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What is the triduum?

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During Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday (March 28) Lent comes to an end before the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, which is the beginning of the Easter triduum. The three chronological days are liturgically one day and form what the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops calls “the summit of the Liturgical Year.”

These three days witness the most exalted liturgical celebrations of the year and help us to remember Christ’s Paschal Mystery: his passion, death, and resurrection.

The liturgical services that take place during the triduum (along with this year’s dates) are: the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 1; Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, April 2; and the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord (the Easter Vigil) on Holy Saturday, April 3. On Easter Sunday, April 4, at the Easter Day Masses, the church continues to celebrate the resurrection and triumph of the Lord.

The triduum is concluded liturgically with Evening Prayer in the late afternoon or early evening on Easter Sunday. This is the beginning of the Easter Season, which is the 50 days from Easter Sunday until Pentecost, which is Sunday, May 23.

Triduum Services & Masses

The following parishes returned a request from Catholic Times for a listing of their Triduum schedules:

SPRINGFIELD

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Holy Thursday, 6:30 p.m.;
Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7, 9 and 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required for Easter Sunday.

Blessed Sacrament
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.;
Good Friday, 5:30 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

St. Agnes
Holy Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
(Adoration 6:30-8:30 p.m.);
Good Friday, 5:30 p.m.;
Easter Vigil, 7:30 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

St. Aloysius
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.;
Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Vigil, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday 8 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

St. Frances Cabrini
Holy Thursday, 6 p.m.;
Good Friday, 6 p.m.;
Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 9:15 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

St. Joseph
Holy Thursday, 5:30 p.m.;
Good Friday, 5:30 p.m.;
Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

St. Katharine Drexel Parish: St. Patrick Church
Good Friday, (Stations of the Cross) noon; Easter Sunday (English) 9 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

St. Katharine Drexel Parish: Sacred Heart Church
Holy Thursday, (Tenebrae) 8 a.m., (Mass and Adoration till midnight) 7 p.m.; Good Friday, (Tenebrae) 8 a.m.,
(Passion of Our Lord followed by Divine Mercy Novena and confessions) 3 p.m.; Holy Saturday, (Tenebrae) 8 a.m.,
(Blessing of the Easter baskets) 2:30 p.m., (Divine Mercy Novena) 3 p.m.,
Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, (English) 7 a.m.; (Latin) 8 and 10 a.m., (Spanish) noon.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

ALEXANDER

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

ALTAMONT

St. Clare
Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 10 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

ALTON

Ss. Peter and Paul
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.
(adoration until 11 p.m.
concluding with Night Prayer); Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

ARCOLA

St. John the Baptist
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.;
Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 10 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

ARENZVILLE

St. Fidelis
Easter Sunday, 7:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

ASHLAND

St. Augustine
Holy Thursday, 6:30 p.m.;
Good Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

ASSUMPTION

St. Mary
Holy Thursday, 6 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7:45 a.m.

ATHENS

Holy Family
Holy Thursday, 6 p.m.;
Good Friday, 6 p.m.;
Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

AUBURN

Holy Cross Parish, St. Benedict Church
Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required for Good Friday and Easter Sunday Masses.

BEARDSTOWN

St. Alexius
Holy Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (Bilingual); Good Friday, 6 p.m. (Stations of the Cross), 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service;
Easter Vigil, 7 p.m. (Trilingual); Easter Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

BENLD

St. Joseph
Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7:45 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

BETHALTO

Our Lady Queen of Peace
Holy Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 7:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

BETHANY

St. Isidore
Easter Sunday, 8 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

BRUSSELS

Blessed Trinity Parish at St. Mary Church, Brussels
Holy Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

Blessed Trinity Parish at St. Joseph Church, Meppen
Good Friday, 1 p.m. Stations of the Cross; Easter Sunday, 8 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

CAMP POINT

St. Thomas
Holy Thursday, 5 p.m.; Good Friday, 5 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 10 and 11:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

CARLINVILLE

Ss. Mary and Joseph
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 9 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

CHARLESTON

St. Charles Borromeo
Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

St. Philip - Newman Catholic Center, EIU
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

CHATHAM

St. Joseph the Worker
Holy Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required for Mass with sign-up at sign-up for Mass at www.stjoschatham.org
Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil and 10:30 am on Easter Sunday will be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube

COLLINSVILLE

Ss. Peter and Paul
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required for Easter Masses

DECATUR

Holy Family
Holy Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (Adoration until 9:50 p.m., Night Prayer); Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

Ss. James and Patrick Parish, St. James Church
Holy Thursday, 6 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

Ss. James and Patrick Parish, St. Patrick Church
Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 10 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

EDGEWOOD

St. Anne
Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

EDWARDSVILLE

St. Boniface
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, noon and 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7, 8:15, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. (Misa en Español)
R.S.V.P. required.

