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Holy Triduum and Easter celebrations are near and we are excited to acknowledge that we can finally have some limited indoor services.

As you may already know there are four days allowed for indoor religious gatherings. Our Archbishop M. Miller chose the following: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter (including Easter Vigil) and Divine Mercy Sunday on April 10-11 (including the Vigil Masses on Saturday).

The limit is 50 people per service as in the past. In order to accommodate as many of you as possible in the next few celebrations, we ask you to RESERVE ONLY ONE IN PERSON SERVICE during Holy Triduum and Easter Sunday. For example, if you reserve Holy Thursday Mass attendance, you cannot book another service on Good Friday or on Easter Sunday.

You may register for Rite of Communion any day on top of attending an in person service. If you cannot register yourself online, please call Louanne at 778-712-0890. As before, when registering for a mass you will need to specify the number of people coming and we will need their names, phone numbers and email addresses.

For Communion, Veneration of the Cross or for the Blessing of the Food, you will register once as a household and come together.

Some of our indoor services will be also livestreamed to the Parish Hall and Communion will be given after to those in attendance. Regardless if you were attending our church or Parish Hall service, book only ONCE.

The calendar will open for booking this Sunday at 3 pm for Holy Triduum and Easter and on Monday, April 5th for Divine Mercy weekend.

Here is the outline of the Holy Triduum and Easter services at St. Clare of Assisi Church
(remember you must register to attend Mass in either the church or the hall, communion services,  Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday afternoon and the Blessing of the Food on Holy Saturday.

HOLY THURSDAY – available online to watch
· 5 pm Mass – in the church (50 people) also livestreamed in the Parish Hall
to watch + receive Communion (50 people)

GOOD FRIDAY -available online to watch
Church open for private adoration and prayer 9am to 12 noon and again from 6pm to 10 pm
· 3 pm Good Friday service – in the church (50)
· 4pm -5pm Rite of Communion and Veneration of the Cross
for those who are registered (like every Sunday)

HOLY SATURDAY not available online
· 11 am -12 noon Blessing of the baskets with food – for those registered
· 8:30 pm Easter Vigil Mass – first preference given to our RCIA candidates
and their families

EASTER SUNDAY available online 8 am Mass
· 8 am Mass in the church (50)
10 am Mass in the church (50)
also livestreamed in the Parish Hall to watch + receive Communion (50)
· 11:15 am -12 noon Rite of Communion for the registered
· 3 pm Mass in the church (50)

DIVINE MERCY SATURDAY April 10th not available online
· 5 pm Mass in the church (50)
· 7 pm Mass in the church (50)
·
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY April 11th -available online 8 am Mass
• 8 am Mass in the church (50)
• 10 am Mass in the church (50)
• 11:15 am -12 noon Rite of Communion for those registered
• 3 pm Mass in the church (50)

We are trying our very best to find a way to make it as easy and welcoming as the new BC variance allows. Please be patient and understanding.

Please note that we have changed livestreaming times for these days.
Due to many liturgical and technical challenges we will not be livestreaming the Easter Vigil.
As a final note,  confessions are on Monday through Thursday during Holy Week at 9:30am in the church.

Fr. Maciej