Holy Week activities planned in Sacramento diocese

Observances include sixth annual bilingual pilgrimage to seven parishes in the city, which begins at St. Elizabeth Church and concludes at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Bishop Soto washes feet during Holy Week. (image from Diocese of Sacramento)

Bishop Jaime Soto and Bishop Emeritus William K. Weigand will preside over a full schedule of Holy Week and Easter liturgies. All services will be held at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located at 1017 11th St. in downtown Sacramento.

On Palm Sunday, April 14, Bishop Weigand will be the celebrant at the 9 a.m. Mass. Bishop Soto will be the celebrant at the 11 a.m. Mass with the cathedral choir.

On Holy Thursday, April 18, Bishop Soto will preside at a communal penance service beginning at 12 p.m. in the cathedral. There will be no Mass celebrated and visiting clergy will be available for individual confessions. That evening at 7 p.m., Bishop Soto will preside, with Bishop Weigand concelebrating, at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper (bilingual), followed by eucharistic adoration.

On Good Friday, April 19, Bishop Soto will preside at the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 12 p.m. in the cathedral. The service will include the Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, and Communion. Stations of the Cross will follow the liturgy. Bishop Weigand will preside at the Good Friday service in Spanish at 7:30 p.m. in the cathedral. Stations of the Cross in Spanish will precede the service at 7 p.m.

On Holy Saturday, April 20, Bishop Soto will preside at the celebration of the Easter Vigil liturgy at 8:30 p.m. in the cathedral. The Mass will be bilingual.

On Holy Saturday, April 20, the Diocese of Sacramento, in collaboration with Radio Santisimo Sacramento, will host the sixth annual bilingual pilgrimage walk to seven parishes within the city of Sacramento. Bishop Soto will participate. It will begin at 7 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Church, located at 1817 12th St. and conclude at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe at 711 T Street. A plenary indulgence will be associated with participation, along with the requisite confession, Communion and prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father. For more information, contact Lorena Albarran at lorenaa@radiosantisimosacramento.com or (916) 442-7389.

On Easter Sunday, April 21, Bishop Soto will preside at the celebration of Easter Mass (English) at 9 a.m. Bishop Weigand will preside at the celebration of Easter Mass at 1 p.m. (Spanish). For a complete schedule of Holy Week and Easter liturgies at the cathedral, visit the cathedral website at http://www.cathedralsacramento.org.

More information at Diocese of Sacramento website.

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