Churches in community commemorate the Lord’s Passion, celebrate Easter
April 7, 2017

By Ivette Sandoval

Easter will be celebrated Sunday, April 16, and from now until then community churches will hold special events to commemorate the life and death of Jesus. There will be a number of special events, including the blessing of the palms, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, traditional feet washing on Holy Thursday, and Way of the Cross reenactments on Good Friday. It is a very special time of the year, so make sure you do not miss these events.

The tradition of the washing of the feet will be re-inacted at Notre Dame de Chicago Church on Holy Thursday. (Photo by Mark J. Valentino)

BRIDGEPORT/BRIGHTON PARK/MCKINLEY PARK/CANARYVILLE

All Saints-St. Anthony Church, 518 W. 28th Pl., (312) 842-2744. Palm Sunday, April 9, Masses at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in English and 10 a.m. in Spanish. Holy Thursday, April 13, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. with Adoration until midnight. Good Friday, April 14, Passion of the Lord at 3 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish. Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 15, 9 to 10 a.m. Confessions, Blessing of Food Baskets at noon, Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. in English and 10 a.m. in Spanish.

Blessed Sacrament Parish includes three churches: Ss. Peter and Paul (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina St.; Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave.; and St. Maurice (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave. Stations of the Cross on Fridays of Lent at noon. SSPP English, and 7 p.m. SM Spanish. Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Vigil, Saturday April 8, 4 p.m. SSPP English; 6 p.m. OLGC Spanish. Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, April 9, 7:30 a.m. SM English; 9 a.m. SSPP English; 9 a.m. SM Spanish; 10:30 a.m. OLGC English; noon SSPP Spanish. Holy Thursday, April 13, 8 a.m. morning prayer at SSPP; 7 p.m. Spanish-English Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Washing of Feet at SSPP followed by Eucharistic Procession to OLGC and SM with private adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at
each church until 11 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, 8 a.m. morning prayer SSPP; Spanish-English outdoor Stations of the Cross begin at 9 a.m. from SM processing to OLGC and concluding at SSPP; 3 p.m. Stations of the Cross OLGC English; 7 p.m. Spanish-English Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord SSPP. Holy Saturday, April 15, 8 a.m. morning prayer SSPP; noon blessing of Easter baskets SSPP; 8 p.m. Spanish-English Vigil in the Holy Night Four-part service SSPP. Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, April 16, Masses at 7:30 a.m. SM English; 9 a.m. SSPP English; 9 a.m. SM Spanish; 10:30 a.m. OLGC English; and noon SSPP Spanish.

The Chicago International Church (Evangelical Free Church of America), 3520 S. Morgan St. #102, (312) 226-8026, www.ciefc.org. On Good Friday, April 14, there will be a gathering at the church office at 2304 W. Taylor St. at 7:30 p.m. On Easter Sunday, April 16, there will be an international potluck meal at the Hillel Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago at 924 S. Morgan St. at noon followed by worship at the church’s Morgan Street location at 2:30 p.m., when there will be Scripture readings in several languages.

First Lutheran Church of the Trinity, 643 W. 31st St., (312) 842-7390. Christian Seder, Sunday, April 9, 6 to 9 p.m. Palm Sunday, 10:30 a.m. worship with Communion. Tuesday, April 11, the Easter Bunny will visit and an Easter photo booth will be set up at 5 p.m. On Friday, April 14, there will be Easter egg decoration at 10 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. worship with Communion, followed by an Easter egg hunt in the park across the street.

Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3116 S. Racine Ave. (773) 523-3838. Easter Sunday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. service. Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen Ave. (773) 927-7424, www.chicagomonk.org. Holy Thursday, April 13, Tenebrae at 5 a.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m., followed by adoration until Compline at 10:45 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, Tenebrae at 5 a.m., Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion at 3 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 15, Tenebrae at 5 a.m., Vespers at 5:15 p.m., Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. followed by a reception in Oblate Hall. Easter Sunday, April 16, Solemn Easter Morning Mass at 10 a.m., Solemn Easter Vespers at 5:15 p.m. Second Sunday of Easter, Saturday, April 22, Solemn Vespers with Schola Laudis at 5:15 p.m., featuring polyphonic music by Palestrina, Lasus, Gallus, and Kevin Allen and traditional Gregorian chant led by the monks. Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23, Solemn Morning Mass at 10 a.m., Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 3 p.m., Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 4:30 p.m., Solemn Vespers at 5:15 p.m. and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 5:40 p.m.

