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Holy Week and Easter Services

Love God

Love Others

Serve the World

Holy Week and Easter Services

Welcome To St Francis Church

Here at St. Francis we strive to be a diverse and nurturing faith community, radiating God’s love and peace in our ministry to the world, and welcoming everyone to active worship and service. We welcome everyone to worship God together, to be transformed by the Holy Spirit and each other, and to share the light of Christ in the world.
With love and care for you all, Rev. Paula

The Very Rev. Paula Vukmanic, Rector and Dean of Deanery 8



8 a.m. – Holy Communion (Rite I), Chapel;
10 a.m. – Holy Communion (Rite II), with full choir, Main Church.


12:10 p.m. – Holy Communion (Rite I), Chapel.

4th Tuesdays

7 p.m. – Taizé (sung chants by candlelight),Chapel

Find Us

Location and Parking

St Francis Episcopal Church
2200 Via Rosa,
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90275
310 375-4617

Parking is available on Via Rosa itself, or in our parking lot down the hill at the end of the street.
Disabled parking is marked right next to the main entrance on Via Rosa. For very busy events there is additional parking on local streets – eg. Paseo De La Playa.

Holy Week and Easter 2019

Holy Week Services

Healing and Wholeness Taizé for Holy Week —Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Simple music and chants by candlelight, with the chance to speak privately with a prayer leader.

Holy week Eucharist—Wednesday at 12:10.
Center yourself with this mid-week Holy Communion.

Maundy Thursday – April 18, 6:30 p.m.
Light Dinner/Communion, washing of the Altar, and time for individual prayer.

Good Friday – April 19
Stations of the Cross, 12:00 p.m., Church.
Walk our beautiful stained glass panels, hand-made by members of our congregation.

Service from Light to Darkness, 7:00 p.m., Chapel
Scripture readings, candles and music, with the offer an anointing with holy oil as a symbol of our baptismal covenant.

Read more details of all our Holy Week services here…

The Great Vigil of Easter

April 20, 7:30 p.m.
The new fire of Easter is started, outside on our patio, from which the Paschal candle is lit. The dark sanctuary gives way to the lighting of candles, and ringing of bells, with Holy Eucharist, as the service celebrates the first Easters of the early Christians, when new Christians were baptized into the faith.

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Easter Sunday

April 21 – Alleluia! “Jesus Christ is risen today!”
8:00 a.m., Chapel; 10:00 a.m., Church
The glorious music and resurrection readings of Easter Sunday are celebrated with full choir, brass and organ. The 10 a.m. service is followed by an Easter egg hunt for the kids while families enjoy Easter refreshments.

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