Our Lady of Peace Parish in Ironwood Michigan
Our Lady of Peace Parish
108 S. Marquette St.
Ironwood, MI 49938
Phone: 906-932-0174
Religious Education Office: 906-932-1708
Fax: 906-932-1019
Our Lady of Peace Parish in Ironwood Michigan
Our Lady of Peace Parish in Ironwood Michigan
E-Mail: parish@olopmi.org

 

      

Holy Week-------First Friday------Seder Meal

Happy Holy week to all! This is truly the high point of the Catholic calendar; the holiest time of the year. Here are a few tidbits/reminders as we head into this week:

 

First Friday will not be the same as usual. There can be no morning Mass (or any Mass) on Good Friday. Likewise, there can be no other adoration other than at the altar of repose. You are welcome to spend time with the Lord on that Friday in the Atrium room, but there will not be Adoration in the main Church that day. The First Friday calls to the homebound will be done that week on Wednesday and Thursday.

Remember that the 3:00pm service in remembrance of the Lord’s Passion is not a Mass. Communion is given with the consecrated hosts from the previous night’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

 

There are no Confessions on Holy Saturday. The last chance for confession before Easter will be after the Good Friday Service and during the Stations of the Cross.

 

The Seder Meal will take place again on Holy Thursday evening at 5:00pm in the Church Hall. This is not a pot luck dinner, nor is it a full meal per se. (It is equivalent to a light meal) The Seder meal that we are putting on will once again be a journey through the Jewish rituals derived from their annual Passover meal. This is the forerunner to the Catholic Mass. Remember; the Last Supper was a Passover meal that was transformed by Christ that became what we now know as the Sacrifice of the Mass.

It is an educational and spiritual journey of our roots in Judaism and how, as Catholics, we are fulfilled Jews. Experiencing the Seder will give you a deeper appreciation of the roots of our faith, and how the New Testament is a fulfillment of the Old Testament.

Only those who have been asked to bring food need to bring food. Some will be asked to take on roles for the dinner. All else only need to sign up and join us. It is a fitting forerunner to the Holy Thursday night Mass at 7:30pm. Sign up is available in the St. Joseph Room. Please join us!

 

Please come to the Easter Vigil. Not only is it the most grand/beautiful of all the liturgies, but it is a time to support our newest members being welcomed into the Catholic Church. Please pray for Chris Lightfoot and Corey Sandy who will be making their First Communion and Confirmation at this year’s Easter Vigil. It begins at 8:00pm with the lighting of the Holy Fire and candlelight procession. There will be a reception to follow. Please join us!

 

May the Peace of Christ be with you always!

Fr. Robb

 

Our Lady of Peace

108 S Marquette St., Ironwood, MI  49938

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

COME AND JOIN US!

 

 

Holy Thursday – April 2

 

8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

5:00 p.m. Seder Meal

7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lords Supper followed by Adoration

11:00 p.m. Ending with Night Prayer

 

Good Friday – April 3

 

8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

3:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion/Death

5:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross with Confessions being heard

 

Holy Saturday – April 4

(NOTE: NO Confessions and NO 4:00 p.m. Mass today!)

 

8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

12:30 p.m. Blessing of Easter Food

8:00 p.m. Vigil Mass of Easter

 

Easter Sunday – April 5

 

8:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass

11:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass

 

Church is handicapped accessible (use alley entrance)

Hearing assistance devices also available

 

 

Our Lady of Peace Parish in Ironwood Michigan Our Lady of Peace Parish in Ironwood Michigan

Our Lady of Peace Parish in Ironwood Michigan