Holy Week

Easter celebrates our resurrected life in Jesus, but can we understand resurrection if we don't journey to Golgotha and the grave? Make a commitment to draw nearer to God each day during Holy Week. 

Palm Sunday

Eucharist at 8, 9, and 11 a.m. Our shouts quickly turn from "Hosanna!" to "Crucify!" on the journey to death and resurrection beginning on Palm Sunday.

Monday in Holy Week

Eucharist at 12:10 and 5:30 p.m. Mary, sister of Lazarus, offered Jesus the best that she had. Whether costly perfume or our commitment to be present at church this week, offer yourself on Monday in Holy Week. 

Tuesday in Holy Week

Blessing of Chrism Service at 12:10 p.m. Bishop Paula Clark invites clergy and lay people of the Diocese of Chicago to a half-day retreat preparing for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. 

Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. What does Jesus mean when he says that those who love their life lose it? Each day of Holy Week leads to the ultimate act of self-denial and how it can change your life and change the world. 

Wednesday in Holy Week

Eucharist at 12:10 and 5:30 p.m. Betrayed by a beloved friend, Jesus knows the pain of abandonment. 

Tenebrae at 8 p.m. The progressive extinguishing of candles and sung scripture represent a descent into the darkness of the passion and in anticipation of the resurrected light at the Easter Vigil.


The Triduum

Maundy Thursday

Agape Meal and Family Service at 5 p.m. A family meal and service commemorating the first Eucharistic feast during Jesus' Last Supper.

Eucharist and Foot Washing at 6:30 p.m. There is one day each year called "Maundy" or "mandate." What commandment has the power to transform our lives and change the world? "That you love one another, as I have loved you." 

Good Friday

Liturgy of the Passion at 1:30 p.m. On the cross, we see that love is self-emptying. From the cross, we are judged, and the verdict is forgiveness. Through the cross, God is with us in our suffering. 

Choral Meditation on the Seven Last Words at 6:30 p.m. Cathedral Choristers offer a service of Choral Meditations upon the Seven Last Words. These short passages of scripture have framed spiritual and artistic reflection for centuries. Come be transported as these young singers offer music by Hurd, Stanford, Pergolesi, Britten, Gibbons, Bach, and Ireland interspersed with poetry.

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. Between crucifixion and resurrection is a time of remembrance. At the Easter Vigil, we remember that "in the beginning" we were called into being through love and that in baptism and resurrection we find hope in God's promise that "death no longer has dominion."

Easter feast following

Easter Day

Eucharist at 8, 9, and 11 a.m. Love is stronger than death! Easter shows that only death will die and that we are called to resurrection life now and into eternity. 

Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m.