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Celebrating Holy Week

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We welcome all our parishioners and friends to join with us in celebrating this most important week in the Church Calendar when we commemorate the Passion, death and Resurrection of the Lord

Palm Sunday 25th March

Mass & Blessing of Palms 10 am, 11 am, 5.30 pm  (Cathedral)

Monday 26th March Mass 9 am (Blessed  Sacrament Chapel)

Tuesday 27th March Mass 9 am  (Blessed Sacrament Chapel) 

Stations of the Cross 7 pm  (Cathedral)

Eucharistic Ministers Workshop 7.30 pm

All Ministers will have received a letter about the above

Wednesday 28th March Mass 9am (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)

Chrism Mass 7pm (Cathedral)

At the Chrism Mass we bless the oils used in the celebration of Sacraments, in our parishes, for the year ahead. At this Mass priests will renew the promises made at their Ordination.  All those who are involved in the life of our parishes (Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Sacristans, those who serve on Pastoral Councils, finance committees, choirs, parish staff and all others) are invited to attend.  This celebration will take place on Wednesday 28th March at 7pm in St Mary’s Cathedral. Bishop Dermot invites you to come along to this Diocesan celebration. Following the celebration of Mass, there will be refreshments in the Cathedral Chapter House and all are welcome.

Holy Thursday 29th March Mass of the Lords Supper 7 pm (Cathedral)

Vigil in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel concluding with Night Prayer 10 pm

Good Friday 30th March Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3 pm (Cathedral)

Stations of the Cross 7pm (Cathedral)

Vigil around the Cross until 9 pm – Confessions during this time

Holy Saturday 31st March Easter Vigil 9 pm (Cathedral)

To foster a greater sense of community and to enhance the liturgical celebration of what the Roman Missal calls the ‘Mother of all Vigils’ , Bishop Dermot invites all the people of the Cathedral Parish along with the various religious communities to join him in a single celebration of the Easter Vigil this year. The Cathedral Parish Team are delighted to extend a céad míle fáilte to our friends from the Capuchin Friary and the Dominican Community in the Black Abbey along with their congregations. We pray that our celebration of the Lord’s resurrection together will further the bonds of communion and cooperation among us & deepen our faith in the  Risen Lord who calls us to be One Body in our witness to him.