5th-12th April

HOLY MASS & SERVICES

OTHER EVENTS

Sunday 5th

Palm Sunday

Is 50:47 Ph 2:6-11 Mt 26:14-27:66

A priest will offer a private mass today for the intentions of people in the parish

Dear Brothers & Sisters

 

The Bishops this week have given us guidelines as to what restricted Holy Week ceremonies can take place during this Covid 19 lockdown. Although some parishes have live streaming of ceremonies, even these are restricted in scope. Our parish has opted for Youtube videos of services which we will try to produce on time for each significant day.

 

Palm Sunday:  Palm Sunday mass is to be a simple affair with no blessing of palms. The blessing of palms may possibly happen later in the year.

 

Holy Thursday Chrism Mass will be postponed (as has happened in Rome). The new oils will be blessed later in the year when it is safe for people to gather.

 

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper will not include washing of feet or procession to Blessed Sacrament Chapel. But priests are asked to renew their dedication to priestly service. St.Chad’s Cathedral will stream prayer before the Blessed Sacrament late into the night.

 

Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion: will include (at Pope Francis’ request) a prayer for people in time of pandemic. The Friary Good Friday service should be available on Youtube at 3.00 pm

 

Easter Vigil will take place in a scaled down form without Easter fire or procession.

Renewal of Baptismal Promises will be made without the blessing of water.   

Those who were scheduled to be baptised or received into Full Communion and confirmed at the Easter Vigil will be remembered in the Bidding Prayers.

 

Easter Sunday The Mass as in the  Missal but without the sprinkling of water as part of the Renewal of Baptismal Promises.

 

Anyone is free to access the Catholic Bishops website for a fuller picture at

https://www.cbcew.org.uk/ 

Monday 6th

Is 42:1-7 Jn 12:1-11

A priest will offer a private mass today for the intentions of people in the parish

Tuesday 7th

Is 49:1-6 Jn 13:21-33,36-38

A priest will offer a private mass today for the intentions of people in the parish

Wednesday 8th

Is 50:4-9 Mt 26:14-25

A priest will offer a private mass today for the intentions of people in the parish

Thursday 9th

Holy Thursday

Ex 12:1-8,11-14 1 Co 11:23-26 Jn 13:1-15

A priest will offer the evening mass today for the intentions of people in the parish

Friday 10th

Good Friday

Is 52:13-53:12 Heb 4:14-16,5:7-9 Jn 18:1-19:42

Saturday 11th

Easter Saturday

Rm 6:3-11 Mt 28:1-10

A priest will offer the Easter Vigil mass tonight for the people in the parish

Sunday 12th

Easter Sunday

Ac 10:34,37-43 Col 3:1-4 Jn 20:1-9

A priest will offer a private mass today for the intentions of people in the parish