The word Tenebrae is Latin for “shadows” or “darkness.” It can also be translated as “night” or “death.” The purpose of this service was to remember the sombre events that occurred in Jesus’ life from the exuberant entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through the night of Jesus’ burial on Good Friday. The most distinctive aspect of the service is the use of a Tenebrae candle stand. The flames of these candles are extinguished one by one as Scripture readings are shared to tell the story of Holy Week. After the last verse is read, the last candle is put out, and the room is plunged into darkness. The service ends, and the participants are traditionally expected to leave in contemplative silence. We invite all parishioners to be part of this service to prepare ourselves for the Holy week.