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Easter Triduum

“For this is how God loved the world: he gave his only Son
so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
For God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but so that through him the world might be saved..” John 3: 16-17

Easter Triduum

Easter Triduum

The Easter Triduum begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and the Vigil of Holy Thursday ending with Night Prayer before the Altar of Repose. The Mass on the evening of Holy Thursday marks the end of the forty days of Lent and the beginning of the three-day celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ - Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday that leads into the Octave or eight day celebration of Resurrection.

The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council reminded us of the extraordinary significance of the Triduum: "Christ redeemed us all and gave perfect glory to God principally through his paschal mystery: dying he destroyed our death and rising he restored our life.

Therefore the Easter Triduum of the passion and resurrection of Christ is the culmination of the entire liturgical year.’ It is at the Easter Triduum that the Church, gathered around the cross and then rejoicing together the Resurrection, celebrates our Baptism because in the Waters of Rebirth we enter the tomb with Christ and rise with him to a new life. It is in the one glorious day of the Triduum that we as Christians, here the story not just of Christ’s death and resurrection, but our own journey of faith as well.

Times for Holy Week

Penitential Service - 27th March

  • 11 am St Patrick's and 7pm St Michael's

Easter Triduum

Holy Thursday - 29 March

  • 9 am Morning Prayer
  • 7 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper followed by procession to the Altar of Repose
  • 11 pm Night Prayer

Good Friday - 30 March

  • 10 am Morning Prayer, followed by Confession
  • 3 pm Commemoration of the Lord's Passion (with Children Liturgy)
  • 7 pm Commemoration of the Lord's Passion

Holy Saturday - 31 March

  • 10 am Morning Prayer followed by Confession
  • 9 pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday - 1 April

  • 10 am Mass followed by Tea and Easter Egg Hunt in the grounds
  • 12 noon Mass

Videos and Podcast - Click on the images to play the videos

Videos and Podcast
advent Here you can find audio about Saint Patrick, Saint Joseph, Saint John Ogilvie and Self Esteem created by the Parish Communications Group and music sung by the Choir
advent Taken from Busted Halo