Holy Week Ceremonies and the Easter Triduum in Mitchelstown Parish
SUNDAY 24TH MARCH:
Palm Sunday – Palms blessed at all Masses (please bring Palms with you). Gospel account
of the Passion of Jesus will be read.
MONDAY 25TH MARCH:
Preparation for Confession. 7.30pm.
A Redemptorist Priest will lead the Celebration and a number of Priests will be hearing
MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 25th, 26th, 27th:
Masses in Parish Church: 8.15am 10am & 7.30pm Morning Prayer at 8am.
(No evening Mass on Monday 25th at 7.30 p.m. due to Penitential Rite)
WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH:
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.
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 7th. Special ceremonies in the Church on the day from 2pm to 5pm. (Novena leaflets
available at the Churches)
HOLY SATURDAY MORNING: Morning Prayer and Bible Reading at 10am
EASTER VIGIL MASS: 9pm (candles will be provided).
Please note that there will be no 7.30pm Mass on Holy Saturday Evening.
Wednesday 27th March: 12.00-1.00pm
Thursday 28th March: 12.00-1.00pm
Friday 29th March: 12.00-1.00pm
Saturday 30th March: 12.00-1.00pm
BALLYGIBLIN & KILLACLUIG:
MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER: 7.30 p.m. Adoration until 9 p.m.
Passion of the Lord & Holy Communion: 3 p.m.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: 7.30 p.m.
EASTER VIGIL: 9 p.m.
EASTER OFFERINGS for the priests of the parish will be taken up on Holy Saturday
night & Easter Sunday morning.
On behalf of Canon O’Leary, Fr. Greene and myself, we wish you a very Happy Easter
and that your heart be filled with hope in the Risen Jesus. Lent began with the unexpected
retirement of Pope Benedict, we now welcome our new Holy Father and pray that God
may give him and all of us courage to face the future together.
Sunday April 7th is Divine Mercy Sunday and is a special day of God’s healing and
mercy. This Feastday was requested by Jesus through St. Faustina and He promises
that on this day the floodgates of Heaven’s Graces are open. The Novena begins on
Good Friday and we encourage you all to participate.
Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement and support.
Fr. Michael Fitzgerald P.P.
Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday and finishes on the 2nd Sunday of Easter.
(April 7th Feast of the Divine Mercy).