Diocese of Rockville Centre

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER MASSES
Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday
March 24, 2015 – March 27, 2016

HOLY THURSDAY CHRISM MASS – March 24, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.
St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570.
Bishop William Murphy is the main celebrant and homilist. This Mass is a clear expression of the unity of the priesthood and the sacrifice of Christ which continues to be present in the Church. During the Mass, Bishop Murphy will consecrate the Oil of Chrism and bless the Oil of Catechumens and Oil of the Sick. These holy oils will be used throughout the diocese during the coming year in celebration of the Sacraments.

The Mass will be broadcast live on Telecare, the diocesan television station: Cablevision channel 29/137, Verizon FiOS channel 296 and Time Warner Cable channel 471. Viewers can also catch the Mass online at www.telecaretv.org.

HOLY THURSDAY MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER. March 24, 2016 – 8:00 p.m.
St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570.
Bishop William Murphy is the main celebrant and homilist. This Mass commemorates the Last Supper, during which Christ instituted the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist, the sacrament of Holy Orders and gave us His commandment to love one another. After the homily, following the example of Christ of washed the feet of the apostles during the Last Supper, Bishop Murphy will wash the feet of parishioners.

The Mass will be broadcast live on Telecare, the diocesan television station: Cablevision channel 29/137, Verizon FiOS channel 296 and Time Warner Cable channel 471. Viewers can also catch the Mass online at www.telecaretv.org.

GOOD FRIDAY. PASSION OF OUR LORD. March 25, 2016 – 3:00 P.M.
St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570.
Bishop William Murphy will preside at a celebration of the Lord’s Passion. According to the Church’s ancient tradition, the sacraments are not celebrated on Good Friday or Holy Saturday. During this celebration, Christ’s crucifixion is remembered through the Liturgy of the Word that includes the Veneration of the Cross.

The Mass will be broadcast live on Telecare, the diocesan television station: Cablevision channel 29/137, Verizon FiOS channel 296 and Time Warner Cable channel 471. Viewers can also catch the Mass online at www.telecaretv.org.

HOLY SATURDAY EASTER VIGIL – March 26, 2016 – 8:00 p.m.
St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570.
Bishop William Murphy is the celebrant and homilist at the Easter Vigil Mass celebrating the Resurrection of Christ. There are four parts: Light Service (Blessing of the Fire and lighting of the Paschal Candle), Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of Baptism and the Eucharist. After a reflective and intense period of prayer during Lent, Catechumens (those who have not been baptized) and Candidates (those who have been baptized in other faiths) will become full members of the Catholic Church at St. Agnes Cathedral and parishes throughout the Diocese of Rockville Centre. In 2016, 240 catechumens will be welcomed into the Church.

This Mass will be broadcast live on Telecare, the diocesan television station: Cablevision channel 29/137, Verizon FiOS channel 296 and Time Warner Cable channel 471. Viewers can also catch the Mass online at www.telecaretv.org.

EASTER SUNDAY MASS – March 27, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.
St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570.
Bishop William Murphy is the celebrant and homilist at the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord. Other Masses at the Cathedral on Easter Sunday are: 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (Family Mass); 10:30 (Family Mass-Parish Center); 12:30 p.m. (Cathedral); 12:30 p.m. (Parish Center).

The Mass will be broadcast live on Telecare, the diocesan television station: Cablevision channel 29/137, Verizon FiOS channel 296 and Time Warner Cable channel 471. Viewers can also catch the Mass online at www.telecaretv.org.

Editor’s Note: Television cameras are permitted inside the Cathedral. However, all television crews must secure permission to gain access to the Cathedral for Holy Week and Easter Services by calling the Office of Communications beforehand.

Reporters and still photographers will be permitted in the Cathedral but are asked to remain in the designated area for the media. All media (including still photographers and video cameras) are asked to stay out of the center aisles at all times.

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