Holy Week and Easter 2016

Palm Sunday

Blessing of Palms and reading of the Passion of our Lord.  Bring branches from your garden if you would like them blessing too.

  • Saturday 19th March: 6.30pm – St Alban’s Church
  • Sunday 20th March:
    • 9.00am – St Hugh’s Church
    • 10.30am – St Alban’s Church
    • 5.00pm – The Church on Oakwood

Monday 21st March

  • Mass: 7 pm – St Alban’s Church

Tuesday 22nd March

  • Mass: 9.15 am – St Alban’s Church
  • Mass: 9.30 am – St Hugh’s Church

Wednesday 23rd March

  • Mass: 9.15 am – St Alban’s Church
  • Chrism Mass: 11.30 am – St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham.  During this Mass the priests will renew their promises made at their ordinations. The oil of catechumens, oil of the sick and Sacred Chrism are blessed for distribution where they will be used in the parishes of the Diocese.

The Sacred Triduum

Holy Thursday – 24th March

  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper with washing of feet
    • 7.30 pm – St Alban’s Church
    • 7.30 pm – St Hugh’s Church
    • Both followed by ‘watching’ before the Blessed Sacrament until 10 pm

Good Friday – 25th March

  • Ecumenical Walk of Witness
    • 10 am starting from St Philip’s Church, Taddington Road.
  •  Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
    • 3pm St Alban’s Church
    • 3pm St Hugh’s Church
  • Stations of the Cross:
    • 7pm Ecumenical Service at The Church on Oakwood

Holy Saturday – 26th March

  • Swieconka – Blessing of Easter Food:
    • 10am St Alban’s Church.  The blessing of meat, eggs and bread at the end of Lent is a Catholic tradition particularly popular amongst Polish people. It’s called Swieconka (which is pronounced as: Sh-vee-en-soon-kah).  Our Priest will bless the baskets of food, prepared and brought to church by families. The idea is that the baskets of food will be taken back home to be shared amongst family and friends on Easter Sunday. Everyone is welcome to come along for this simple informal service.
  • Easter Vigil: with blessing of the fire and lighting of the Easter candle:
    • 8pm – St Alban’s Church
    • 7.30pm – St Hugh’s Church

Easter Sunday – 27th March

  • Mass: with the renewal of our Baptismal Promises and blessing with the Easter Water:
    • 8.30am – The Church on Oakwood
    • 9.00am – St Hugh’s Church
    • 10.30am – St Alban’s Church

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