HOLY WEEK and EASTER ARRANGEMENTS 2021 It will be necessary to book in advance for all Holy Week liturgies including Palm Sunday. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your seats. Please do not forget to book in other family members who may be with you in the same ‘bubble’.
PALM SUNDAY, 28TH March. 9 am Blessing of the Palms and Mass at Our Lady and St Kenelm, Stow GL54 1DR.
MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK, 29th March. 9 am Mass at Our Lady and St. Kenelm, Stow.
TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK, 30th March. 10 am Mass at Our Lady, help of Christians, Bourton.
WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK. 31st March. 9 am Mass at Our Lady and St. Kenelm, Stow.
THE SACRED PASCHAL TRIDUUM – HOLY (MAUNDY THURSDAY) 1st April. EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER: 7.30 PM Our Lady and St. Kenelm, Stow – No Watch this year.
GOOD FRIDAY. 2nd April. CELEBRATION OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD 3 pm (S) with reading of The Passion, the Solemn Intercessions, Adoration of the Cross (by Celebrant) and reception of Holy Communion.
HOLY SATURDAY 3rd April. 9 pm. THE EASTER VIGIL. 9 PM. Our Lady and St. Kenelm, Stow. 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 Baptism of Beth and 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. 4th April. 9 am Mass, Bourton on the Water. 10.30 Mass Our Lady and St. Kenelm, Stow.
‘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.