Holy Week

Holy Week is the pinnacle of the Church’s year and is the time above all when we should be focused on the redemptive actions of Our Lord Jesus Christ when he nailed our sins to the cross and died for us.  We would do well to attend as many of the services as possible, but in particular we should attend all three parts of the Sacred Triduum – the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday evening, the Solemn Celebration of the Passion on Good Friday afternoon, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday evening.  They are three parts of one celebration, not really three separate services, so we experience the fullness of the Triduum by being present at all three parts.

 Palm Sunday

Saturday 6.00pm             Mass with procession

Sunday 10.30am              Mass with procession


9.00am                               Morning Prayer

9.15am                               Mass


11.30am                             Chrism Mass (at the Cathedral)


6.00pm-6.30pm                Confessions

6.45pm                               Evening Prayer

7.00pm                               Mass

Maundy Thursday

7.30pm                               Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by watching at the altar of repose in the Garden Room

10.00pm                             Night Prayer (at the altar of repose)

Good Friday

3.00pm                                Solemn Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

7.00pm                                Mater Desolata

Holy Saturday

10.30-11.00am                   Confessions

11.15am                              Blessing of Food

8.30pm                                Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

10.30am                              Mass Followed by children’s Easter Egg Hunt