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Good Friday at Scecina

Good Friday, which is April 19 this year, is one of the most important and solemn days that the Catholic Church and other Christian traditions recognize every year. 

Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day, we observe the death, passion, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. We admire Jesus Christ’s selfless and faithful death on the Cross, as a supreme act of forgiveness and trust in God’s mercy. 

Many Catholic schools choose to ensure that their students can prayerfully celebrate Good Friday. We at Scecina have elected for many years to have a Good Friday liturgy as a school community. 

The school has shortened the school day for Good Friday. The school will provide our students and staff with a religious experience to remember Jesus’ obedience to the Father and his boundless forgiveness. We invite all parents and available family members to join us, as well. 

The Good Friday schedule for Friday, April 19, will consist of 34-minute classes as follows:
Period 1: 7:30 – 8:04
Period 2: 8:09 – 8:43
Period 3: 8:48 – 9:22
Period 4: 9:27 – 10:01
Period 5: 10:06 – 10:40
Period 6: 10:45 – 11:19
Period 7: 11:24 – 11:58
Period 8: 12:03 – 12:37
Good Friday Liturgy: 12:42 – 1:50 

The school cafeteria will not serve lunch on Good Friday. To commemorate Jesus’ extreme sacrifice, Catholics fast and abstain from eating meat on Good Friday. As a result, we invite students to bring snacks that they can enjoy during their 5th-period class. 

Students are expected to attend school for the whole day, including the Good Friday liturgy. We close all school offices during the Mass. Please place the highest importance on the Good Friday liturgy when making appointments or other scheduling decisions for this day. Once again, I invite you to join us, at the Good Friday liturgy!