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Bishop Malooly’s Holy Week and Easter schedule

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The following is Bishop Malooly’s schedule at Masses and events during Holy Week and the celebration of Easter this year.

On Holy Thursday, March 24, Bishop Malooly will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. Peter. At this Mass commemorating the Last Supper, the bishop will wash the feet of 12 people, recreating what Jesus did to his Apostles as reported in the Gospel of St. John.

At noon on Good Friday, March 25, Bishop Malooly will preside over the 21st Outdoor Stations of the Cross in the Garden of Eternal Life at the historic Cathedral Cemetery in Wilmington. In case of inclement weather, the Stations will be held in the Queen of the Apostles Chapel on the cemetery grounds.  At 3 p.m., he will preside at the Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Wilmington.

Bishop Malooly will celebrate the 8 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass at St. Elizabeth Church in Wilmington. The liturgy will include the blessing of fire, water and the Easter candle along with the baptism, confirmation and first Communion of people who are joining the Catholic Church.

On Easter Sunday, March 27, Bishop Malooly will celebrate the Resurrection   at the 11 a.m. Mass in the Cathedral of St. Peter.

All Masses and services are open to the public and all are cordially invited. All Catholics are invited to observe Holy Week and Easter at their local parishes or at a Mass with the bishop.