Holy Week 2023
PALM SUNDAY (2nd April)
10.55am Palm Procession & Mass of the Passion
Procession begins at St Alphage Church Hall (Playfield Road).
Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey, and the crowds proclaim Him as king. Our joyful procession reenacts that journey.
MAUNDY THURSDAY (6th April)
8.00pm Mass of the Lord's Supper followed by the
Watch for one hour.
Jesus celebrates the Last Supper with his disciples.
He washes their feet, and gives them a new commandment to love one another.
He takes bread and wine and declares them to be His Body and Blood, thereby instituting the Holy Eucharist.
He then goes to the Garden of Gethsemane to watch and pray, and asks His disciples to do the same.
GOOD FRIDAY (7th April)
2pm - Celebration of the Passion of the Lord
Jesus is sentenced to death, and dies upon the Cross.
We hear the story, and respond with prayer. We Adore the Holy Cross, and receieve Holy Communion.
11am - Children's Service
HOLY SATURDAY (8 th April)
8pm - The Easter Vigil
Jesus passes from death to life!
We light a Fire and Candle, and give thanks to God for Christ, the light of the world. We hear the story of our salvation from the Bible, bless the Water in the font, and celebrate the First Mass of Easter.
EASTER SUNDAY (9th April)
11am- Parish Mass
He is not here, He has risen! The disciples discover the empty tomb. Jesus has risen from the dead - the Resurrection! We praise our Risen Lord, and thankfully receive His Body and Blood in Holy Communion.
8am - Holy Communion