Nativity of Our Lord, 653 W. 37th St., (773) 927-6263, www.nativitybridgeport.org. Reconciliation service, Monday, April 10, at 6 p.m. Holy Thursday, April 13, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. with the traditional washing of feet; the church will remain open until midnight for adoration, visitation, and personal prayer. Good Friday, April 14, Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m. and Veneration of the Cross at 7 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 15, blessing of Easter food baskets at noon and vigil Mass at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses at 8 a.m. in the chapel and 11 a.m. in the church.

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine of St. Anne, 2751 W. 38th Pl. (773) 927-2421. Palm Sunday, April 9, Masses in Spanish at 8 and 10.a.m. and 1:30 p.m., in English at 10 a.m. Holy Thursday, April 13, Lord’s Supper bilingual Mass at 7 p.m. followed by adoration until midnight. Good Friday, April 14, Stations of the Cross through the streets of Brighton Park at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., followed by veneration of the Cross. Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, April 15, at 8 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Spanish Masses at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and noon and 10 a.m. in English.

St. Barbara’s Church, 2859 S. Throop St. (312) 842-7979, www.stbarbarachicago.org. Saturday, April 8, Palm Sunday Mass at 5 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 9, Masses at 6, 9:30, and 11:30 a.m. Holy Thursday, April 13, morning prayer at 8:30 a.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m., and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight, 11:45 p.m. night prayer. Good Friday, April 14, morning prayer at 8:30 a.m.; Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m.; Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 7 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 15, morning prayer at 8:30 a.m., blessing of Easter baskets at noon, confessions from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Easter vigil Mass at 8 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses at 6 a.m., 9:30 a.m. with Holy Name choir, and 11:30 a.m. with St. Barbara choir.

Children look on in wonder at the beautiful statues and altar at Holy Family Church on Roosevelt Road.

St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, 4522 S. Wallace St. (773) 268-9595, www.saintgabes.com. Holy Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m. Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper; watch at the Altar of Repose until 10 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, 7 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and Death. Holy Saturday, April 15, 7 p.m. Vigil of Easter. Easter Sunday, April 16, 9 and 11 a.m. Resurrection of the Lord.

St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton Ave. (312) 842-1871, www.stjeromecroatian.org. Palm Sunday, April 9, Masses at 7:30, 9, and 11 a.m. in English and 6 p.m. confessions. Holy Thursday, April 13, Holy Mass of the Last Supper, washing of the feet, transfer of the Blessed Sacrament at 7 p.m., followed by adoration until midnight. Good Friday, April 14, Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, Holy Communion, and veneration of the cross at 3 p.m., then procession with the cross at 6 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 15, blessing of the food at 4 p.m. and Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses at 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. in English and 11 a.m. in Croatian.

Santa Lucia Church, 3022 S. Wells St. (312) 842-6115, www.santaluciachicago.org. Saturday, April 8, Palm Sunday Mass at 4 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 9, Mass at 10 a.m. Holy Thursday, April 13, Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper with the washing of feet at 7 p.m. with a procession of the Blessed Sacrament and adoration until midnight. Good Friday, April 14, Stations of the Cross and adoration at 3 p.m.; reading of the Passion of Our Lord at 7 p.m. with Communion. Holy Saturday, April 15, Easter vigil at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Mass at 10 a.m. Confessions available before every service.

St. Mary of Perpetual Help, 1039 W. 32nd St. (773) 927-6646, www.stmaryofperpetualhelp.com. Saturday, April 8, Palm Sunday service, 4 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 9, 8:30 a.m. Traditional Latin Mass and 10:30 a.m. English Mass. Wednesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. Tenebrae (Service of Darkness) with the Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle. Holy Thursday, April 13, Solemn Evening Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m.; the church will remain open for adoration until midnight. Good Friday, April 14, Tre Ore with the Ars Viva String Quartet playing Franz Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ from noon to 3 p.m.; individual confessions from noon to 2:30 p.m., Celebration of the Passion of the Lord and Veneration of the Cross at 3 p.m.; Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 15, blessing of the Easter food/baskets at noon; Great Easter Vigil of Lord’s Resurrection at 8 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. Traditional Latin Mass, and 10:30 a.m. English Mass.

