SATURDAY, APRIL 15 @ 1:00 P.M.

It is an old custom to bring Easter baskets to church for blessing on Holy Saturday. Traditionally these were baskets prepared by each family with a portion of the traditional foods that would be served on Easter Sunday so that the blessing bestowed upon these symbolic portions would extend to all the foods prepared for this great feast day. Those foods traditionally included: ham, sausage, colored boiled eggs, bread (especially the sweet Easter bread), butter, salt and horseradish. In addition, special care was always given to beautifully decorating the basket with laces, greenery, and flowers. Baskets will be blessed on Holy Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the Church.