While browsing through my parish’s historical archives (i.e., the closet for all the stuff that no one knows what to do with,) I came across a copy of the parish’s Holy Week schedule from 1943. I thought it might prompt some interesting discussion among your readers.
This parish is located in the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio. The bishop mentioned in the document is Karl Joseph Alter, who was Bishop of Toledo from 1931 until 1950, when he was appointed Archbishop of Cincinnati.
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This thoughtful reader also provided a transcript of the text in the image! This made it possible for me to post this. Good work!
Holy Week — 1943
Wednesday — 7:30-8:30 P.M. Confessions heard
8:00 A.M. — High Mass & Procession in honor of the Blessed Sacrament
All day — Adoration (see list below)
7:30 P.M. Holy Hour — Confessions
8:00 A.M. Mass of the Pre-Sanctified and Veneration of the Cross
12:00 M. Tre Ore (Privately)
2:00 PM. Sermon & Way of the Cross
7:30 P.M. Public prayers-Sermon-Confessions
7:30-A.M. Blessing of New Fire, Font, Easter Candle etc.
8:50 A.M. High Mass & Holy Communion
12:00 M. Lenten Season ends
3:00 Confessions heard until 5:00
7:30 Confessions heard until 9:00
6:30 Holy Communion (Private)
7:30 High Mass of Easter
10:00 Low Mass of Easter
Despite the turmoil of the world, let us try, humbly, to have the peace of the Risen Saviour in our hearts. Will you be sure to receive on Easter? Pax Vobiscum.
An envelope for your Easter gift is enclosed. Our Christmas collection was wonderful – I know that you will do well for Easter, also.
Note: If you wish to donate a bond at Easter, have it made out in the name of Bishop Alter, as no individual parish is incorporated. You will be credited for the bond’s maturity value.
Hours of Adoration for Thursday
9-10: Family name A B
10-11: " " C D E
11-12: " " F G H
12-1: " " I J K
1-2: " " L M N
2-3: " " O P R
3-4: " " S
4-5: " " T U V
5-6: " " W X Y
What does your parish schedule look like?