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Bells and Baskets

Fr. Michael MachacekNativity of Our LordApril 1, 2023

Dear parishioners:

Here's 2 different things to do as we look forward to the Holy Triduum this week.

  1.  Bells. For the mass on Holy Thursday evening (starting at 7:30 pm) and also for the Easter Vigil this Saturday (starting at 7:30 pm), you are invited to bring bells with you to ring at the start of the Gloria.  Bring those bells and let us make a joyful noise unto the Lord!!

  2. Baskets. There is a long standing tradition in many cultures to bring to church on Holy Saturday baskets of food to be blessed by the parish priest, which will then be used in your family Easter Sunday meal.  This Palm Sunday weekend, at the entrances to the church, you will find a handout of a traditional Polish Easter basket that you can use as an example.  Please note that what should be in basket are typical Easter foods of your own culture.  The baskets can be simple or elaborately decorated.  A special invitation also goes to our young ones to bring their Easter eggs and other Easter sweets to be blessed as well.

You are invited to bring your baskets to the church on Holy Saturday, April 8th, from 1:00 - 1:30 pm, and Fr. Michael will joyfully bless your baskets.