106 South Main Street
Albion, New York 14411
Parish Office: (585) 589-4243
Fax: (585) 589-0734
Saturday Vigil - 5:00 p.m., Sunday - 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Daily Masses - Monday - Friday and 1st Saturdays 8:00 a.m.
Eucharistic Adoration - Every Friday - School Chapel - 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Mother of All Vigils
The Easter Vigil is the greatest liturgy of the entire year in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. The Roman Missal guides the celebration of this great night and even refers to the Easter Vigil as the “mother of all vigils” which is quoting St. Augustine from the 5th Century. So, the Easter Vigil has real history.
Throughout the years, this celebration did get lost for a time, lacking the full vigor it once had. However, Pope Pius XII in the 1950s restored the prominent celebration of the mother of all vigils on the Saturday evening before Easter Sunday.
The Easter Vigil is packed with breathtaking symbolism and meaning. And it is packed with a celebration of everything that we hold dear as Catholics. Christ is seen throughout in amazing grandeur.
HOLY THURSDAY - 7 PM - MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
(Washing of Feet, Clergy Renewal of Vows, Eucharistic Procession)
8:15 PM - MIDNIGHT -- EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
GOOD FRIDAY - NOON - LITURGY OF THE LORD’S PASSION
(Reading of the Passion, Veneration of Cross, Reception of Eucharist)
CONFESSIONS - 1:30 - 3PM STATIONS of the CROSS - 3PM
HOLY SATURDAY - Noon - Blessing of Easter Foods
7:30 PM - EASTER VIGIL SERVICE and MASS
(Service of Light, Liturgy of the Word, Blessing of Easter Water)
TV MASS FOR THE HOMEBOUND Is someone you love unable to join us at Church during this holy season of Lent and Easter? The Heart of the Nation Sunday TV Mass brings spiritual comfort and the blessings of joy filled hope in Our Risen Savior. You can watch on WNYO channel 49 (myTV) at 8:30am Sundays.
GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION - APRIL 19 Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land. Through the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, you stand in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land as a witness of peace, supporting Catholics there in parishes and schools, maintaining Christian shrines and caring for refugees in the Holy Land. PLEASE BE GENEROUS!
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Our 10:30 Mass can be streamed at anytime in the McCabe Room. Please be sure to contact the office ahead of time so the equipment can be set up.
An elevator and nearby rest room make this an option for those who wish to attend Mass but have difficulty getting into the church.
Rather than miss Mass because of active little ones, parents may wish to bring their youngsters to the Resource Room where they can share in the service with them without the constraints of a pew. There is room to move around and a library of children's bible stories for them to enjoy.
All are welcome. Please suggest this to family and friends who may be looking for an opportunity, even temporarily, to attend Mass at Holy Family.
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