HOLY WEEK 2018
Palm Sunday: The great week of the Christian year begins on Sunday next, 25th March – Passion (Palm) Sunday – with our regular Sunday schedule of Masses. Palms will be blessed at all Masses next weekend. The parish celebration of Reconciliation (Confessions) in preparation for Easter will take place in St. Patrick’s on Palm Sunday evening at 7.30pm. Canon Shane McCaughey from Lough Egish will offer the introductory reflection and we will be joined by priests from neighbouring parishes.
The Easter Triduum (three days) is celebrated from the evening of Holy Thursday until Easter Sunday evening.
HOLY THURSDAY (29th March) – Evening Masses of the Lord’s Supper - Ballintra & Tullycorbet at 6pm. & St. Patrick’s at 8pm. The Mass in St. Patrick’s (8pm.) will have the Washing of the Feet and the procession to the Altar of Repose. On this night Jesus invites us to “Wait here, and keep watch with me” – and so we are encouraged to return to St. Patrick’s and spend some time in quiet prayer at the Altar of Repose on this Holy Thursday night – concluding with Night Prayer at 11pm. The Trócaire Offerings will be gathered at the Evening Masses on Holy Thursday. Eucharistic Ministers will bring Holy Communion to parishioners in their own homes after Masses in each of the areas on Holy Thursday evening.
GOOD FRIDAY (30th March) – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in St. Patrick’s at 3pm & 7.30pm.
HOLY SATURDAY (31st March) – Easter Vigil in St. Patrick’s 8pm.