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Holy Week/Easter Liturgy Schedule

  • April 17—Holy Thursday
    • Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 PM (Spanish/English)
  • April 18—Good Friday
    • Good Friday Service (English) at 3 PM
    • Good Friday Service (Spanish) at 7 PM
  • April 19—Holy Saturday
    • Easter Egg Hunt at 9 AM
    • Blessing of Easter Food Baskets at 11 AM
    • Easter Vigil Mass at 8 PM (Spanish/English)
  • April 20—Resurrection of the Lord—Easter Sunday
    • Mass at 8 AM
    • Mass at 10 AM
    • Mass in Spanish at 12 PM
    • No 5 PM Mass on Easter

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Category: Parish WideEmmaus Retreat for Men

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March 30, 2014

Emmaus Retreat is an introductory two-overnight retreat to reflect on your journey with Christ.

Category: Parish WideYouth Ministry Donut Sale

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March 30, 2014

Please help us raise funds for this year’s Mission Trip…it’s easy and delicious!
Just stop after the morning Masses on Sunday, February 16 and purchase a fresh, delicious donut (or more), a cup of coffee and enjoy some fellow ship with your parish family! Thanks for your support!

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Category: CommunityCommunity Kitchen Meal

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March 31, 2014

We are feeding the hungry, at no cost, in the name of Christ, every Monday at 6:30 PM in Bell Tower Place. Doors open 6:15 PM. Please call or e-mail Kristie Waters for information, to volunteer, or to donate food or supplies, 815–578-8104 or KristianeKaye@gmail.com.

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Category: CommunityHealing Hearts Grief Support

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April 2, 2014

If You’re Grieving…
…Healing Hearts support group reaches out to adults who are grieving the loss of a parent, sibling or friend. A new group is forming and will meet for six weeks, each Wednesday, beginning March 12, at 7 PM. Let Healing Hearts help you through the hurt that can result from such a loss. Call the Parish Office at 815–385-5673 and leave your name and phone number.

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Category: Youth“Luke 18″ Retreat

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April 4, 2014N/A

Luke 18” is a three day retreat for 8th graders that’s a fun, exciting and often life-changing experience that will help prepare the teens for their adventure in high school. It’s also a great way to grow in faith and make friends with other Catholic teens. The retreat runs from 8 PM on Friday, April 4, until 11:30 AM on Sunday, April 6. To register call Joe Filpi or John Jelinek at 815–385-5673, ext. 112 or 118. Registration form/Permission Slip are available at the Information Center in the Narthex.

Category: Parish WideSoup & Salad Supper

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April 4, 2014

Join your parish family for a simple supper of soup, salad and fellowship, every Friday during Lent (except Good Friday) at 6 PM. Then move into the Church at 7:30 PM to recall the suffering of our Lord by praying the Stations of the Cross.

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Category: Youth“Luke 18″ Retreat

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April 5, 2014N/A

Luke 18” is a three day retreat for 8th graders that’s a fun, exciting and often life-changing experience that will help prepare the teens for their adventure in high school. It’s also a great way to grow in faith and make friends with other Catholic teens. The retreat runs from 8 PM on Friday, April 4, until 11:30 AM on Sunday, April 6. To register call Joe Filpi or John Jelinek at 815–385-5673, ext. 112 or 118. Registration form/Permission Slip are available at the Information Center in the Narthex.

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Category: Youth“Luke 18″ Retreat

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April 6, 2014N/A

Luke 18” is a three day retreat for 8th graders that’s a fun, exciting and often life-changing experience that will help prepare the teens for their adventure in high school. It’s also a great way to grow in faith and make friends with other Catholic teens. The retreat runs from 8 PM on Friday, April 4, until 11:30 AM on Sunday, April 6. To register call Joe Filpi or John Jelinek at 815–385-5673, ext. 112 or 118. Registration form/Permission Slip are available at the Information Center in the Narthex.

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Category: CommunityCommunity Kitchen Meal

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April 7, 2014

We are feeding the hungry, at no cost, in the name of Christ, every Monday at 6:30 PM in Bell Tower Place. Doors open 6:15 PM. Please call or e-mail Kristie Waters for information, to volunteer, or to donate food or supplies, 815–578-8104 or KristianeKaye@gmail.com.

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Category: Community“Be Reconciled” Day of Reconciliation

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April 9, 2014

The Catholic parishes of McHenry/Wonder Lake are following Bishop Malloy’s directive and have worked together to establish the following schedule of Reconciliation on Wednesday, April 9:
9 to 11 AM: Individual confessions at St. Mary Church, McHenry
11 AM: Communal Penance Service at St. Mary Church, McHenry
12 to 1 PM: Individual confessions at St. Mary Church, McHenry
1 to 3 PM: Individual confessions at Christ the King Church, Wonder Lake
3 to 5 PM: Individual confessions at St. Patrick Church, McHenry
5 to 7 PM: Individual confessions at Holy Apostles
7 PM: Communal Penance Service at Holy Apostles.

