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

Lent, Holy Week & Easter Schedules

2024

Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2024

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

 

Stations of the Cross

Friday Evenings at 7:00 PM

February 16 through March 22nd

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.

 

Stations of the Cross for Children

with St. Michael the Archangel School

Monday Mornings - 9AM

February 26th through March 18th

 

Palm Sunday

Regular Mass Schedule

March 23rd - Saturday Vigil - 5:15 PM

March 24th - 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

 

Holy Week Confession Schedule

Saturday, March 23rd 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Monday, March 25th 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 26th 6:00 – 7:00 PM

 

Holy Week Schedule

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

 

Holy Thursday

Thursday, March 28th - 7:00 PM

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Church open until 9:00 PM for private adoration.

 

Good Friday

 

Living Stations of the Cross

presented by the students of

St. Michael the Archangel School

Friday, March 29th at 3:00 PM

 

Friday, March 29th- 7:00 PM

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

 

Holy Saturday

Saturday, March 30th - 11:00 AM

Blessing of Easter Food

 

Easter Vigil  Saturday, March 30th -  8:00 PM

Satisfies Easter Mass Obligation.

 

Easter Sunday

Sunday, March 31st

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, March 23rd. 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. See you there!

Blessing of the Easter Foods

Saturday, March 30th
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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Public Mass Times

Daily Mass

Monday - Saturday

8:00 AM

 

Saturday

Evening Vigil

5:15 PM

 

Sunday Morning

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

 

Saturday Confessions are held from 4:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. 

Stations of the Cross

Friday Evenings - 7:00PM

February 16th to March 22nd

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.

 

Stations of the Cross for Children

with St. Michael the Archangel School

Monday Mornings - 9:00AM

February 26th to March 18th

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