Mitchelstown
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Holy Week Ceremonies and the Easter Triduum in Mitchelstown Parish

SUNDAY 29TH MARCH:   Palm Sunday – Palms blessed at all Masses (please bring Palms with you). Gospel account of the Passion of Jesus will be read.

 

MONDAY 30TH MARCH:   Penitential Rite.  7.30pm.

A Redemptorist Priest will lead the Celebration and a number of Priests will be hearing confession.

 

MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 30TH, 31ST MARCH & APRIL 1ST  

Masses in Parish Church: 8.30am 10am & 7.30pm Morning Prayer at 8am.

(No evening Mass on Monday 30th at 7.30 p.m. due to Penitential Rite)

 

WEDNESDAY 1ST APRIL:   Chrism Mass in Cobh at 7.30pm.  It is hoped that priests & people from every parish in the diocese attend this Mass. So if you can go, you will be very welcome.

 

All Eucharistic Ministers are asked to be present at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday to renew their commitment. They are asked to line up at the sanctuary steps during the Prayers of the Faithful.

 

Trocaire Boxes can be handed in at the Church Door on Holy Thursday & will be presented at the Offertory of the Mass.

HOLY THURSDAY - 2ND APRIL:

MORNING PRAYER & BIBLE READING AT 10 A.M.

 

MASS AT 5 P.M.:  This year’s 1st Holy Communion classes will participate in this Mass.

 

MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER AT 7.30 P.M.: followed by Procession to the Altar of Repose.

 

ADORATION OF THE LORD at the Altar of Repose until 12 Midnight.

 

CONDUCTED HOLY HOUR OF PRAYER:  11pm to 12 midnight.

 

The Perpetual Adoration closes on Wednesday at 7pm & resumes again after the 12 noon Mass on Easter Sunday.

 

GOOD FRIDAY - 3RD APRIL:

A DAY OF FAST & ABSTINENCE (We are to abstain from eating meat & to fast in honour of the Lord’s Suffering).

 

Good Friday:  Morning Prayer & Bible reading at 10 a.m.

 

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S PASSION & HOLY COMMUNION: 3 p.m.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:   7.30 p.m.

 

PRAYER AROUND THE CROSS: 9.30 p.m.

 

The usual collection for the Christian Shrines in the Holy Land will be taken up. This is a worthy cause & deserves support.

 

The Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday & finishes on 2nd Sunday of Easter, April 12th. Special ceremonies in the Church on the day from 2pm to 5pm. (Novena leaflets available at the Churches)

 

 

HOLY SATURDAY

Holy Saturday Morning:  Morning Prayer & Bible reading at 10 a.m.

EASTER VIGIL MASS:   9 p.m. (candles will be provided) Please note that there will be no 7.30 p.m. Mass on Holy Saturday Evening.

CONFESSIONS:

Wednesday 1st April   12.00 – 1.00 p.m.

Thursday 2nd April      12.00 – 1.00 p.m.

Friday 3rd April          12.00 – 1.00 p.m.

Saturday 4th April      12.00 – 1.00 p.m. & 6.30 – 7.30 p.m.

 

 

BALLYGIBLIN & KILLACLUIG:

HOLY THURSDAY:  

MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER:  7.30 p.m.       Adoration until 9 p.m.

 

GOOD FRIDAY:

Passion of the Lord & Holy Communion:   3 p.m.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  7.30 p.m.

 

HOLY SATURDAY:

EASTER VIGIL:  9 p.m.

 

EASTER OFFERINGS for the priests of the parish will be taken up on Holy Saturday night & Easter Sunday morning.

 

Ballygiblin and Killacluig

 

Click here to download pdf of Holy Week Ceremonies and Easter Triduum

Dear Parishioners

On behalf of Canon O’Leary, Fr. Burke and myself, we want to thank you, for all the efforts you make to keep your family close to Jesus. May He bless you and your family this Easter, as we celebrate His resurrection from the dead. The time for the election of our Parish Pastoral Council has arrived. We invite you and your family to nominate suitable nominees, following the guidelines on the form, (the form is attached to this letter). We would ask you to take into consideration a balance of men and women, covering all age groups. It can include anyone who has received Confirmation upwards.

This is a very important exercise for the Parish and we would encourage you to carefully and prayerfully make the nomination and return it to your Church by Saturday/Sunday, April 11th/12th. A collection box will be provided at the back of the three Churches on that weekend. Nominations must be returned by that weekend.

Bishop Crean sees great value in each Parish of the Diocese having their own active Parish Pastoral Council. The Parish Pastoral Council will be concerned only with the development of the faith life of the Parish and is very different to the work of the Community Council.

Thank you for your continued support to the Parish and for your co-operation in this matter.                                                       

Canon Michael Fitzgerald P.P.

 

Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday and finishes on the 2nd Sunday of Easter. (April 12th Feast of the Divine Mercy).

Devotions in the Parish Church at 2pm to 5pm.