Category: CommunityHealing Hearts Grief Support

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April 9, 2014

If You’re Grieving…
…Healing Hearts support group reaches out to adults who are grieving the loss of a parent, sibling or friend. A new group is forming and will meet for six weeks, each Wednesday, beginning March 12, at 7 PM. Let Healing Hearts help you through the hurt that can result from such a loss. Call the Parish Office at 815–385-5673 and leave your name and phone number.

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Category: Parish WideSoup & Salad Supper

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April 11, 2014

Join your parish family for a simple supper of soup, salad and fellowship, every Friday during Lent (except Good Friday) at 6 PM. Then move into the Church at 7:30 PM to recall the suffering of our Lord by praying the Stations of the Cross.

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Category: CommunityHALO Spring Bake Sale

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April 12, 2014

Holy Apostles Ladies Organization (HALO) will present their annual Spring Bake Sale with a wide variety of sweets for your Easter celebration on Saturday, April 12, from 1 PM to 6:30 PM and Sunday, April 13, from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM in Bell Tower Place.

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Category: CommunityHALO Spring Bake Sale

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April 13, 2014

Holy Apostles Ladies Organization (HALO) will present their annual Spring Bake Sale with a wide variety of sweets for your Easter celebration on Saturday, April 12, from 1 PM to 6:30 PM and Sunday, April 13, from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM in Bell Tower Place.

Category: Parish WideSeder Passover Meal

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April 13, 2014

Families are invited to come and attend a special ritual Seder (Passover) Meal in Bell Tower Place next Sunday, April 13 at 3 PM. When Jesus and the disciples met for the Last Supper in the Upper Room, they were celebrating the traditional Passover or Seder Meal, on which the celebration of our Catholic Mass was based. After the Seder Meal, we will process down to the Church to celebrate the 5 PM Palm Sunday Mass, followed by pizza and refreshments!

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Category: CommunityCommunity Kitchen Meal

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April 14, 2014

We are feeding the hungry, at no cost, in the name of Christ, every Monday at 6:30 PM in Bell Tower Place. Doors open 6:15 PM. Please call or e-mail Kristie Waters for information, to volunteer, or to donate food or supplies, 815–578-8104 or KristianeKaye@gmail.com.

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Category: CommunityHealing Hearts Grief Support

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April 16, 2014

If You’re Grieving…
…Healing Hearts support group reaches out to adults who are grieving the loss of a parent, sibling or friend. A new group is forming and will meet for six weeks, each Wednesday, beginning March 12, at 7 PM. Let Healing Hearts help you through the hurt that can result from such a loss. Call the Parish Office at 815–385-5673 and leave your name and phone number.

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Category: Parish WideHoly Thursday–Mass of the Lord’s Supper

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April 17, 2014

At this bilingual Spanish/English Mass, one of the most beautiful celebrations of the year, we will receive the Holy Oils blessed that morning by Bishop Malloy at the Chrism Mass in Rockford; have the ceremony of the Washing of Feet; and end Mass with a special Procession of the Eucharist to its’ place of reposition. After midnight on Holy Thursday, the Eucharist is locked away in a safe place, and no Mass is permitted in the Catholic Church until the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.

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Category: Parish WideGood Friday Service

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April 18, 2014

Good Friday Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion and Death will take place at 3 PM in English and at 7 PM in Spanish on April 18.

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Category: Parish WideEaster Egg Hunt

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April 19, 2014

Holy Apostles is the place to be for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, at 9 AM. Bring your children for this “egg-citing” annual event that will also include other fun activities. We need WRAPPED candy donations. If you can help stuff the eggs, please come to Bell Tower Place at 9:30 AM on April 16. THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE US!.

Category: Parish WideEaster Vigil Mass

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April 19, 2014

Our bilingual Spanish/English Vigil will start with the Blessing of the Paschal Fire at 8 PM. THERE IS NO SATURDAY 5 PM MASS ON THIS DAY.

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Category: Parish WideVolunteer Appreciation Mass & Dinner

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April 26, 2014

If you are a volunteer here at Holy Apostles, we’d like to thank you with an invitation to a Mass celebrated in your honor on Saturday, April 26, at 5 PM. Immediately following Mass, let us serve you a delicious catered dinner, with beer, wine, soda, coffee, and desserts, in Bell Tower Place. If you have volunteered in any ministry or in any way at The Church of Holy Apostles, please come enjoy this fun annual event when we thank and celebrate YOU!

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Category: CommunityBlessing of Motorcycles

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April 27, 2014

On Sunday, April 27, after the 10 AM Mass, Holy Apostles annual Blessing of Motorcycles will take place in Bell Tower Place parking lot. Bring your motorcycle and receive a blessing for a safe riding season ahead.

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Category: CommunityHaiti Fundraiser Event

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May 3, 2014

Catholic Assistance Missions will host its 7th annual “Touch a Heart in Haiti” fundraiser event on Saturday, May 3, from 6 PM to 10 PM in Bell Tower Place. Tickets are $20/adult, $5/children age 10 & under or $180 for a table for eight and are available at Bell Tower Gifts & Books.

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