Holy Week Opportunities

Holy Thursday

Join the Youth Group at our Holy Thursday Mass and then join us for our annual “Church Hopping”. (see note below)  Tradition holds that you visit local Repositories on Holy Thursday evening. We will visit five local Churches reciting the Sorrowful Mysteries. Below is the list:

St. Isaac’s Chapel

St. Norbert Chapel

St. Monica Church

Our Lady of the Assumption Chapel

St. Katherine of Siena Church and Grotto

We will end with pizza and refreshments at St. Katherine’s. All are welcome! Feel free to bring your Rosary.

The practice of visiting up to seven different Catholic churches on Holy Thursday is one that goes back to late imperial Rome, when Christians would visit seven Roman basilicas in order to gain spiritual benefits known as indulgences. In the pre-Vatican II era, this was a very popular practice in big cities, where there many parishes in close proximity to one another. New Yorkers, Philadelphians, Bostonians, Chicagoans, and many other urbanites of a certain age recall visiting seven churches during Holy Week.