Chapel Bulletin

Bulletin for the week of April 13, 2014

Regular Mass and Confession Schedule

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This week's readings

  • 13 Sun: Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday)—Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/Mt 26:14 – 27:66 or 27:11-54.
  • 14 Mon: Monday of Holy Week—Is 42:1-7/Jn 12:1-11.
  • 15 Tues: Tuesday of Holy Week—Is 49:1-6/Jn 13:21-33, 36-38.
  • 16 Wed: Wednesday of Holy Week—Is 50:4-9a/Mt 26:14-25.
  • 17 Thurs: Holy Thursday—Ex 12:1-8; 11-14/1Cor 11:23-26/Jn 13:1-15.
  • 18 Fri: Good Friday – Passion of the Lord—Is 52:13 – 53:12/Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9/Jn 18:1 – 19:42.
  • 19 Sat: Holy Saturday – Vigil of Easter—Gn 1:1-2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a/Gn 22:1-18 or 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Ex 14:15 – 15:1/Is 54:5-14/Is 55:1-11/Bar 3:9-15, 32 – 4:4/Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28/Rom 6:3-11/Mt 28:1-10.
  • 20 Sun: Easter Sunday— Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23/ Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8/ Jn 20:1-9 or Mt 28:1-10 or (after noon) Lk 24:13-35

Steubenville Conference Reunion

All are invited to a reunion for the Steubenville Summer Youth Conferences whether or not you attended when you were in high school. Everyone is welcome! Come join us for fellowship, pizza, and talks and worship by Bob Rice, Dcn. Ralph Poyo, and Chris Padgett. We will meet in the Gallery on Thursday, April 24 at 8:30 p.m. A special announcement will be made about a new event coming next fall. Don’t miss it!!!!

Solemn Vespers & Benediction

Solemn Vespers and Benediction has been canceled this evening April 13 (Palm Sunday) and April 20 (Easter Sunday). Vespers will resume on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.

Adoration in the Portiuncula

Adoration will close for the Triduum on Holy Thursday, April 17 at 12 Noon and will reopen on Tuesday, April 22 at 8:00 a.m.

Living Stations of the Cross

Performances of the Living Stations will be held on Monday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m., and on Good Friday, April 18 at 9:30 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel. Both performances are free of charge. Due to limited space, the Good Friday performance requires tickets, which are still available in the Chapel Office.


Tenebrae is Latin for “shadows” or “darkness,” and the mood is somber, quiet and reflective. Its distinctive features are the gradual extinguishing of candles, symbolizing the temporary triumph of the prince of darkness over the Light of the World, and ending with a loud noise, suggesting thunder at Christ’s death. Tenebrae will be on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. All are invited to attend.

Triduum Observances

The paschal fast and abstinence is observed on Good Friday and continues when possible, until the Easter Vigil itself. Fasting means limiting oneself to one full meal; two smaller meals are permitted during the fast day, but they should not equal one full meal, and no eating of solid foods between meals. Abstinence means abstaining from all meat products as well. Abstinence: All Catholics 14 years of age and older. Fasting: All Catholics 18 to 59 years of age, but it does not involve those over 59 years of age, and the ill, as well as those attending them. Let us pray for one another as we embark upon this Lenten journey.

