For 30+ years, families and individuals have gathered at Queen’s House to celebrate the Easter Triduum together in community. Families with children live in (or commute) in order to participate in a wonderful experience of Christian community. Everyone is expected to help out with the various tasks, be they in the chapel, in the children’s playroom or in the kitchen as there is no Queen’s House staff on duty during our stay. Together, the families plan the Triduum liturgies, prepare the meals in the kitchen and clean up, assist the children with Easter crafts, enjoy fun activities such as the infamous annual egg drop, pretzel making and egg colouring, and engage in common prayer and celebration. Fr. Bill Stang, OMI, has generously agreed again to be present to this unique community in his role as confessor, chaplain and priest.
Cost: Minimum donation to Queens’ House of $150 (regardless of family size), a monetary contribution towards the food, and a donation for the crafts.
Tasks: kitchen & chapel duties, music ministry (bring your instruments), cleaning common areas and bedrooms upon departure, childcare.
Thursday April 13
Arrival anytime as of 5:00pm
Welcome and Introductions 7:00 pm
Holy Thursday Eucharist 8:00 pm
Good Friday April 14
Stations of the Cross 10:00am
Dramatization of the Passion and Divine Mercy Chaplet 3:00pm
Taize-prayer around the Cross 7:30pm
Coffee House 9:00pm
Holy Saturday April 15
Pretzel making and egg colouring 10:00am
Preparations for the Vigil 1:00 – 5:00pm
Egg Drop 4:00pm
Confessions 3:00 – 4:30pm
Vigil of Readings, Blessing of the Fire and the Water 8:00pm
Easter Sunday April 16
Clean-up and departure noon – 1:00 pm