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Holy Week and Easter services

You can download a sheet giving times of services for Holy Week and Easter. (Copies are also available at the back of the Church.)

From Mon 18 to Wed 20 April, there will be two Masses each day, one in English, and the other in Latin. Confessions will be heard after all these Masses.

On Maundy Thursday our Mass is the 8pm evening Mass (Latin) of the Lord’s Supper. (There is no 10am Mass.)

Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence on which we are bound to abstain from meat and to deny ourselves some food. All are encouraged to come to the Stations of the Cross in the morning and/or the Liturgy of the Passion in the afternoon with the veneration of the Cross.

On Holy Saturday evening, the Easter Vigil begins at 8.30pm. There is no 6pm Mass on Holy Saturday. Masses on Easter Sunday are as usual.

The 10.30am Latin Mass on Palm Sunday will be celebrated as a High Mass with the solemn procession and sung Passion. Although the Mass will be significantly longer than usual, it is a very good way to begin Holy Week by participating in the Roman Liturgy celebrated with the greatest solemnity. Dr Hemming and Fr McNally will be assisting as Sacred Ministers.