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 13
  • Masses — 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m., Christ the King Chapel
Monday, April 14
  • Masses — 6:30 a.m. & 12:05 p.m., Christ the King Chapel
  • Mass Canceled — 4:45 p.m., Christ the King Chapel
  • Chrism Mass — 7:00 p.m., Triumph of the Cross (Holy Name Cathedral site)
  • Living Stations — 9:00 p.m., Christ the King Chapel (no ticket required)
Tuesday, April 15
  • Masses — 6:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m. & 4:45 p.m., Christ the King Chapel
  • Holy Week Confessions — 7:30 p.m., Christ the King Chapel (only scheduled confessions during Holy Week)
Wednesday, April 16
  • Masses — 6:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m. & 4:45 p.m., Christ the King Chapel
  • Tenebrae — 7:00 p.m., Christ the King Chapel
Holy Thursday, April 17
  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper — 7:30 p.m., Finnegan Fieldhouse (Only Mass of the Day)
    The Liturgy concludes with a candlelight Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to Christ the King Chapel for a time of adoration.
  • Night Prayer — 11:00 p.m., Christ the King Chapel (Adoration concludes)
Good Friday, April 18
  • Morning Prayer — 9:00 a.m., Holy Spirit Friary
  • Living Stations — 9:30 a.m., Christ the King Chapel. Tickets are required for this presentation of the Living Stations.
  • The Way of the Cross — 12 Noon, Christ the King Chapel
  • Celebration of the Lord’s Passion — 3:00 p.m., Finnegan Fieldhouse
Holy Saturday, April 19
  • Morning Prayer — 9:00 a.m., Holy Spirit Friary
  • Easter Vigil in the Holy Night — 8:45 p.m., Finnegan Fieldhouse. Seating for the Easter Vigil will begin at 7:30 p.m.
  • Resurrection Party — An all-night Resurrection Party in the J.C Williams center will follow the Easter Vigil. All are welcome. Praise and worship, refreshments, and other activities will be provided.
Easter Sunday, April 20
  • Easter Sunday Mass — 11:00 a.m., Christ the King Chapel

From The Chaplain's Desk…

It seems only a short time ago that we began the holy Lenten season as a preparation for Easter. Now the time of prayer, fasting, penance, and almsgiving is fast coming to a close as we enter Holy Week. This Sunday, namely Passion (Palm) Sunday is a very significant day on our journey to Jerusalem. As the official title contained in the Sacramentary indicates (Passion (Palm) Sunday), there are two points of emphasis in this celebration. On the one hand, we are celebrating the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem; and on the other hand, we are celebrating his Passion. The greeting of the priest celebrant contained in the sacramentary unites these two points of emphasis: “Christ entered in triumph into his city, to complete his work as our Messiah: to suffer, die, and rise again.”

Therefore, there is a certain tension between the obvious rejoicing as the Church with procession and palms sings her hosannas to Christ the King. And on the other hand, the shadow of Holy Week and death of Jesus. The procession seems almost out of place in view of the oncoming tragedy, and there seems to be a bitter irony in the joyful hosannas. If we were to view both the triumph of Christ and his passion and death as two separate events, then this tension would be understandable. But this kind of interpretation does not do justice to the real spirit of the Roman liturgy. For while there is a concentration on one event in the life of Jesus at a time, the liturgy is also conscious that in every celebration, the entire mystery of Christ is present. And the whole Christ is our risen, glorified Lord who reigns in heaven.

Seen in this light, there is no tension in the celebration of Palm Sunday. The hosannas and the palm waving of the crowd are simply a reflection of the faith of the faithful who know that Jesus is risen from the dead. Through the eye of faith, the history of Jesus’ passion and death can only be understood as united with his coming resurrection. His death, therefore, is the beginning of his victory.

For those who do not believe, the passion and death of Christ can only be seen as a horrible tragedy, the crucifixion of a Jewish prophet in a small backwater province of the vast Roman Empire. But for the believer, it is an act filled with power and love by which God redeems his people. It is salvation, life and deliverance.

Therefore, on this day while the Church may center her attention on Jesus’ passion and death, she at the same time rejoices in the risen Lord, the same Lord who “lives and reigns forever and ever.”

“…for five weeks of Lent we have been preparing, by works of charity and self-sacrifice, for the celebration of our Lord’s paschal mystery. Today we come together to begin this solemn celebration in union with the whole Church throughout the world. Christ entered in triumph into his own city, to complete his work as our Messiah: to suffer, to die, and to rise again. Let us remember with devotion this entry which began his saving work and follow him with lively faith. United with him in his suffering on the cross, may we share his resurrection and new life” (Palm Sunday opening prayer).

Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Dominic Scotto, T.O.R.
University Chaplain

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