Saint Joseph Church Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph Church     Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Lent, Holy Week & Easter Schedules


Ash Wednesday

February 22, 2023

Mass at 9:00 AM (School Mass) & 7:00 PM


Stations of the Cross

Friday Evenings at 7:00 PM

February 24th through March 31st

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed after the morning Mass on Fridays, with the church open for private adoration throughout the day.  Benediction will conclude at Stations on Friday evenings.


Monday Mornings at 9:00 AM

February 27th through March 27th

Stations of the Cross for Children

with St. Michael the Archangel School


Palm Sunday

Regular Mass Schedule

April 1st - Saturday Vigil - 5:15 PM

April 2nd - 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM


Holy Week Confession Schedule

Saturday, April 1st 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Monday, April 3rd 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Tuesday, April 4th 6:00 – 7:00 PM


Holy Week Schedule

Please note: No 8:00 AM Daily Mass on Thursday, Friday or Saturday of Holy Week.


Living Stations of the Cross

presented by the students of

St. Michael the Archangel School

Wednesday, April 5th at 10AM

Friday, April 7th at 3:00 PM


Holy Thursday

Thursday, April 6th - 7:00 PM

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Church open until 9:00 PM for private adoration.


Good Friday

Friday, April 7th - 7:00 PM

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion


Holy Saturday

Saturday, April 8th - 11:00 AM

Blessing of Easter Food


Easter Vigil  Saturday, April 8th -  8:00 PM

Satisfies Easter Mass Obligation.


Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 9th

8:00 AM Mass

9:30 AM Mass - Children's Mass

Blessing of Children’s Easter Baskets

11:00 AM  Mass

Parish Lenten & Easter Celebrations

JOIN US! Peter Cottontail will once again be gracing our fields with hundreds of eggs for Fr. Buckley's Annual Egg Hunt! All parishioners ages 0-13 are encouraged to attend! Bring your basket & meet us on Saturday, April 1st. The egg hunt will begin at 11:00AM (and probably be over by 11:15AM!). Hunt is held rain, snow or sunshine - so dress for the weather! Boots & coats always encouraged. The Knights of Columbus will be joining us again this year to provide complimentary hot dogs and water bottles. See you there!

Blessing of the Easter Foods

Saturday, April 8th
11:00AM in the church.

The custom of blessing food for Easter arose from the discipline of fasting throughout Lent and the special Easter fast during the Easter Triduum. Easter was the first day when meat, eggs, and other foods could be eaten. Although not of obligation, the special fast during the Triduum may still be observed as well as the tradition of blessing food for the first meal of Easter. According to custom, food may be blessed before the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, as is practiced in our parish.
Participants arrange their Easter foods in a basket or other container and bring the container to the church to be blessed. Food items can include: meat, bread, cheese, wine, herbs, vegetables, eggs, chocolates, and more. Baskets/containers should be place on the bottom steps of the altar, and participants should be seated in the pews. 
Blessings can also take place in the home, performed by the laity - a copy of the blessing is available below.

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Join Us in Celebration!

Daily Mass, Monday through Saturday - 8:00 AM

Saturday Evening Vigil - 5:15 PM

Sunday Morning Masses - 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM


Friday Evenings at 7:00PM

February 24 through March 31


every Friday during Lent, with the exception of Good Friday.  The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration after the 8 A.M. Mass with Benediction following Stations of the Cross at 7 P.M.

Holy Week Confession Schedule

Saturday, April 1st

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Monday, April 3rd

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Tuesday, April 4th

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Confessions will not be heard on Saturday, April 8th.

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