Keeping the week holy at Scecina as we prepare for Christ's resurrection
"It was nine in the morning when they crucified him.” Mark 15:25
Today, like every Good Friday at Scecina, our students and staff gathered for a prayerful, solemn service and then left the school in a quiet, reflective mood.
It’s a beautiful testament to what we represent as a Catholic school that we mark these most important Catholic-Christian days by gathering together as a community. Together, we commemorate those dramatic last moments of Jesus’ life and his death on the cross, the death that ultimately brings us to everlasting life.
We make every effort to ensure that our annual Spring Break is not scheduled for Holy Week. Why? Because these days are of such significance for our faith.
Following Palm Sunday, the “Easter Triduum” begins with Holy Thursday. It marks the end of the 40 days of Lent and the beginning of the three-day commemoration of the death and celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, the Christ.
It’s important for our Catholic schools to share this experience as a community and to help our students experience Christ’s suffering for us, God’s forgiveness, and his fulfillment of his promise of new life in Christ.
This Easter, I hope you will visit your church on Saturday evening for the Easter Vigil or on Easter Sunday to commemorate and celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord.
Posted on Fri, April 14, 2017
by Beth Murphy filed under