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Lent: Lent 2017 begins with Ash Wednesday on March 1st. Holy Redeemer offers ashes at the 6:45 and 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Masses. Please refer to our bulletin on the web site for the complete weekly schedule of Masses, Confessions and Stations of the Cross during Lent.
Easter, which is celebrated on Sunday, April 16, 2017, is our Catholic celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is central to our belief as Christians. We have been preparing for Easter through the forty days of Lent, culminating in the Easter Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Vigil of Easter on Saturday night.
This is the pivotal foundational celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit onto the apostles thereby giving them the courage and confirming their conviction in Jesus and going forth to preach the gospel.
This is our preparation time for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Christmas, the great feast of the Nativity. The first Sunday of Advent, 2017, is December 3rd.
In which we celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ occurs as usual on December 25 which is on a Monday in 2017.
Holy Days of Obligation in the Archdiocese of Washington:
2017 - Holy Days of Obligation - days when we are obligated to go to Mass.
Sunday, January 1 Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God
Thursday, May 25 Ascension of the Our Lord
Wednesday, November 1 All Saints
Friday, December 8 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Monday, December 25 Christmas