MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK
Mass at 7.30am, 10am & 6pm
Stations of the Cross at 10.30am
MAUNDY THURSDAY – 2nd April
Low Mass: 12 noon
MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER at 8pm
Watching at the Altar of Repose until midnight
Confessions: 11am - 12noon and before Mass
GOOD FRIDAY – 3rd April
Matins and Lauds: 9am
Children’s Stations of the Cross: 11am
LITURGY OF THE LORD’S PASSION at 3pm
Stations of the Cross: 7pm
Confessions: 10am - 12noon and 1.45 - 2.45pm
HOLY SATURDAY – 4th April
Matins and Lauds: 9am
THE EASTER VIGIL at 8.30pm
Confessions: 10am - 6pm
EASTER SUNDAY – 5th April
Latin Mass (E.F.) 8am
Parish Mass: 9.30am
SOLEMN PONTIFICAL MASS at 11am
Vespers & Benediction: 5.15pm
Evening Mass: 6.30pm
EASTER MONDAY - 6th April
Mass at 10am only
After that, Masses return to the usual timetable.
This year's Paschal Candle has been painted once again by Freddie Quartley.
This being the five-hundredth anniversary year of Our Holy Father's birth, the candle depicts St Philip, as well as angels holding instruments of the Passion, copied from the cupola by Melozzo da Forli in the Basilica of Loreto:
Br Henry O'Connell received the habit of St Philip on Monday, 16th March at St Wilfrid's; our second novice for York and the first to be clothed in the habit there. Please remember Br Henry in your prayers. Br Henry is in the back row, first on the left and pictured with other Fathers and Brothers of the Oxford Oratory.
16th March is an excellent day for an Oratorian clothing, since it is the anniversary of the famous Massimo Miracle in Rome when St Philip raised the young Paolo Massimo from the dead. The Massimi family were great devotees of St Philip, and when fourteen-year old Paolo lay dying, our Holy Father was summoned, but was saying Mass and so arrived too late. Nevertheless, his prayers raised Paolo from the dead: the boy then asked to go to confession. The saint sent everyone from the room, heard his confession, and then talked to Paolo for about half an hour about the joys of Paradise. After St Philip twice asked Paolo whether he died willingly, the boy died for a second time, peacefully and joyfully.
The event is still celebrated annually in Rome at the Palazzo Massimi where the house is open to the public for one day only and Mass is celebrated in the family chapel.
This year's Lent project is the charity SURVIVE-MIVA - the Missionary Vehicles Association.
SURVIVE-MIVA is a Catholic lay Association. It exists to provide one vital element for the success of the Church's health and pastoral work in areas of great need - a means of transport.
During the calendar year 2014, SURVIVE-MIVA funded the purchase of 469 modes of transportation.
There will be a speaker at all Masses on Passion Sunday (22nd March) and a second collection.
SURVIVE-MIVA is a very good, targeted way of helping the Missions, with results that may be seen.