Palm Sunday (A) Passiontide 2nd April 2023

Palm Sunday (A) Passiontide 2nd April 2023

Vigil Mass (Saturday) 5.00pm. 9.30 & 11.00am on Sunday Mass.
NO Vigil Mass at 5pm next week.
Easter Vigil Mass 9.00pm on Holy Saturday.
Today, Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.
Weekday Masses: Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.30am.
Wednesday: Chrism Mass in St Mirin’s Cathedral at 7.00pm.

Morning Prayer on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday at 9.30am.

Maundy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.00pm.

Watching at Altar of Repose until 10.00pm – Night Prayer.

Good Friday – Day of Fast and Abstinence.

Children’s Stations of the Cross (for young families) at 11.30am.

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Veneration of the Cross at 3.00pm. Stations of the Cross at 7.00pm.

Special Collection for the “Holy Places” after all Services on Good Friday.

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil of the Resurrection of the Lord at 9.00pm (this most Solemn Vigil Mass must begin only after nightfall – in Houston that is at 8.47pm, dusk.)

Confessions (Sacrament of Reconciliation & Penance) ample opportunity during this coming Holy Week. On Tuesday evening at 7.00 – 7.30pm and on Wednesday morning at 11.30am. On Maundy Thursday at 11.30am and on Good Friday, final opportunity for Sacrament of Confession before Easter, from 12.15 to12.45pm.

Your prayers, please, for all in our parish family who are in need: David Crews, Paul Kearney and for all suffering in mind and body, especially those alone at this time, and for all carers, also those in hospital and our local residential homes, including staff: Lord, bless them with your grace and peace.

DIED: Isabel Gilmartin, May McGuiness, John Morrow (St Stephen’s High School) Rosa Gormlie and Rosemary McInally (Requiem Mass, 9.30 am on 12 th April - Easter Wednesday)

ANNIVERSARIES: Annie Mulholland, Pat Gallacher, Peter Barrett, Fr Albert Chandler and Fr Denis Sheahan - Grant them eternal rest, Lord. Easter Fund Raiser: the pop-up Craft Stall to raise funds for flowers and suitable decoration of the altar during Eastertide raised £192.

Your support was appreciated. May God abundantly bless your journey through Holy Week with much grace and peace and “May the light of Christ rising in glory dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds.”