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
Holy Thursday 13th April
- 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 - 14th April
- 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 15th April
- 10 am Morning Prayer followed by Confession
- 9 pm Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday - 16th April
- 10 am Mass and Easter Egg Hunt in the grounds after the 10am Mass and Tea and refreshments in Ben View
- 12 noon Mass
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