Easter at CTR
Welcome to our celebration of Easter and the Sacred Triduum at
Christ the Redeemer!
"He has overcome!" Easter is the high point of our worship as a church, as we celebrate that through the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ, he has overcome sin and death. Because of his sacrificial love, we are set free from the things that enslave us, and have new life in him!
"All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." - John 1:3-5
While we cannot gather as we may have hoped, we (at the parish) intend to do all we can to make our livestream celebrations beautiful and sacred, a gateway for an encounter with the joy and mystery of the resurrection.
How can you prepare?
Set the environment in your home to allow you to focus and participate in the service. Turn on your video a few minutes early; make the space where you'll be viewing prayerful by adding a cross or candle or flowers; even consider wearing your Easter best!
Holy Thursday (April 1)
Live stream at 7:00 pm
Distribution of Holy Communion from 8:15 – 8:45 pm
Good Friday (April 2)
Live stream at 3:00 pm
Distribution of Holy Communion and veneration of the cross from 4:45 – 5:30 pm
Easter Vigil (April 3)
Live stream at 9:00 pm
No distribution of Holy Communion following the Vigil
Easter Sunday (April 4)
Live stream at 10:00 am
Distribution of Holy Communion from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm. A bottle of Easter water will be given to each family at Holy Communion and treats will be available for the kids!
Observing Fasting and Abstinence on Good Friday
Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence, a serious obligation for every Catholic. The law of abstinence requires all Catholics aged 14+ to abstain from eating meat. The law of fasting requires all Catholics aged 18-59 to reduce the amount of food eaten from normal. The Church understands this as one ordinary meal and two light meals, which if added together, do not exceed the main meal in quantity.
Thursday, April 1
Friday, April 2
Saturday, April 3
Sunday, April 4
Monday, April 5
9:30 – 4:30 pm (regular hours)
9:30 – 2:00 pm (closing early)
10:30 – 4:30 pm (opening later)
1:00 – 4:30 pm (regular hours)
Please note that the parish office will be closed on Good Friday (April 2) and Easter Monday (April 5). For emergencies, please contact the priests directly.
Kid's Stations of the Cross
Friday, April 2 at 11 am on Zoom
Click here to receive the Zoom link
Saturday, April 3 from 9:30 – 10:30 am
(both priests available)
No confession on Easter Sunday