Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 5:34 PM
A blessed Thanksgiving to you! Mass, Thursday at 10AM, no Mass Friday. Office closed Wed.-Fri.
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Holy Week 2021

United in the Eucharist, in-person and online

MAKE RESERVATIONS for Hampstead Easter and Holy Week Masses

Hampstead Easter Sunday 9AM (incense) & 11AM (no incense):
INDOORS — Make reservations so we know if we’re at capacity for all indoor seating, including, with video, the sanctuary and the classrooms.
OUTDOORS — No reservation required. Courtyard or lawn seating is available; bring a chair, Mass is on speakers. In-car worship is on FM 87.7. All are able to participate in Mass and the Eucharist, whether indoors, outdoors, or on the parking lot. Allow time to check in and get seated. Want to help?  Greeters are needed.
Incense is in use at the following Hampstead Masses: Holy Thursday, Holy Saturday Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday 9AM in Hampstead. NONE on Palm Sunday weekend, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday at 11AM, nor at Surf City.

Surf City - Easter Sunday 9AM & 11AM, with no incense. Bring your own chairs or blanket. No reservations are needed. Our church parking lot is reserved for those attending Mass. Please check with the Town of Surf City regarding other parking lots. Allow yourself plenty of time to park and get seated. 

Holy Week 2021


Read Msgr. Joseph's Pastor's Update for Holy Week 2021

Office closed to the public — Wednesday, March 31 through Tuesday, April 6

  • Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper (incense)
  • April 1 at 7PM, with Adoration to 10PM (and online)
  • Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion (no incense)    April 2 at 3PM (and online)
  • Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil Mass  (incense)  April 3 at 8:30PM (and online)
  • Easter Sunday Mass at both locations
  • April 4 at 9 &11AM (11AM online)

The Character of the Lenten Season, the Sacred Paschal Triduum, & the Easter Season

This period of the Church’s calendar is made up of 96 days – Ash Wednesday and the three days that follow it; the 40 days of Lent concluding on the morning of Holy Thursday; the Sacred Paschal Triduum beginning Holy Thursday evening and concluding with Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday evening; and the Great 50 Days of Easter, which also begin on Easter Sunday and culminate on Pentecost. More than a quarter of the year is devoted to the commemoration and celebration of these events, which won for us so a great a salvation.


Holy Week in Three Minutes by Busted Halo

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