Preparing for the Paschal Feast 2018

On Tuesday in Holy Week, March 27, from 10 am to 1 pm, all members of the diocese are invited to gather at St. James Commons and St. James Cathedral for a time of preparation for the celebrations of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter. The half-day retreat is offered as a time of refreshment and reflection and will begin with prayer and meditation, include a celebration of the Eucharist with the blessing of chrism and conclude with an informal lunch (optional for those who can stay).

Bishop Lee will be joined by guest speaker, the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke. During the Eucharist, chrism will be blessed for use in congregations. Those planning to take oil with them are asked to bring clean glass containers with lids (eight ounce containers are recommended).

Please use this link to RSVP. A $10 contribution is requested to offset the cost of lunch.

Schedule for the day:
10 am: coffee and check-in at St. James Commons (65 E. Huron St.)
10:30 am: program begins
12:10 pm: Eucharist in St. James Cathedral
1 pm: lunch in the great hall (optional)