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While the St. Stanislaus Church in Altos de Chavón is one of the area’s most beautiful tourist attractions, it is first and foremost a church, and while Semana Santa (Easter Week) is undoubtedly a popular time to party, it is also a religious celebration which is why we know you’re interested to know the special Easter mass scheduling for this long weekend coming up in Casa de Campo.
Following the health and safety protocols, mass at the St. Stanislaus Church in Altos de Chavón will take place in an open area, specified below, this allows more parishioners to be able to attend and at the same time comply with the social distancing protocols.
MASS AT ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH
Easter Mass Schedule 2021
Wednesday, March 31st, 5 pm, inside the church.
Thursday, April 1st — JUEVES SANTO / HOLY THURSDAY, 7 pm — Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Mass at PLAZA CHAVÓN
Friday, April 2nd — VIERNES SANTO / GOOD FRIDAY, 5 pm, Mass outside the church
Saturday, April 3rd — SÁBADO SANTO / HOLY SATURDAY — No Mass
Sunday, April 4th— DOMINGO DE RESURRECCIÓN / EASTER SUNDAY, 11 am, garden area in front of Genesis.
Normal service schedule: Every Saturday at 5 pm and every Sunday at 11 am
DID YOU KNOW?
The St. Stanislaus Church was consecrated in 1979 – 3 years before the inauguration of the Altos de Chavón amphitheater in 1982. To commemorate the occasion, Pope John Paul II sent the ashes of Poland’s patron saint, St. Stanislaus, as well as a hand-carved statue from Krakow.
Why is Easter on a different date every year?
According to the Bible, Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection occurred at the time of the Jewish Passover, which was celebrated on the first Full Moon following the vernal equinox. This soon led to Christians celebrating Easter on different dates.
It’s all based on the lunar cycle. It was agreed in AD 325 that all the Catholic Churches would celebrate Easter on the Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox, which is March 21 in the Gregorian calendar. Next year’s Holy week will be from April 10th to April 16th.