Saturday, March 19, 2016

Happy Holy Week, here is our menu

Easter is so early this year.  I don't feel like I have recovered from Christmas yet, and here we are celebrating our Lord's rebirth and our redemption.  This week before Easter is the busiest of the church year.  It is due to the Risen Christ that we know that he is our Savior and our Lord and through him we are guaranteed eternal life.  It is a very big deal for us and so we celebrate very big!

Our celebration commences with Palm Sunday, followed by Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil on Saturday and Easter Sunday.  Our Easter Season then lasts 50 days of celebration and jubilation before returning to ordinary time.   

My Weekly Menu, this week is going to extend through Saturday and then I will be sharing our Easter Menu with you during the week.  There will be no Weekly Menu following Easter because we are heading on vacation....Woooohoooooooo!!

Today we are singing at 4 pm. Mass but meeting at 2:30 to squeeze in some practice time. Tomorrow, Palm Sunday, Frank and the ensemble are singing at 11:30 Mass. In the afternoon we are going with Tingting and Little Miss for an Easter Egg Hunt held by our local library.  Ting, Mel, Amy, Doug, Nic and Pierre are joining us for Sunday Supper.  Nic is working on Easter so it will be nice to have them over for an early celebration.

We have another practice Monday at 6:30 and then I have a meeting following choir to talk so more about our new sound system. Tuesday evening we are meeting up with Frank's family for a night of ballroom dancing at the hall where we had Mom Klik's funeral luncheon.  We saw it advertised while we were there and our niece, Danielle, who loves to dance asked us all to go.  It should be a lot of fun.

Wednesday we are doing Easter Food Basket distribution for the food pantry.  So we will be busy Tuesday during the day doing the shopping and prepping for this and then will be there Wednesday from 1-6 pm passing out the goodies.

Holy Thursday falls on Mom Klik's birthday this year so it will be a bittersweet celebration.  This is the day we celebrate the Last Supper with an evening Mass.  Good Friday we will be singing in the afternoon at 1 PM Mass and then we will be doing the Tenebrae at 8 pm.  Here is a more in depth explanation of our traditions.

Saturday morning we take our Easter baskets in for the blessing and then we will be singing at the Easter Vigil which is a very long and beautiful Mass celebrating the resurrection of our Lord.  Easter morning, Frank and the ensemble are singing.  I will be staying home and getting ready for our Easter Feast.  

Monday morning we leave bright and early for our trip to Florida.  First stop is in Nashville where we will spend some time seeing the sights with my dear friend, Sue's daughter, Kelly.  Looking forward to it and looking forward to some R&R.

So, without further delay, here is our extended Weekly Menu.  Stop by during the week for recipes, photos and the posting of the Easter Menu.

Pasta with a Creamy Tomato Sauce

Grilled Steaks
Onions and Mushrooms
Baked Russets and Sweet Potatoes
Grilled Asparagus
Glazed Carrots

Meatless Monday
Macaroni and Cheese
Steamed Broccoli

Out for dinner before dancing

Pot Roast-moved from last week

Holy Thursday
BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Good Friday
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 
Tomato Soup

Holy Saturday
Salad and Pizza

Easter Sunday
See large Menu


  1. I always love it when you talk about your church traditions. I am envious of your trip but I also know how much your guys need and deserve it!!


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