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Saturday 13 April 2019

Holy Week and Easter 2019

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of Holy Week
Mass at 7:30am, 10am & 6pm
Confessions before every Mass Stations of the Cross at 10:30am

Mass of the Lord's Supper at 8pm
(This will be the only Mass in our church this day)
Watching at the Altar of Repose until midnight
Compline: 11.45pm
Confessions: 11am–12 noon and before Mass

19 April — GOOD FRIDAY
Tenebrae: 9am
Children’s Stations of the Cross: 11am
Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at 3pm
Stations of the Cross: 7pm
Confessions: 10am–12 noon, 1:45–2:45pm and following the 3pm Liturgy

Tenebrae: 9am
Easter Vigil at 8:30pm
Confessions: 10am–6pm

EF Latin Mass: 8am
Sung English Mass: 9:30am
Solemn Mass: 11am
Choral Vespers & Benediction: 5:15pm
Mass: 6:30pm

22 April — Easter Monday
Mass at 10am only

Saturday 13 April 2019

April Music

7 DOMINICA PASSIONIS I Solemn Mass 11:00

Missa XVIII Plainsong
Ave Regina Caelorum Plainsong
Stabat Mater Giovani Sances

12 TENEBRAE FACTAE SUNT  Musical Oratory 20:00

Tenebrae Responsories Victoria

14 PASSIONIS II (IN PALMIS) Solemn Mass 11:00

Mass in four parts Byrd
Ingrediente Domino Malcolm
Christus factus est Anerio
Improperium exspectavit Lassus
O Domine Iesu Christe Guerrero

18 IN CENA DOMINI Solemn Mass 20:00

Missa Pange Lingua Josquin
Ubi caritas Duruflé
Dominus Iesus in qua nocte Palestrina
Pange lingua Palestrina

19 IN PASSIONE DOMINI Solemn Liturgy 15:00

Christus factus est Anerio
St John Passion Victoria
Reproaches Victoria
Adoramus te, Iesu Christe Handl
O vos omnes Victoria
Versa est in luctum Lobo
Ne irascaris/Civitas Byrd
Ecce quomodo Handl
Crux fidelis King John of Portugal
Crucifixus Lotti

20 IN VIGILIA PASCHALIS Solemn Mass 20:30

Iubilate Deo omnis terra Lassus
Cantemus Domino Hassler
Krönungsmesse Mozart
Dextera Domini Palestrina
Christus resurgens Philips


Missa Papae Marcelli Palestrina
Sicut cervus Palestrina
Dum transisset Taverner
Halleluiah Handel


Haec Dies Sheppard
Magnificat tertii toni Palestrina
O salutaris hostia Tallis
Surrexit pastor bonus Lhéritier
Tantum ergo Duruflé
Regina coeli Palestrina

28 DOMINICA IN ALBIS Solemn Mass 11:00

Missa ‘Amar donna’ Lassus
Victimae Paschali laudes Morales
Quia vidisti me Handl

Saturday 6 April 2019


On the fourteenth day of the month... will be the Passover of the Lord (Ex. 12:6)


Passiontide — the last two weeks of Lent — is a Christian echo of the Jewish fourteen-day preparation for the Passover. Although short, it is a season in its own right, and older in its observance than Lent. We veil all the images to give the church a more sombre air, and because even the angels and saints hide their faces, as it were, from what is soon to take place. But we veil crucifixes also in reference to Our Lord’s response when the Pharisees’ tried to stone him: “And Jesus hid himself, and went out of the Temple,” (Jn 8:58). At the Incarnation, the Word of God veiled his Divinity; now, in his sufferings, he appears before us “marred... beyond human semblance,” (Is. 52:14). It is as if, in his Passion, he veils even his humanity. Moreover, just as on the Cross he “thirsts to be thirsted for,” sitit sitiri as St Gregory Nazianzen wrote, so we, too, begin to thirst for the sight of his holy countenance, being denied it for so long.

Saturday 6 April 2019

The Last Week: 'It is finished'

We reach the climax of Christ’s Passion, of his last week, of his life. The Son of God is crucified and dies upon the Cross. Discover all the details and hidden messages captured by the Gospel writers as the Old Covenant is fulfilled, and the New Covenant is sealed in the Blood of Christ.

Talk 5-lr

During Holy Week, when the Gospel accounts of the last week of Christ’s life, passion and death are read, there is never enough time to look into all the details, scriptural references, and rich symbolic meaning contained in the text. This Lent, we are making time to do just that. Join us each week to explore the most important week in human history.

Talk takes place on Saturday 13 April in the Parish Centre. Cafe Neri open from 10:30.

Tuesday 2 April 2019

Tenebrae Factae Sunt — Passiontide Musical Oratory

Passiontide Musical Oratory Poster 2019

Passiontide Musical Oratory Friday 12 April 8pm

Victoria's Tenebrae Responsories sung by the Oratory Choir, directed by Matthew Martin, with readings for Passiontide.