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April 27, 2011

ARCHDIOCESE — Area Catholics marked Holy Week and Easter 2011 by participating in the ceremonies and rituals that recall the final days in the earthly life of Jesus.

It was a week of remembrance and hope as they welcomed new members into the community of faith and renewed their baptismal promises in joyful anticipation of the Lord’s resurrection. 

 
Chrism that will be used during special ceremonies at archdiocesan parishes throughout the coming year was blessed during the Chrism Mass, celebrated April 19 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. (CT/Tony Tribble) Archbishop Schnurr washes a man’s feet on Holy Thursday.(CT/Colleen Kelley)
 
 A family attends Holy Thursday Mass at the cathedral. (CT/Colleen Kelley) Choir members sing at the Easter Vigil April 23 at the cathedral. (CT/E.L. Hubbard)
   
Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr celebrates the Easter Vigil Mass at which new Catholics were welcomed into the church. (CT/E.L. Hubbard) A man is baptized by Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr during the Easter Vigil.  (CT/E.L. Hubbard)
   
The cathedral was filled to capacity for Easter morning Mass April 24. (CT/E.L. Hubbard)

Retired Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk distributes Communion during Easter Mass. (CT/E.L. Hubbard)

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