Cardinal Tagle presides HOLY WEEK activities

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle will lead the faithful of the Archdiocese of Manila in the Holy Week activities at the Manila Cathedral.

Cardinal Tagle will preside at the Palm Sunday Mass on March 25 at 7 am. Palm Sunday is the last Sunday of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week. It commemorates Christ’s arrival at Jerusalem a few days before he was crucified. Cardinal Tagle will bless the palms of the people at Plaza Roma in front of the Cathedral. It will be followed by the procession of the people and the main celebrant into the church and will serve as the entrance rite of the Mass.

At 7 in the morning of Holy Thursday, March 29, Cardinal Tagle will preside at the Chrism Mass, “one of the principal expressions of the fullness of the Bishop’s priesthood.” During this Mass, all the priests of the archdiocese of Manila gather at Manila Cathedral to signify unity.  The chrism or holy oil is also blessed during the Mass.

At five in the afternoon, Cardinal Tagle will again preside at Mass commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his apostles. The Manila prelate will also wash the feet of 12 laypeople symbolizing Christ’s humility when he washed the feet of his apostles.

On March 30, Good Friday, there will be Station of the Cross at 8:30 in the morning while the Seven Last Words will start at 12 noon. The Mass for the Commemoration of the Lord's Passion will start at 3 pm. The celebration is consisted of three parts, namely, the Liturgy of the Word, the Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion.

The Easter Vigil Mass will be at 8 pm on March 31. 

Confessions will be held on Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, Holy Wednesday (8-9 am, 11 to 12 noon, and 4-5 pm); Holy Thursday (10 am to 5 pm and 7 pm to 12 midnight); and Good Friday (8 am to 12 noon and 5 pm to 7 pm).



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