Holy Week Ceremonies and the Easter Triduum in Mitchelstown Parish
SUNDAY 13TH APRIL: Palm Sunday – Palms blessed at all Masses (please bring Palms
with you). Gospel account of the Passion of Jesus will be read.
MONDAY 14TH APRIL:Penitential Rite. 7.30pm.
A Redemptorist Priest will lead the Celebration and a number of Priests will be hearing
MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 14th, 15th & 16th:
Masses in Parish Church: 8.15am 10am & 7.30pm Morning Prayer at 8am.
(No evening Mass on Monday 14th at 7.30 p.m. due to Penitential Rite)
WEDNESDAY 16TH 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.
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 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 7 pm & resumes again after the 12
noon Mass on Easter Sunday.
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 27th. Special ceremonies in the Church on the day from 2pm to 5pm. (Novena
leaflets available at the Churches)
On behalf of Canon O’Leary, Fr. Greene 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. Our thoughts
are with our deceased family, relatives and friends and our hope is that we will
meet again in Heaven.
Sunday, April 27th, is Divine Mercy Sunday. The Novena for the Feast begins on Good
Friday. Special celebrations with a number of confessors will take place in the Parish
Church on this Sunday. Pope Francis will canonise Pope John 23rd and Pope John Paul
2nd on this very special day.
Holy week is the most special time in the Christian Calendar. Holy Thursday, Good
Friday and the Easter Vigil are central to our faith and beliefs. We hope that you
and your family will be able to attend the ceremonies. We really encourage you all
to come to Jesus this Holy time. There are many distractions confronting us, but
let us remember with love and gratitude what Jesus has done to save us.
Canon Michael Fitzgerald
Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday and finishes on the 2nd Sunday of Easter.
(April 27th Feast of the Divine Mercy).