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Good Friday

March 29

Good Friday is the day on which we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Catholics are joined by almost all other Christians in solemn commemoration on this day. The centuries fall away, and in a very real way we follow Jesus through the dusty streets to the hill and stand at the foot of his cross.

Good Friday is a day of fast. There is no celebration of the Eucharist. We receive Communion with hosts consecrated on Holy Thursday. Church bells are silent and altars are left bare.

The solemn, muted atmosphere is preserved until the EasterVigil.

To listen to the Reproaches set to music, click on thislink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=culZaGcbjko

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March 29
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“Our greatest fulfillment lies in giving ourselves to others.”
–Henri Nouwen