Easter Tradition Continues at Perkins School for the Blind

A mother helps her son collect eggs at the Perkins School for the Blind Beeping Egg Hunt. The following piece was provided by Perkins School for the Blind:

Hundreds of children and extended family members joined in on the 7th Annual Beeping Egg Hunt at Perkins School for the Blind on Saturday, April 6th. Three hundred brightly-colored, plastic eggs that emit high-pitched beeps were placed around the central playground on Perkins’ Watertown Campus. The Beeping Egg Hunt is a specialized event for children with visual impairments and their families. Each year it attracts students enrolled in both day and residential programs at Perkins, as well as other area families. 

Cameron shows his excitement after finding a beeping egg at the annual Perkins School event.

CatholicTV to Broadcast Holy Week, Easter Services This Week

CatholicTV provided the following information:

The Roman Catholic Church begins Holy Week, the most sacred time of the Church year, on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019, culminating with Easter Sunday on April 21. In observance of these holy days, the CatholicTV Network will broadcast special Masses and services from across the United States and from the Vatican. CatholicTV will air the following Holy Week Masses and services:

Palm Sunday, April 14

Holy Mass with Pope Francis from the Vatican 3:30 a.m. ET, rebroadcast 11:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ETLa Santa Misa from CatholicTV’s Chapel of the Holy Cross at 8 a.m. ET, rebroadcast 5:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. ETHoly Mass from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, IL at 10 a.m. ETBilingual Holy Mass from the San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, TX at 4 p.m. ETCatholicTV Mass with Bishop Robert Reed at 7 p.m. ET, rebroadcast 11:30 p.m. ET

Tuesday, April 16

Chrism Mass with Cardinal Seán O’Malley from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston at 11 a.m. ET, rebroadcast 8 p.m. ET

Holy Thursday, April 18

Chrism Mass with Pope Francis from the Vatican at 3:30 a.m. ET, rebroadcast 3 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. ETSolemn Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper with Cardinal Seán O’Malley from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston at 7:30 p.m. ET

Good Friday, April 19

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion with Pope Francis from the Vatican at 11 a.m. ET, rebroadcast 5 p.m. ETLiturgy of the Lord’s Passion with Cardinal Seán O’Malley from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, 3 p.m. ET, rebroadcast 10 p.m. ETStations of the Cross with Pope Francis at 8 p.m. ET

Holy Saturday, April 20

Easter Vigil with Pope Francis from the Vatican at 2:30 a.m. ET, rebroadcast 4/21 at 12 a.m. ETEaster Sunday Mass from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 7 p.m. ET, rebroadcast 11:30 p.m. ETEaster Vigil with Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, 8:30 p.m. ET

Easter Sunday, April 21

Easter Mass with Pope Francis from the Vatican at 4 a.m. ET, rebroadcast at 11:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. ETPope Francis “Urbi et Orbi” Easter blessing at 6 a.m. ET, rebroadcast 1:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. ET Easter La Santa Misa from the Chapel of the Holy Cross, 8 a.m., rebroadcast 5:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. ETEaster Mass with Cardinal Seán O’Malley from the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Channel 56 at 8 a.m. ET, rebroadcast on CatholicTV at 7 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. ETHoly Mass from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, IL at 10 a.m. ETBilingual Holy Mass from the San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, TX at 4 p.m. ET

CatholicTV is available on cable, CatholicTVLIVE.com, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV, and on iOS, and Android mobile apps.*All times subject to change

About the CatholicTV NetworkThe CatholicTV Network is a national cable television network also streaming a live feed 24/7 at CatholicTVLIVE.com. The CatholicTV Network represents a cable TV station available in more than 14 million homes, an interactive website with HD live and video-on-demand, OTT apps and a monthly printed and digital magazine.

Local Church Hosting Game Night This Week, Holy Week Services the Next

First Baptist Church of Belmont announced its Holy Week services, along with a game night. The following information was provided by First Baptist Church:

The church is located at 129 Lexington Street, Belmont, MA 02478

Friday, 4/12- Game Night! 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Game Night and Potluck in the Ladies Parlor. Please bring any game you would like to play with friends. A few games

will be available.

Celebrate Spring & Easter with Watertown Families Together

The following information was provided by the Watertown Mall:

The Watertown Mall, located at 550 Arsenal Street, together with Watertown Families Together invite you to come on April 17, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. for “Bunnies, Baskets, and Chicks,” an event to celebrate Spring & Easter. There will be Spring time songs, stories and crafts as well as making your own basket, bunny or chick. This is a free event & all ages are welcome, although the stories are catered to younger children. This will take place in the back hallway of the mall, across from Carter’s. Come ring in the spring time with your loved ones!

Find Out When the Easter Bunny Will be Hopping into Town

The following information was provided by the Watertown Mall:

The Easter Bunny will be visiting the Watertown Mall two times this Easter season — Saturday, April 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Friday, April 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Watertown Mall will be providing one (1) complimentary photo for each child. Come down and celebrate Easter with the Watertown Mall and enjoy a photo with the Easter Bunny on April 13 or April l9. About the Watertown Mall:

The Watertown Mall is wheelchair accessible and accessible by MBTA Bus routes 70 and 70A. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. For more information about this event and other Watertown Mall programs, such as our weekly Walking Club, please visit www.watertown-mall.com or contact the management office at 617- 926-4968 x21.

Watertown Mall Hosting Easter Egg Painting Event

The Watertown Mall, located at 550 Arsenal Street, Watertown, will be hosting an Easter egg painting event on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

The event will kick off with storytelling and songs led by Watertown Families Together’s, Arlene Smith. Participants will then be invited to paint Easter eggs at our craft table. Everyone will receive a letter from the Easter Bunny for attending. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m and will take place in the back hallway, near Carter’s. This event is FREE to the general public, so come and bring your friends!

CatholicTV Broadcasting Services Live on Easter & Days Leading Up to the Holiday

The Catholic Church begins the Easter Triduum on the evening of Holy Thursday, March 29. In observance of these holy days, the CatholicTV Network will broadcast special Masses and services from across the United States and from the Vatican. We invite you to join us in contemplating the Paschal mystery and praying throughout these sacred days leading up to Easter. 
CatholicTV’s coverage begins with the Vatican Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, during which Pope Francis will bless the sacramental oils for the coming year. The Mass will air live at 3:30 a.m. ET and rebroadcast at 3 p.m. ET. Pope Francis will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper live on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. ET.

First Baptist Church Announces Schedule of Services for Holy Week

First Baptist Church of Belmont announced its schedule of services during Holy Week. 

The church, located at 128 Lexington Street, Belmont, MA 02478, will hold services for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. Order of Services for Holy Week

Palm Sunday, March 25 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
The worship service will include a Palm Sunday pageant
Light refreshments following the service. Maundy Thursday, March 29 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Tenebrae Service with Holy Communion

Good Friday, March 30, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 1, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.