BRONZEVILLE

Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave., (773) 373-8500, www.afcchicago.org. Palm Sunday, April 9, 8 and 11 a.m. worship services. Good Friday, April 14, noon worship service and 7 p.m. worship service with communion and a presentation of Jesus’ Seven Last Words from the Cross. Resurrection Sunday, April 16, worship service at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and noon.

Bethel AME Church, 4400 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 285-5500, www.bethelchicagoame.faithweb.com. Sunday, April 16, regular worship service at 11 a.m.

Coppin Memorial AME Church, 5633 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 667-5881, www.coppiname.org. Maundy Thursday, April 13, worship service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, Easter worship service at 9:45 a.m.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 4501 S. Vincennes Ave., (773) 373-6144, www.ebenezerbronzeville.org. Sunday, April 16, regular worship service at 11 a.m.

Grant Memorial AME Church, 4017 S. Drexel Blvd. (773) 285-5819. Sunday, April 16, regular worship service at 10:30 a.m.

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church, 3330 S. King Dr., (312) 842-5957. Call for information.

Holy Angels Catholic Church, 607 E. Oakwood Blvd. (773) 624-5375, www.holyangels.com. Palm Sunday, April 9, Masses at 8 and 11:30 a.m. Holy Thursday, April 13, Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. with adoration until 10 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m. and Mass at 7 pm. Holy Saturday, April 15, Easter Vigil at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses at 8 and 11:30 a.m.

Kenwood United Church of Christ, 4608 S. Greenwood Ave., (773) 373-2861. Call for information.

Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. King Dr., (773) 268-6757, www.lbcchicago.org. Sunday, April 16, regular worship service at 10:45 a.m.

Metropolitan Community Church, 4610 S. Prairie Ave. (773) 536-2046. Palm Sunday, April 9, worship service at 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday, April 13, Last Supper at 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, Seven Last Words presented by St. Edmunds Choir and featured guest MCC Peace of Mime Ministry, at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, sunrise worship at 6 a.m., breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Sunday school presentation at 9:15 a.m. and Resurrection Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

St. Malachy and Precious Blood Parish’s Good Friday Passion Play/Procession is a solemn reminder of the suffering of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Photo by Mark J. Valentino)

Morning Star Baptist Church of Chicago, 3993 S. King Dr., (773) 285-8111, www.morningstarbcofchicago.org. Palm Sunday, April 9, service at 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, service at 10:45 a.m.

Olivet Baptist Church, 3101 S. King Dr., (312) 528-0124, www.olivetbaptistchurchchicago.org. Easter Sunday service, April 16, at 10:45 a.m.

St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1012 E. 47th St., (773) 624-3695, www.ambrose47.com. Easter Sunday, April 16, Mass at 10:30 a.m.

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church,50 E. 41st St., (773) 268-1518. Palm Sunday, April 9, service at 8:30 a.m. Holy Thursday, April 13, service at St. Anselm, 6445 S. Morgan St. at 6:30 p.m. Good Friday, Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m., followed by veneration at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, service at 8:30 a.m.

St. James United Methodist Church, 4611 S. Ellis Ave., (773) 285-4244. Sunday, April 16, regular worship at 11 a.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3801 S. Wabash Ave., (773) 268-1900, www.stthomaschicago.com. Maundy Thursday Mass, April 13, 7 p.m. Good Friday and Stations of the Cross, April 14, 11 a.m.; Mass of the Pre-Sanctified and Veneration of the Cross, noon. Easter Sunday “He Has Risen!” Eucharistic Choral Mass, 10:30 a.m.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., (312) 225-5300. Palm Sunday, April 9, service at 11 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, service at 11 a.m.

West Point Missionary Baptist Church, 3566 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (773) 538-7590, www.wpmbc.org. Saturday, April 8, Seven Last Words in song at 6:30 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 9, service at 10:45 a.m. Maundy Thursday, April 13, worship service at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday service, April 16, at 10:45 a.m.