EFFINGHAM

Sacred Heart
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 6 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8:30, 10:30 a.m. and (Spanish) 5 p.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

St. Anthony of Padua
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7:30, 9:15 and 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

FARMERSVILLE

St. Mary
Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

FRANKLIN

Sacred Heart
Easter Sunday, 8 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

GILLESPIE

Ss. Simon and Jude
Holy Thursday, 5:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

GLEN CARBON

St. Cecilia
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m. (Adoration begins at 8 p.m.); Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8:30 and 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

GODFREY

St. Ambrose
Holy Thursday, 5:30 p.m.; Good Friday, 5:30 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7, 9 and 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required. Face coverings are required throughout Mass. Social distancing is observed.
Seats will be assigned in order to accommodate as many of the faithful as possible.

GRANITE CITY

Holy Family
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, (Divine Liturgy) 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 and 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

St. Elizabeth
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m. (Adoration until midnight); Good Friday (Stations of the Cross) 2:30 p.m.; 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 7 p.m., (Blessing of the Easter Food) 10 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

GRANTFORK

St. Gertrude
Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

GREENVILLE

St. Lawrence
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 9 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

HARDIN

St. Francis of Assisi Parish at St. Norbert Church, Hardin
Easter Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish at St. Anselm Church, Kampsville
Easter Sunday. 6 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish at St. Michael Church, Michael
Easter Sunday, 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

HIGHLAND

St. Paul
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday (Passion of the Lord), 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7, 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

HUME

St. Michael
Good Friday, (Stations of the Cross) 3 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

MADISON

St. Mary and St. Mark, St. Mary Church, Madison
Holy Thursday, 5 p.m.; Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 6 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

MARINE

St. Elizabeth
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

MARYVILLE

Mother of Perpetual Help
Holy Thursday, 6 p.m.; Good Friday, 6 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

MATTOON

Immaculate Conception
Holy Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8, 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

MONTROSE

St. Rose of Lima
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 9 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

MORRISONVILLE

St. Maurice
Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 10 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

MT. STERLING

Holy Family
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 6:30 and 8 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

MT. ZION

Our Lady of the Holy Spirit
Holy Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8:30 p.m. (Adoration until midnight); Easter Sunday, 10:30 a.m. (no 5:30 p.m.).
R.S.V.P. required for Easter Sunday.

NEW BERLIN

St. Mary
Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

NOKOMIS

St. Louis
Holy Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 10 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required (for Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday)

PANA

St. Patrick
Holy Thursday, 6 p.m.; Good Friday, 6 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 7:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

PETERSBURG

St. Peter
Holy Thursday, 6 p.m.; Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

PIERRON

Immaculate Conception
Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 10 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

PITTSFIELD

St. Mary
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

POCAHONTAS

St. Nicholas
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

QUINCY

Blessed Sacrament
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

St. Francis Solanus
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 3 p.m., Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

St. Peter
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required Easter Sunday only.

St. Rose of Lima
Holy Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 9:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

RAYMOND

St. Raymond
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

RIVERTON

St. James
Holy Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

ROCHESTER

St. Jude
Holy Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 7:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

SHERMAN

St. John Vianney
Holy Thursday, 6 p.m., Good Friday, 6 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 9 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

ST. ELMO

St. Mary
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

ST. JACOB

St. James
Easter Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

SULLIVAN

St. Columcille
Holy Thursday, 5:30p.m.; Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 10 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

TEUTOPOLIS

St. Francis of Assisi
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 1 p.m. and (Stations of the Cross) 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

TROY

St. Jerome
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required

TUSCOLA

Forty Martyrs
Holy Thursday, 5:30 p.m.; Good Friday, 5:30 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required

VILLA GROVE

Sacred Heart
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, (Stations of the Cross) 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 10 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required for Easter Vigil Service and Sacred Heart’s Easter Mass through Sign Up Genius. The first 50 signups will be in the Church and the next 30 will be watching the Mass via live stream in the church hall (social distancing required). The link can be found at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D45AAA62CABF8CF8-sacred1

VIRDEN

Sacred Heart
Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

VIRGINIA

St. Luke
Good Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. required.

WAVERLY

St. Sebastian
Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

WINCHESTER

St. Mark
Good Friday, 5 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

WOOD RIVER

Holy Angels
Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.
R.S.V.P. is not required.

 

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