SERVICES FOR EASTER- THE TRIDUUM
Please refer to the newsletter of the
individual church for details of Reconciliation services (Confession) & Stations of the Cross during Holy week.
EVENING MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER.
The Easter Triduum begins with Mass on Holy Thursday evening, when Jesus sacramentally
anticipated the gift he would make of himself on the cross. His command to serve others is dramatically recalled this night in the ceremony of the washing of the feet, which he performed in the
supper room for his disciples.
7.30 p.m Our Lady of Mercy & St Joseph,
7.30 p.m St Michael’s, Hythe
8.00 p.m St Teresa’s, Totton
Our Lady of Lourdes, New Milton
The Good Friday rites centre around the reading of the Passion of Jesus. With simple dignity that story
is retold, followed by prayers for the entire world, for this powerful mystery brings blessings to the world. On this day we are invited to venerate the cross. It is a day of fasting and quiet
11.00 a.m Stations of the Cross, St Teresa’s,
11.00 a.m Ecumenical walk of witness, Hythe
Celebration of the Lord's
3.00 p.m St Teresa’s, Totton.
3.00 p.m St Edward the Confessor,
p.m St Michael’s, Hythe.
3.00 p.m Our Lady of Mercy & St Joseph,
3.00 p.m Our Lady of Lourdes, New
8.00 p.m Tenabrae OLMSJ, Lymington
HOLY SATURDAY- THE
The Easter Vigil is the high point of the Easter triduum celebrating the passion and
resurrection of Jesus. The vigil opens with a service of light. The lighting of the fire and the Easter candle is a sign that Christ is “the light of the world,” and celebrates the victory of light over darkness that humanity has ever longed
Morning Prayers and office of readings Our Lady of Lourdes, New Milton
10.00 a.m. The blessing of the Easter food,or the
"Swieconka" Easter Basket tradition
dear to the heart of every Pole.
Our Lady of Lourdes, New Milton
11.00 a.m. The Blessing of the Easter Food
(Polish) OLMSJ, Lymington.
The Easter Vigil
7.00 p.m. Easter Vigil St Teresa's, Totton
7.30 p.m. Easter Vigil, St Bernard's,
8.00 p.m. Easter Vigil, OLMSJ, Lymington
9.00 a.m. St Bernard's, Holbury
9.00 a.m. St Edward the Confessor, Lyndhurst
9.00 a.m. St Francis, Milford on Sea
10.00 a.m. St Anne's, Brockenhurst
10.00 a.m. Our Lady of Lourdes, New Milton
10.30 a.m. OLMSJ, Lymington
10.30 a.m. St Teresa's, Totton
11.00 a.m. St Michael's, Hythe
THERE WILL NOT BE A 6PM MASS AT ST ANNE'S ON EASTER SUNDAY
HOLY PLACES COLLECTION
In most Catholic parishes around the world, a Good Friday Collection will be taken up to aid Christian parishes and their
outreaches in the Holy Land. This initiative has been an annual tradition in the Church since its institution by Blessed Pope Paul VI.
According to Paul VI, the collection was created “not only for the Holy Places but above all for those pastoral, charitable,
educational, and social works which the Church supports in the Holy Land for the welfare of their Christian brethren and of the local communities.”
The unforgettable faces of thousands of children and teens, fleeing violence and persecution in Syria and Iraq, continue to
challenge us. The small Christian presence in the Middle East has great need of the support and attention of the entire Church.