TUESDAY 12 APRIL: 7.00pm – CHRISM MASS of the HOLY OILS at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER’S CATHEDRAL, WOLLONGONG, (Includes renewal of Priestly Ordination promises by all Priests of the Diocese).
(Note: No 6.30pm Mass today in the parish)
HOLY THURSDAY 14 April: 7.00pm – SOLEMN MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER - followed by Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to Altar of Repose where Exposition will continue until Midnight. By tradition, the Church Sanctuary will be stripped, and statues covered until the Solemn Easter Vigil, in honour of the Lord’s burial in the Tomb.
(Note: No 9am Mass today)
GOOD FRIDAY 15 April: (A day of both fast and abstinence).
10.00am - STATIONS OF THE CROSS
3.00pm - SOLEMN COMMEMORATION OF THE LORD’S PASSION AND DEATH
HOLY SATURDAY 16 April: 7.00pm – SOLEMN EASTER VIGIL and MASS OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION.
(Note change of time for vigil Mass)
EASTER SUNDAY 17 April:
8.30am - Mass
10.00am - SOLEMN MASS OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION
PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO Confessions heard on Holy Saturday, 14 April. By tradition, no sacraments are celebrated on Holy Saturday in the Church, in memory of the Lord’s burial in the Tomb. All the faithful should have confessed their sins prior to the celebration of the Sacred Triduum of Easter