The following events will be celebrated at Saint Columba Cathedral to mark Holy Week and Easter Sunday. All are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Face-coverings are required for all in attendance and safe health protocols will be in effect.
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD WEEKEND, MARCH 27-28, 2021
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 27, at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m. and at 4:00 p.m.
HOLY TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2021
The annual Chrism Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Columba Cathedral. The Most Reverend David J. Bonnar will be principal celebrant. Priests concelebrating in the sanctuary will include Diocesan Consultors and Deans. Included in the Chrism Mass is the annual renewal of the diocesan and religious priests of their commitment to priestly service. An additional focus of this Liturgy will be the consecration of the Sacred Chrism and blessing of the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of Catechumens. At the close of Mass each pastor will receive Sacred Chrism and the other Holy Oils for use in their parish
Due to pandemic restrictions and limited seating, the Chrism Mass is closed to the public and attendance is by invitation only.
CTNY, the Catholic Television Network of Youngstown will live stream the Chrism Mass on the diocesan website doy.org. You can follow it here or by clicking on Cathedral Live Stream under the Media heading. The Ecumenical Television Channel (ETC) through the services of CTNY will rebroadcast the Chrism Mass on Tuesday, March 30 at 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. It will also broadcast in the Stark County area on Thursday, April 1, at 10:00 p.m. The Chrism Mass will also broadcast in the City of Conneaut. Please consult the parish bulletin for date and time.
HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021
The Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 with Bishop David J. Bonnar as principal celebrant.
FRIDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD, APRIL 2, 2021
On Good Friday, the Passion of the Lord and Veneration of the Cross Service will be at 3:00 p.m. at Saint Columba Cathedral. During this service the annual collection for the Holy Land takes place. This collection helps preserve the holy places of Christ’s homeland and alleviate the suffering of the poor of every faith in the Holy Land.
HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2021
On Holy Saturday, the Blessing of the Easter Food will take place at 3:00 p.m. The Easter Vigil will take place at 8:00 p.m. with the Most Reverend David J. Bonnar, presiding.
EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD, APRIL 4, 2021
Mass on Easter Sunday will be at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The Cathedral Choir under the direction of Dr. Daniel Laginya will be featured at the 12:30 p.m. Mass. The 4:00 p.m. Mass will not be celebrated on Easter Sunday.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available at Saint Columba Cathedral on Monday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m.; Tuesday, March 30, at 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 31, at 1:00 p.m.