CHINATOWN

Chinese Christian Union Church, 2301 S. Wentworth Ave., (312) 842-8545, www.ccuc.net. Good Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at the Pui Tak Center’s third floor in Mandarin; 7:30 p.m. services in English in sanctuary, in Cantonese at the Impact Center second floor auditorium. Easter Sunday, April 16, sunrise service at 7 a.m. in English in the Impact Center’s second floor auditorium and in Cantonese and Mandarin in the sanctuary; English worship service at 9:45 a.m. in the sanctuary; Mandarin worship service at 10:30 a.m. in the Pui Tak Center’s third floor facility; first Cantonese Worship Service at 10 a.m. in the Impact Center’s second floor auditorium and second Cantonese worship service at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, 218 W. Alexander St., (312) 842-6777, www.sttheresechinatown.org. Holy Thursday, April 13, Mass at 7 p.m. followed by visitation of churches; church open for silent adoration until midnight. Good Friday, April 14, Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m.; Holy Communion service with veneration of the Cross at 7 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 15, Easter vigil at 7:30 p.m. with Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (baptism, confirmation, and first communion). Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

NEAR WEST SIDE, TRI-TAYLOR, UNIVERSITY VILLAGE

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 733-6886, www.1stimmanuelchicago.org. Palm Sunday, April 9, with Jerusalem Processional at 10:15 a.m. Maundy Thursday, April 13, with Holy Communion at 6:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, Tenebrae service at 6:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., followed by Easter breakfast at 8 a.m. Easter Sunday Divine worship service at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 492-8442, www.holyfamilychicago.org. Palm Sunday, April 9, Solemn Procession of Palms and Mass, 9:45 a.m.; distribution of Palms and Mass, 5 p.m. Holy Thursday, April 13, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, at 7 p.m. The church will remain open until midnight. Good Friday, April 14, confessions from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m.; Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, 7 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 15, blessing of food and Easter baskets at 2 p.m.; vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection, 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, celebration of Our Lord’s Resurrection, Masses at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1252 S. Wolcott Ave., (312) 733-1262, www.newzionmbc.com. Easter Sunday worship, April 16, at 10:45 a.m.

Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1334 W. Flournoy St., (312) 243-7400. Stations of the Cross, Friday, April 7, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8, Palm Sunday service at 5 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 9, English Masses at 8:30 and 10 a.m., Spanish Mass at noon. Holy Thursday, April 13, bilingual liturgy at 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m., bilingual liturgy at 7 p.m. Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 15, Blessing of the Food Baskets, 11 a.m.; bilingual liturgy, 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, English Masses, 8:30 and 10 a.m., noon in Spanish.

St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church, 733 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 243-3738, www.stbasilchicago.org. Palm Sunday, April 9, Divine Liturgy, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, Holy Unction service, 2:30 p.m. and Last Supper Commemoration, 7 p.m. Holy Thursday Passion Service, April 13, 6:30 p.m. Holy Friday, April 14, Lamentations Service, 7 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 15, Divine Liturgy, 8:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Resurrection Service, 11 a.m. Pascha/Easter Agape Vespers Service, noon.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 813 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 226-7575. Palm Sunday, April 9, Masses at 8, 9:45, and 11:30 a.m., and 1:15 and 6 p.m. Holy Thursday, April 13, Last Supper at 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m., novena of the Divine Mercy at 4 p.m., Seven Last Words of Jesus, 4:15 p.m., and the Passion of the Lord 7 p.m., with adoration of the Cross, and rosary will follow. Holy Saturday, April 15, Easter vigil at 8 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses at 8, 9:45, and 11:30 a.m., and 1:15 and 6 p.m. All services are in Spanish.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., (312) 421-3757, www.ourladyofpompeii.org. Stations of the Cross, every Friday in Lent at noon. Palm Sunday, April 9, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Masses. Holy Thursday, April 13, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, Lord’s Passion and the Stations of the Cross, beginning at noon; 7 p.m. solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion. Holy Saturday, April 15, Easter Vigil at 9 p.m. followed by Rector’s Reception. Easter Sunday, April 16, Resurrection of the Lord, Eucharistic Liturgies at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

PILSEN

Providence of God Catholic Church, 717 W. 18th St. (312) 226-2929. Palm Sunday, April 9, Mass at 10:30 a.m. and noon in Spanish. Holy Thursday, April 13, bilingual Mass at 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, Via Crusis at 9 a.m. Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Procopius. Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses at 10:30 a.m. and noon in Spanish.

