Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Resurrexit sicut dixit! He has risen as He said!

It was a glorious Holy Week here in Catholic Peekskill.  The Lord's Supper and the washing of the Disciples Feet. Good Friday services including the Live Way of the Cross in DePew Park culminating with the Easter Vigil and the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation.  Here are some photos to share the joy the Lord's resurrection!
Rosana Malaver prepares the Cast with Prayer and Exortation
The crew readies to take their places in the Via Crucis

Jesus (played by Father Vincent Druding) prepares to journey to Calvary

Over a Thousand people were present in DePew Park

Jesus is nailed to the cross

Jesus is crucified with a thief on his left and on his right

"I thirst"  
   The following night, the whole world, the whole church rejoices:

The Easter Fire Blazes at the Beginning of the Easter Vigil

Olga Bermeo will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

Nicole was Baptized and Norman was received in the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.Debbie and John, Darlene and Cathy accompany. - 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Getting Ready for the Via Crucis

Here in Catholic Peekskill, our own Father Vincent Druding will portray Jesus in the live Way of the Cross in DePew Park today, Good Friday.  The Photo below was taken just after his wig was styled by Carmen, a Peekskill Hair Stylist, now he prayerfully prepares to go up to DePew Park.
Photo by Maria Bernardo

Monday, April 2, 2012

The King of Glory comes, the nation rejoices... Blessed Holy Week from Catholic Peekskill

I thought some might like to know our Holy Week Schedule.... and maybe see some photos from Palm Sunday and its preparations.

PALM SUNDAY (April 1th, 2012)
                    Saturday Masses:  5:00 p.m. (Saturday Evening)
                                             7:00 p.m (Mass in Spanish)
                    Sunday Masses  8:00, 10:00 a.m. and 12noon                                                                                               2:30PM  (Spanish) 7PM (Spanish)
HOLY THURSDAY (April 5th, 2012)
                9:00AM          TENEBRAE –
                7:30PM          Bilingual Mass - MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER (Bilingual —                                                                 English & Spanish)
                        ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT at the altar of repose will                                         continue until MIDNIGHT. Father Wilson Hall  will close at Midnight.
 GOOD FRIDAY (April 6th, 2012)
                9:00AM          TENEBRAE -
                11 AM             Stations of the cross ( In the Church)
                12:00 Noon   Live Stations of the Cross (Spanish)  in DePew Park
                3:00PM          Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
                7:00 PM         Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (Spanish)

HOLY SATURDAY (April 7th, 2012)
                9:00AM          TENEBRAE –
                8:00PM          EASTER VIGIL MASS - Bilingual  (MASS OF THE                                                                     RESURRECTION) With the celebration of the Sacraments 
EASTER SUNDAY (April 8th, 2012)
                    MASSES: 8:00 A.M.,   l0:00 A.M.  and 12NOON         
                                        2:30PM (Spanish) 7PM (Spanish)
Reconciliation Monday (April 2, 2012) 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Good Friday 4:30pm  - 8:00pm
Holy Saturday 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Getting the palms ready

The Children's Choir leads the Procession from the Knight Building to the Church

Parishioners dress as the 12 Apostles