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.
Mass at the St. Stanislaus Church in Altos de Chavón takes place inside the small stone chapel in Spanish. Everyone is welcome to attend!
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? 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. This year, spring’s first full moon is set for March 31, only one day before Easter Sunday. Next year’s Holy week will be from April 14th to April 20th.
MASS AT ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH
Easter Mass Schedule 2018
Wednesday, March 28th, 5pm
Thursday, March 29th — JUEVES SANTO / HOLY THURSDAY, 5p.m. — Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass until 10pm
Friday, March 30th — VIERNES SANTO / GOOD FRIDAY, 5pm
Saturday, March 31st — SÁBADO SANTO / HOLY SATURDAY — No Mass
Sunday, April 1st — DOMINGO DE RESURRECCIÓN / EASTER SUNDAY, 6pm — Mass at PLAZA CHAVÓN
Normal service schedule:
Every Saturday at 5pm
Every Sunday at 6pm
Every first Friday of the month at 5:00pm
For more information call the Casa de Campo concierge on Ext. 3165