HOLY WEEK and EASTER ARRANGEMENTS 2024   

PALM SUNDAY, 23rd/24th March. 6pm Vigil Mass on Saturday evening. 9 am Sunday Blessing of the Palms and Procession, weather permitting.

MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK, 25th March. 9 am Mass.

TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK, 26th March. 9 am Mass (at Our Lady & St. Kenelm, not as usual on Tuesdays at St. Lawrence’s Anglican Church, Bourton).

WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK. 27th March.  No Mass. (Fr. Stephen at Chrism Mass, Clifton Cathedral).

THE SACRED PASCHAL TRIDUUM – HOLY (MAUNDY) THURSDAY 28th March. EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER: 7.30 PM. Watch in front of the Blessed Sacrament at the Altar of Repose until 9.00 pm for those who wish. (Come and go).

GOOD FRIDAY. 29th March.  9 am. Office of the Readings and Morning Prayer.      3 pm. CELEBRATION OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD   with reading of The Passion, the Solemn Intercessions, Adoration of the Cross and reception of Holy Communion.

HOLY SATURDAY 30th March. 9 am. Office of the Readings and Morning Prayer.          12 noon. Polish Blessing of Foods.

THE EASTER VIGIL. 9 PM.  The service starts outside in the dark, with the blessing of the New Fire and the lighting of the Pascal Candle. The faithful carry lighted candles into Church. Then follows the readings describing the history of our salvation. After this we process to the Font for the Renewal of our Baptismal Vows. Then follows the first triumphant Mass of Easter.  The Missal says: ‘Anyone who participates in the Mass of the night may receive Communion again at Mass during the day’.

EASTER SUNDAY. 31st March. 10.30 am Sung Mass Mass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘MIDNIGHT MASS’:  10.00 pm preceded by Christmas music from 9.30 pm, at Our Lady and St Kenelm, Stow  GL54 1DR.  Space available,

CHRISTMAS DAY: MASS OF THE DAWN 9 am Mass with music + carols (recorded if we are not allowed to sing) at Our Lady, Help of Christians, Bourton on the Water GL54 2ER. Space available.