This year's Paschal Candle, beautifully painted by Mrs Freddie Quartley:
The Washing of Feet:
The Procession to the Altar of Repose:
The Stripping of the Altars:
Keeping Watch with Our Lord in His Agony:
MAUNDY THURSDAY (13th April)
MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER: 8pm
Watching at the Altar of Repose;
Confessions: 11am until 12noon, and before Mass
GOOD FRIDAY (14th April)
Children’s Stations of the Cross: 11am
SOLEMN LITURGY OF THE LORD’S PASSION: 3pm
Stations of the Cross: 7pm
Confessions: 10am-12 noon, 1:45-2:45pm, and after the Liturgy
HOLY SATURDAY (15th April) Tenebræ: 9am
THE EASTER VIGIL at 9pm
EASTER SUNDAY (16th April)
EF Latin Mass: 8am
Sung English Mass: 9:30am
SOLEMN MASS: 11am
Choral Vespers & Benediction: 5:15pm
Evening Mass: 6:30pm
EASTER MONDAY (17th April)
Mass at 10 o'clock only
Masses and confessions at the usual times
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY (23rd April)
The usual Sunday Mass times PLUS Divine Mercy Devotions from 2.30pm, to include the Divine Mercy Chaplet, the blessing of religious items, the Three o'clock prayer, Holy Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, confessions throughout the afternoon, and tea.
We finish our Lenten talks on prayer with the religious orders this Saturday, 8 April. Fr Kevin Alban, O.Carm., the Prior Provincial of the British Province of Carmelite Friars will speak on The Still Small Voice that Speaks in Lent: The Prophet Elijah in Carmelite Spirituality.
Scripture presents the prophet Elijah as a true man of God, living in God’s presence and fiercely defending the worship of the One True God. He stood firm for God in his famous contest with the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel and later was favoured with a close experience of the Living Lord in the form of a ‘still small voice’. Carmelites look to Elijah as their model, and in the 12th century, hermits who had congregated on Mount Carmel instituted a new order in honour of our Lady, with a strong tradition of contemplative prayer.
Talks take place on Saturdays at 11:00 in the Oratory parish centre and are open to the public. Tea and coffee available before from 10:30.
Fr Richard Finn, O.P., gave an outstanding talk about prayer in the tradition of St Dominic:
Full details of all the talks are available in the Lent, Holy Week and Easter booklet. Printed copies are available at the back of church.