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Prayer and worship schedule for Holy Week & Easter

April 14-21, 2019

Plan now to join us for Holy Week & Easter Services and Liturgy of the Hours Prayer at Holy Wisdom Monastery. All are welcome.


The daily prayer of the monastic community is open to the public. Prayer takes place in the monastery oratory at the following times during Holy Week:

Centering Prayer 
  • 7:35 am Tuesday through Saturday
  • 4:55 pm Tuesday and Wednesday
Morning Prayer
  • 8:00 am everyday
Midday Prayer
  • 11:45 am Tuesday through Saturday
Evening Prayer
  • 4:30 pm Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Evening Prayer will resume on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019


The Holy Week services take place in the monastery assembly room.

April 14, 2019 — Palm Sunday 

9:00 am

Blessing of Palms & Procession begins our Sunday Assembly Eucharist. We assemble in the gathering area.

Children of all ages are welcome to participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word during worship today.

April 18, 2019 — Holy Thursday

Social & hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 pm, service begins at 7:00 pm.

We gather to share the Word, serve each other in the washing of feet and share in the Eucharist. Our collection will assist Vera Court food pantry and the food pantry of Saint Vincent DePaul Society. The liturgy concludes with time for silent prayer.

April 19, 2019 — Good Friday

Service at 3:00 pm

All gather in silence. The liturgy features Four Passages from the Passion of John each followed by a short reflection. With simple chant, the cross is brought into the midst of the community. Through the veneration of the cross and prayers of intercession, we respond to the Passion of Jesus.

April 20, 2019 — Easter Vigil

7:30 pm Service, social & hors d’oeuvres follows.

We gather to hear the stories of salvation history. The liturgy continues with the lighting of the new fire and the Easter candle. The Exsultet is sung followed by the Liturgy of the Word, culminating in the great “Alleluia” and the Easter Gospel. The Easter water is blessed, then all join in the profession of faith. The Liturgy of the Eucharist follows.

April 21, 2019 — Easter Sunday

9:00 am Eucharist, coffee and conversation follows. Childcare is available.

The day of resurrection continues the joy of the Vigil. We proclaim the Risen Christ in scripture, song, baptismal renewal and Eucharist.


For more information about any of our Holy Week prayer and worship services, contact Lynn Lemberger at or 608-836-1631, x138.

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Personal retreat for women and men

Schedule a personal retreat during Holy Week and participate in the prayer and worship services with the community. Click here to check availability and schedule your retreat.

Contact Monica Jefcoat with questions at or 608-836-1631, x158.