EASTER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Maundy Thursday 29th March - Mass of the Last Supper - 7pm and Compline - 9pm
Good Friday 30th March - 3pm Solemn Liturgy of the Passion
Good Friday 30th March - 7.30pm - Stations of the Cross
Easter Saturday 31st March - 10am SWIECONA - Polish Easter Baskets
7pm in Church - Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday 1st April - (Mass times as normal)
Normal Mass Times
Saturday 5.00pm - Simple Liturgy - no Hymns or Chants - 35-40minutes duration.
Sunday 9.30am - Family Mass - Simple Liturgy - Hymns - 45-50minutes
Sunday 11.00am - Solemn Liturgy - Hymns & Chants - In depth homily - minimum 1 hour
All preaching is for adult hearing.
Holy Days of Obligation
10.00am & 7.30pm
Saturday – 11.30am (Appointments with Fr Jim)
In 2006 the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, with the approval of the Holy See on 13th July 2006, decreed that with effect from the first Sunday of Advent 2006, three of the present Holy Days of Obligation which are Solemnities of the Lord are transferred to Sundays. This means that the Epiphany, the Ascension of the Lord and Corpus Christi will now be celebrated on Sunday.
The current practice is retained with regard to other Holy Days of Obligation. That is, Christmas Day, the Apostles Peter and Paul, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and All Saints will continue as at present. With the exception of Christmas Day, the discipline in England and Wales is that when these days fall on a Saturday or Monday they are transferred to a Sunday.
The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei in 2008 confirmed that in Roman Rite, whichever form of the liturgy is being celebrated, the Holy Days of Obligation are held in common. Where the obligation has been transferred to the Sunday, the Epiphany of the Lord, the Ascension of the Lord and Corpus Christi, this is to be followed in both Ordinary and Extraordinary celebrations of the Mass.
Epiphany 7 Jan
Ascension 10 May
Corpus Christi 3 June
SS Peter & Paul 29 June
Assumption 15 August
All Saints 1 November
Christmas Day 25 December
Ash Wednesday 14 February
Palm Sunday 25 March
Good Friday 30 March
Easter Sunday 1 April
Pentecost Sunday 20 May
Trinity Sunday 27 May
Christ the King 25 November
First Sunday of Advent 2 December