St. Anthony Hospital Chapel, 2875 W. 19th St., (773) 484-1000. Saturday, April 8, Blessing of the Palms, Mass at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, April 9, Palm Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. Holy Thursday, April 13, Mass of the Last Supper at 2 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, service at noon, Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Mass at 10:30 a.m.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458. Palm Sunday, April 9, Mass at 11:30 a.m. Good Friday, April 14, Mass at 6 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Mass at 11:30 a.m.

St. Pius V, 1919 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 226-6161, www.stpiusvparish.org. Palm Sunday, April 9, Mass at 7:45, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. and 1:15, 4:30, and 6:30 p.m. Holy Thursday, April 13, 6:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, and Holy Saturday, April 15, Masses at 6:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses at 7:45, 9:15, and 11:15 a.m. and 1:15, 4:30, and 6:30 p.m.

St. Procopius Church, 1641 S. Allport St., 312-226-7887, www.stprocopiuschurch.org. Palm Sunday, April 9, Mass at 8, 9, 10:45 a.m. in English and noon, 1:15 and 5 p.m. in Spanish. Holy Thursday, April 13, Mass at Providence of God at 7 p.m. followed by procession to St. Procopius Chapel and adoration in chapel until midnight. Good Friday, April 14, Living Way of the Cross on 18th Street starting at Providence of God Church (18th St. and Union Ave) at 9 a.m. Good Friday Services at 5 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish. Holy Saturday, April 15, and Easter Vigil, Blessing of food at noon and Easter Vigil Mass at 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses at the regular times at St. Procopius: 8, 9, and 10:45 a.m. in English and noon, 1:15, and 5 p.m. in Spanish.

WEST HAVEN

First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 243-8047. Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m., annual Seder (Passover) celebration. Good Friday, April 14, service at 11 a.m. Sanctuary Choir presents “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Dubois at 7 p.m. Resurrection Sunday, April 16, sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., and 9 a.m. Christian Discipleship Easter Program followed by 11 a.m. morning worship.

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2151 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 738-0053. Sunday, April 16, regular worship at 11 a.m.

Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2400 W. Warren Blvd., (312) 733-6832. Easter Sunday, April 16, sunrise service at 6 a.m.

St. Malachy + Precious Blood Parish, 2248 W. Washington Blvd. (312) 733-1068. Palm Sunday, April 9, Masses at 9:30 a.m. in English, 11:30 a.m. in Spanish, and 1:30 p.m. for the Ghanaian community. Holy Thursday, April 13, Bilingual Mass at 7 p.m. followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Good Friday, April 14, Living Stations of the Cross (in Spanish) at 11 a.m. through the neighborhood followed by Good Friday Service in Spanish. Good Friday service at 3 p.m. in English. Saturday, April 15, Easter Vigil bilingual Mass at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses at 9:30 a.m. in English, 11:30 a.m. in Spanish, and 1:30 p.m. for the Ghanaian community.

SOUTH LOOP

Grace Place Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn St., (312) 922- 1426, www.gracechicago.org. Palm Sunday, April 9, 8 a.m. quiet service and 10 a.m. with music. Maundy Thursday, April 13, liturgy and communion at 6:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, liturgies at noon and 6:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16 communion services at 8 a.m. (quiet) and 10 a.m. with festive music.

Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 922-3444, www.oldstmarys.com. Saturday, April 8, Blessing of the Palms and Mass at 5 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 9, Masses at 8:30 and 11 a.m., and 6 p.m.. Holy Thursday, April 13, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, Stations of the Cross at noon, followed by private confessions until 2:30 p.m., Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 15: Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16: Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. No 6 p.m. Mass on Easter Sunday.

