Easter & Triduum Schedule


Additional Parking Is available at Dominos Farms (Except on Good Friday) Park only in designated parking spots and avoid parking In fire lanes. Township authorities may be monitoring emergency access during the Triduum For the Food Friday liturgy, please consider carpooling and using either the parking lot at Fr. Gabriel Richard High School or the Park & Ride at Plymouth and US 23.

Reserved Seating at the Easter Vigil

One of the primary aspects of this solemn liturgy is welcoming the RCIA Candidates into the Church. A number of seats will be reserved for the Candidates, family members and sponsors. Seats for these individuals will be in the front pews of the center sections. Other ministers such as readers, cantors, and the music team need to be seated in places that facilitate their ministry. Families of parishioners who offer service to facilitate the liturgies of the Triduum are offered reserved seating. We honor the Servants of God’s Love with reserved seating. Reserved seating for the physically challenged: Those requiring special seating due to physical challenges may sit in a designated area. Please contact Peter Vanicelli no later than Sunday, March 26 to reserve no more than two seats.


Reminder: Please maintain silence in the church before and after all liturgies.

Silence is used by the Church to remind us of the reverent awe appropriate during these most holy days. At the conclusion of the Mass on Holy Thursday, the Blessed Sacrament will be processed to the repository. We depart from Mass on Holy Thursday in silence, remembering the impending arrest and Passion of our Lord. On Good Friday, we gather and depart in silence in commemoration of the Lord’s Passion. Finally, we gather in silence for the Easter Vigil, in joyful expectation of the Resurrection.

Easter Triduum Schedule

Holy Thursday, April 6
7:00 pm (Approximately 2 hours) – with incense

  • Following Mass, adoration of the reposed Blessed Sacrament will take place in the John Paul the Great room until 12 am, and 12 – 6 am in the Adoration Chapel.
  • Confession will take place from 6:30 – 7 pm.

Good Friday, April 7
2:00 pm (Approximately 2 hours)

  • Living Stations of the Cross will immediately follow after the Liturgy (approximately 30 – 40 minutes).
  • There are no confessions offered on Good Friday.

Easter Vigil, April 8
8:15 pm (Approximately 3 hours) – with incense

  • Doors open at 7:30 pm.
  • Confession will take place from 7:45 – 8:15 pm.

Easter Sunday, April 9
10:00 am (Approximately 1.5 hours)

  • This is the only Mass offered on Easter Sunday at Christ the King.
  • Confessions will take place from 9:30 – 10 am.

Other Information

Social distancing: If you wish to maintain social distancing during the Triduum, the front half of Section 1 will be set aside for this purpose. Seating at the Easter Vigil. Important information about seating at the Easter Vigil is on the bottom of this flyer.
Veneration on Good Friday: If you are physically challenged, please consider sitting in the front pews. The crucifix will be brought to you for veneration.
Blessing of Food: We will have a 20-minute blessing of food for the first meal of Easter on Holy Saturday at 1 pm in the gym. Candles at the Vigil: Candles will be for those aged 7 years and older. Please do not give candles to any younger child. Please keep a careful watch on any child with a candle. Please do not allow the wax to drip out of the holder.
Overflow: Limited overflow seating will be available in the Bp. Mengeling Room for all liturgies. Some seating will also be available in the John Paul the Great Room with a live video feed to a TV.