HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES 2014

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PALM SUNDAY 13 April Image

10am     Palm Sunday Mass

4.30pm  Stations of the Cross

Monday 14 April Angelus and Rosary @ 9am; Mass @ 9.30am
Tuesday 15 April 11am  Diocesan Chrism Mass (Cathedral)
Wednesday 16 April Angelus and Jesus Prayer @ 9am; Mass @9.30am
 MAUNDY THURSDAY 17 April  Image

7.30pm Maundy Mass

and the Watch until 10pm

 GOOD
FRIDAY
18 
April

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Children’s Club from 10.30-12

12pm    The Way of the Cross

2.30pm Liturgy of the Passion

 HOLY
SATURDAY
19 April

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9.30   Maria Desolata

 

8pm   PASCHAL VIGIL

Easter-Day

followed by the Easter Supper

EASTER DAY  20 April  Image

10am   Parish Mass

 

Mothering Sunday – some background

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Mothering Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Lent. Although it is often called ‘Mothers’ Day’,  it has no connection with the American festival of that name.

Traditionally, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants, were given a day off to visit their mother and family. Today it is a day when children and adults give presents, flowers, and home-made cards to their mothers and Christians celebrate the nurturing role of the Church as our ‘Mother’, the loving Motherhood of the Virgin Mary as Mother of Jesus and Mother of all Christian believers and the unique roles of both biological and other ‘mother-figures’ in our lives as human beings today.     

 

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