your compassion and help, for your humanity and understanding, for your eagerness to help, and open hearts! May God bless you all and when you are least expecting. May abundance and prosperity be in your families and homes! And may your children always live in peace. -Natalia"