St. James Catholic Church, 2942 S. Wabash Ave., (312) 842-1919, www.stjameswabash.org. Friday, April 7, Eucharistic adoration, 7 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 9, Masses at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Holy Thursday, April 13, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 6:30 p.m. and Bike Pilgrimage at 8 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m. and Passion of the Lord, 6:30 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 15, Easter Vigil, 8 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 225-4951. Palm Sunday, April 9, service at 11 a.m. with procession of palms with children’s choir and dedication of One Great Hour of Sharing. Good Friday, April 14, worship at 7 p.m. with “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Theodore DuBois, scripture readings, anthems, and organ music by quartet. Saturday, April 15, Easter activity for children and families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Easter music by harpist Bethany Lake at 10:45 a.m., followed by service with Holy Communion at 11 a.m.

WEST LOOP, DOWNTOWN, GRAND AVENUE, & UKRANIAN VILLAGE
First United Methodist Church (at Chicago Temple), 77 W. Washington St., (312) 236-4548, www.chicagotemple.org. Palm Sunday, April 9, worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Maundy Thursday, April 13, worship at 12:10 and 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary/Dixon Chapel with Holy Communion and washing of feet. Good Friday, April 14, the Seven Last Words from the Cross, noon to 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Holy Saturday, April 15, Easter vigil at 5 p.m. in the Dixon Chapel. Easter Sunday, April 16, Easter sunrise services at 6 and 7 a.m. in Sky Chapel, 8:30 and 11 a.m. festival services in the sanctuary.

Loop Church, 11 E. Adams, 12th floor. (312) 427-7962,www.loopchurch.org. Good Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, worship service at 10 a.m.

Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., (312) 648-1021, www.oldstpats.org. Palm Sunday, April 9, Masses at 7, 8, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m. and 5 and 8 p.m. Holy Thursday, April 13, community dinner at 6:30 p.m. and Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, sacrament of Reconciliation, 10 to 11:30 p.m.; Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord at noon and 5:30 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 15, Easter Vigil, 8 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses at 7, 8, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m., and 1 p.m.

St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St., (312) 243-7373, www.cantius.org. Palm Sunday, April 9, with St. Cecilia choir during 9:30 a.m. Mass. Holy Thursday, April 13, service with St. Cecilia Choir, 7 p.m. Solemn liturgy of Good Friday, April 14, 3 p.m. with St. Cecilia Choir at 10 p.m. Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 15 with St. Cecilia Choir, 10 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16 with St. Cecilia Choir 10:30 a.m. and Resurrection Choir and Orchestra sing for 12:30 p.m. High Mass.

Santa Maria Addolorata, 528 N. Ada, Chicago, IL, (312) 421-3122, www.smacatholicchurch.com. Palm Sunday, April 9, Mass in English at 9 a.m. and in Spanish at 10: 30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Holy Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m. bilingual Mass, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, 1 p.m. Living Stations of the Cross followed by Seven Sorrows of Mary at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Passion of Christ (Bilingual). Easter Saturday, April 15, Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. with bilingual Mass. Easter Sunday, April 16, Mass in English at 9 a.m. and in Spanish at 10: 30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Cathedral, 835 N. Oakley Blvd, (773) 276-4537, www.stnicholaschicago.org. Call for information.

St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 110 W. Madison St., (312) 372-5111, www.stpetersloop.org. Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent in the church at 4:15 p.m. Holy Thursday, April 13, at 8:15 a.m. morning prayer, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 5:15 p.m., Solemn Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper with washing of feet at 6:30 p.m., and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in auditorium ending with night prayer at 7:45 p.m. Good Friday, April 14 at 8:15 a.m. morning prayer, Solemn liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3:15 p.m., Stations of the Cross at 5:15 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 15, at 7 p.m. Solemn Vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection followed by reception in the St. Clare Auditorium. Easter Sunday, April 16, Resurrection of the Lord Masses at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. (choir), and 12:30 and 6 p.m.

Soul City Church, 1130 W. Adams St., (312) 252-3062, www.Soulcitychurch.com. Saturday April, 8, the church will host the City’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt at Mary Bartelme Park in the West Loop, 115 N. Sangamon St. Easter services, Saturday, April 15, at 3, 4:30 and 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 16 at 8, 9, and 11 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

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The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave., (773) 360-5115, www.cabrinishrinechicago.com. Palm Saturday, April 8, Mass at 4 p.m. and Palm Sunday, April 9, Mass at 10 a.m. with blessing of the palms. Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses at 8 and 10 a.m.