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Georgetown Community Celebrates Holy Week

Holy Week

“The religious services during this holy week offer us an opportunity to deepen our faith and our shared sense of community," says Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry.

April 2, 2012 – Members of the university community along with neighbors and friends will gather this week on campus for religious observances leading up to the Easter.

Holy week began with Palm Sunday services on April 1.

“As a Catholic and Jesuit university, our religious mission is central to who we are,” says Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry. “The religious services during this holy week offer us an opportunity to deepen our faith and our shared sense of community.”

The Protestant ministry’s Seven Last Words of Christ Service, which focuses on the final sayings of Jesus Christ before his death, takes places on April 3, followed by the conclusion of the 40-day Lenten Reflection Series in Dahlgren Chapel April 4.

The reflection series, sponsored by Office of Mission and Ministry with the theme of “Faith: Journey for a Lifetime,” offered weekly reflections by Georgetown students, faculty and staff on their respective spiritual faith journeys.

The Catholic chaplaincy will sponsor the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday, April 5; the Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, April 6, and the Holy Saturday Easter Vigil April 7.

The week concludes with Easter Sunday Masses April 8.

A list of events and more details can be found on the Campus Ministry website.

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