Private/Individual Prayer only
Will resume after Holy Week
Monday & Tuesday:
Wednesday: 7:30 am, 12 noon, 7:00 pm
Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 8.00pm
Friday: Stations of the Cross for families, 10.00am
Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, 12 noon & 3:00 pm
Saturday: Easter Vigil Celebration 8.30pm
Sunday: 9am, 11 am (also livestreamed), 6pm
28th March 2021
Palm Sunday/Holy Week
How deep is your Love?
And so our Lenten journey has brought us to Holy Week. These seven days make up the week to which all other weeks in the Church year lead – the revelation in all its drama of God’s total and unconditional love for us through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and his triumph over death in the resurrection. It is as if we feel God’s heart beating next to ours in these most powerful days.
This week shows us the drama of our human story, of our journey with God. From the honeymoon excitement of the adoring crowds welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to the intimacy of the Last Supper, from the trials and tempests of Good Friday through the emptiness of Holy Saturday to the incredible joy of the Resurrection. The whole point is that we are invited to be active participants in this drama, not passive spectators from afar. I would like to really encourage you to participate in every one of the main celebrations you can this week, whether in person in the church or via livestream. When we make the effort to be close to Jesus this week, we can be touched and transformed by the depth of his love and sacrifice for us. One way to go deeper this week is to think about what you are struggling with in your own life at the moment and learn from the lessons which Jesus teaches during these days. If, for example, you are struggling with pride, see how Jesus at every step witnesses to the power of humility – from the lowly donkey he rides on Palm Sunday, to washing the disciples’ feet at the Last Supper and then his total self-sacrifice on Good Friday. Or perhaps for you it’s forgiveness, anger or self-control… Let Jesus be your teacher this week to help you become more like him. As always, the more you give, the more you will receive in this week of grace, growth and glory!
There will be some things that we are not able to do this year in Holy Week because of the ongoing coronavirus restrictions, such as the washing of the feet or the kissing of the cross, but we will absolutely be able to celebrate the essence of it all – the life-changing, world-changing love of God revealed to us in Jesus Christ. He asks us this week, “How deep is your love for me?”
Here below are the details of all our Holy Week services
“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
St. Maximillian Kolbe