Three glorious days, normally overflowing with events at the church, full of signs, symbols, and meaning. The “Gloria” erupts for the first time since we started Lent then, like a blanket were thrown over the cacophony, silence and darkness begins to descend only to be pierced by the light of one candle.
Sadly, we are not together for the Triduum, the great three days, this year. So we are doing our best to provide you with a touchstone to our community. We have a message for Holy Thursday, a message for Good Friday and then a full reflection for Easter Sunday.
Throughout these three days we strongly encourage you to join in prayer through the many media events open to us. There will be livestreams from Rome, from Kingston, even from down the road in Erinsville. You will find them by doing a search on your television guide, or by an internet search.
Fr. Jan and Deacon Brent will be taking part in a private Triduum observance on Thursday (7:00 PM), Friday (3:00 PM), Saturday (8:00 PM) and Sunday (9:00 AM). From your home you are invited to read through your Missal and join in prayer together.
Here are the links to full versions of Horatio Spafford’s words to “It Is Well With My Soul” (music by Philip Bliss) as mentioned in the Good Friday message: one featuring Guy Penrod and David Phelps – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nJ6wQpLmuo and a contemporary version by Audrey Assad – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY5o9mP22V0
A quick note … our current server is limited in bandwidth so you may find it best to view the videos from our Facebook page. We are working to resolve this (if financially possible) in the near future.