Holy Week Liturgy

Next week, Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the centre of the Church’s year. We are grateful to Fr Ray O’Shea for his continued help, enabling us to sustain our usual liturgy. Here are the times of services. Please note the change of day of the Chrism Mass to Wednesday. This is to facilitate those who travel distances such as from Herefordshire.

All evening liturgies will be at 8.00pm on the Thursday and Saturday. :

Palm Sunday Mass times as usual

Monday/Tuesday As normal

Wednesday  11.30am Chrism Mass at the Cathedral

Maundy Thursday   8.00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Watching at Christ the King and St Brigid’s

Good Friday  3.00pm Commemoration of the Passion at St Paul’s and Christ the King

Easter Vigil  8.00pm First Mass of Easter at Christ the King and St Brigid’s (no evening Mass at St Paul’s)

Easter Sunday  Mass times as usual


We use this prayer at Mass this Sunday. You could use it during the week too…

Lord Jesus Christ,
your birth, life and death remind me that to all things there is a season.
Your death became the seed that brought forth
a new and abundant life for all humanity.
Show me the seeds that you wish me to sow
and the things that I need to let go of.
Inspire me to put aside my own selfish ambitions, dreams and goals
and help me to see Your vision - a vision of a new view of life –
a life of meaning and glory,
of dying to self, and living for You in love and service of others. Amen