High School Holy Week Schedule

High School Holy Week Schedule

All High School teens are invited to join us for one or all of these events! To do so please fill-out the below form!

Questions? Please email Leslie McClellan at [email protected].

Holy Thursday: Seven Churches Visit

“Could not keep watch with me for one hour? Mt 26:40

The Church has an ancient tradition called The Visiting of the Seven Churches. After the Last Supper Mass, our LORD is set out at every Catholic Church to be adored until Good Friday begins at Midnight. We will be travelling to seven nearby churches and will bring all of our Lenten prayers and petitions with us.

We will leave directly following the Mass of the Last Supper and will return to Holy Spirit between 11:15 and 11:30p.m. Transportation will be provided. I will have a special treat for everyone when we get back before Good Friday starts and the fasting begins! I will need chaperones/drivers for this!

Good Friday: Feed the Homeless in DC

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink…”  Matthew 25: 35

We will be heading into DC to feed the homeless. We will go into Georgetown and walk up and down M street looking for homeless men and women to bring breakfast/lunch to. Please bring enough money to buy them breakfast/lunch ($7-8) from a nearby restaurant.

Weather Permitting: We will leave Holy Spirit at 9:00a.m. and return no later than 12p.m. I will need chaperones/drivers for this outing!

**Holy Saturday: Morning of Reflection/mini-Retreat

“He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.”  Matthew 27: 60-61

We will be doing a morning of reflection waiting with Mary Magdalene outside of the tomb as we wait for the Easter Sunday. As we have died with Christ and risen to life with Him in Baptism, we will take a few hours to enter into the tomb with Him on Holy Saturday this will include: recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet for the novena that starts on Good Friday, quiet personal time for reflection and meditation, Lectio Divina, group reflection etc.

We will begin in the Holy Spirit Youth Room at 9:00a.m. and end no later than 12p.m. I will need another adult chaperone for this!

**Unfortunately we are unable to go to the Missionaries of Charity Gift of Peace House this year as they are not having any volunteers on Holy Saturday!