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placeholder March 23, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 6   •   Oakland, CA
Spend Holy Thursday in Adoration

After the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, the Blessed Sacrament is carried to the Chapel of Repose. At the Cathedral of Christ the Light, that movement is a procession from the cathedral, down the Pilgrim's Path to the Harrison Street entrance to the mausoleum, where the altar of repose has been prepared.

Until midnight, the time with the Blessed Sacrament is spent in prayer, song. At midnight, this turns into silence.

This year, the Chapel of Repose will remain open for silent Adoration until the 12:10 p.m. service on Good Friday, April 3. The people of the diocese are invited to come spend time with the Blessed Sacrament, in silent prayer, during those hours.

Members of CEDDO — the Confraternity of Eucharistic Devotion, Diocese of Oakland — and the Cathedral Parish will stand vigil. Cathedral security will be on site, and parking garage will be open to provide access to those making the pilgrimage.

The Roman Missal, third edition, provides: "The faithful are invited to continue adoration before the Blessed Sacrament a suitable length of time during the night, according to local circumstance, but after midnight the adoration should take place without solemnity."

Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, will celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m. April 2 and the Good Friday service at 12:10 p.m. April 3. He will also celebrate the Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m. April 4 and the 10 a.m. Mass April 5, Easter Sunday.

 
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