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Holy Week & Easter Timetable 2016

“Don’t miss the best part!” as we approach the end of Lent. The liturgical services on Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion and the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday) are among the very best things we do in the church.

 

Holy Week & Easter Timetable 2016

Palm Sunday 20th March.

Palms blessed at all Masses

Saturday 6.30pm and Sunday 11.00am

Holy Thursday 24th March Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm

 

Good Friday 25th March The Lord’s Passion 3.00pm with Stations of the Cross in the Church grounds.

 

The liturgy of Good Friday is the most somber of the entire Church year—restrained and straightforward. The altar is bare, without cloths, candles or cross. There is no Mass: “according to the Church’s ancient

tradition, the sacraments are not celebrated today or tomorrow” (Roman Missal). It is a day of fasting.

There are no greetings, genuflections, opening songs, processions. We simply come and prostrate in humble submission before the Word and the glorious cross of Christ.

 

 

Holy Saturday 26th March Vigil 7.30pm

The dictionary explains that a vigil is “a purposeful or watchful staying awake during the ordinary hours of sleep.”  We gather; we wait; we watch. We keep vigil.  Service of light. As the natural light of day fades away, we turn our attention to the light that is Christ. We gather around a fire and we think of Christ, the light of God’s glory.  From this special fire, we light our most beautiful candle. As the light of this paschal candle enters the church, its light spreads

Easter Sunday 27th March 11.00am

Easter Monday No Mass

Masses for Easter Week at 10.00a.m each day

Confessions After service on Good Friday 3pm.