Weekend Masses (in the Church):
Saturday: 5:00 PM (fulfills Sunday obligation)
Sunday: 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM
Weekday Masses (in the Resurrection Chapel):
Confession (in the Church)
Every Saturday at 3:30PM
Palm Sunday Masses, March 24/25, 2018 – Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 9 am and 11:30 am.
Easter Sunday Masses, April 1 – 9 am and 11:30 am.
EMERGENCY CLOSINGS: In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies, please call the Parish Office (301-733-0410) for a recorded cancellation message or check the St Ann Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stannchurchhagerstown. If Faith Formation is cancelled (a decision will be made by 8 am), all other activities held at the Church will be cancelled. During the week, if school is cancelled, there will be no 8 am Mass and all activities at the Church will be cancelled. If school is delayed, there will be no Mass but activities at the Church will still be held weather pending. Check with the parish office to confirm your event.
More About Worship
The name “Tenebrae” (Latin for “darkness”) refers to a Holy Week evening service of Scripture Readings and songs accompanied by gradual extinguishing of candles commemorating the Passion of Jesus. In a reflective and moving service of prayer, a number of candlesticks placed in the sanctuary are gradually extinguished at the end of each Scripture reading and song, the last of which is left lighted. Then, the lighted candle is removed from the sanctuary and “hidden” and a loud noise is made (recalling the thunder on Calvary at Jesus’ death) which continues until the candle is returned and shows by its light that the “victory” of darkness is only temporary in light of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. At St. Ann Church, Tenebrae will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 pm.