Holy Week on Campus

We invite you to gather with other members of the

Allegheny Community as we observe the

Christian Holy Week


Sunday, March 29:  Palm Sunday

11:00 am, Sunday Chapel Service, Ford Chapel

Rev. Dr. Tanya Linn Bennett, ’84, will be the guest preacher.  Holy Week begins with this service, which marks Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, and prepares us for his death and resurrection.  As usual, come early for a light breakfast in the Chapel Oratory.


6:30 pm, Roman Catholic Mass, Ford Chapel

Catholic Campus Minister, Fr. Jeff Lucas, will celebrate Palm Sunday.


Tuesday, March 31, Bible Study

5:15 pm, Campus Center 318

Continuing through the Gospel of Mark, the Tuesday Bible Study led by Chaplain Jane Ellen Nickell, will look at the readings for this day in Jesus’ last week.


Tuesday, March 31:  Tenebrae Service

8:30 pm, Ford Chapel

Graduating seniors help to lead this “Service of Shadows,” a reading of the Passion story in which lights are extinguished as Jesus approaches the cross and ultimately the grave.


Thursday, April 2:  Maundy Thursday Service

7:00 pm, Ford Chapel and the ravine

This brief service will include Communion and Mark’s account of the Last Supper, then move outdoors to read about Jesus’ betrayal and arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane.


Friday, April 3:  Good Friday Service

12:15 pm, Ford Chapel

Our service will remember Jesus’ death on the cross, through the Gospel of Mark, other readings, and music.


Sunday, April 5: Easter Sunday

11:00 am, Sunday Chapel Service, Ford Chapel

Organ, brass, and Communion are part of the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.  Plan to join us for an Easter brunch after the service.

12:15 pm, Easter Brunch, Schultz Banquet Hall

The Allegheny Community is invited to join us for brunch following the Chapel Service.

Please note that there is no Catholic Mass on campus, but all are welcome to the Ecumenical service at 11:00 am, or to contact the Spiritual and Religious Life Office for a schedule of Easter Masses in town.


Spiritual and Religious Life Office

at 814-332-2800 or rellife@allegheny.edu