holy week schedule

Holy Week 2018

Mass of Chrism, Spy Wednesday, 7pm in the Cathedral
Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Smith, priests and people representing the 69 parishes in the Diocese of Meath. The holy chrism is consecrated and the other oils used in the celebration of the sacraments are blessed. Refreshments in the Parish Community Centre afterwards. All are welcome.

Mass of the Lord's Supper, Holy Thursday,
7.30pm in the Cathedral

With this Mass, the Church devotes itself to the remembrance of the Last Supper.
Mass will be followed by procession to the Altar of Repose.
Adoration concludes with Night Prayer at 10pm.
All Ministers of Holy Communion and Eucharistic Adorers are asked to walk in the opening procession

Good Friday, Celebration of the Lord's Passion
a day of prayer, fasting and abstinence

12 noon: Way of the Cross along the canal, from St Paul's Church to the Cathedral
3.00pm & 7.30pm: Cathedral, Good Friday Passion and Veneration of the Cross
3.00pm: St Paul's, Gainstown & Walshestown Churches, Good Friday Passion
7.00pm: Brotenstown, Way of the Cross

Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, 9.00pm in the Cathedral
We celebrate Jesus' resurrection; we listen to the Easter readings, celebrate the light of Christ,
renew our baptismal promises and receive the Eucharist.

(please note there will be no 6pm Vigil on that day)


Easter Sunday, celebrating Our Lord's Resurrection
Dawn Mass at 6.30am on the Shores of Lough Ennell (Bloomfield)

Mass Times: Cathedral: 8.30am, 11am & 12.30pm
St Paul's 10.30am & 12 noon
Walshestown 9am, Brotenstown 10am & Gainstown 11am


Confessions for Holy Week in the Cathedral

Holy Week is a time to seek forgiveness from the Lord and to reconcile with neighbours. Confessions will be available in the Cathedral at the following times.

Tuesday: Penitential Service after 7.30pm Mass
Holy Thursday: 4.00pm-5.30pm
Good Friday: 4.00pm-5.30pm
Holy Saturday: 2.30pm-5.30pm


Morning Prayer 9.30am

Holy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday 




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