Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 13 April  *10.30 – 11.30am and 5.15 – 5.45pm
Monday 15th April 10.30am (after Mass)
Thursday 18th April  10 – 11am
Saturday 20th April  9.30 – 10.45am
Please help by coming to the Sacrament of Reconciliation early in the week.

* includes Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Passion (Palm) Sunday – 14th April

Saturday 13 April – 6.00 pm. Vigil Mass Sunday 14 April 9am & 11am

Today we recall Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and Mark’s Passion is proclaimed.
Palms will be blessed at every Mass but please bring greenery to be blessed as well. Children are asked to bring greenery for the procession at every Mass.

Stations of the Cross – Sunday at 4pm

Liturgies During Holy Week

Monday 15th April 10am Mass
10.30 – 11.30am Sacrament of Reconciliation

Tuesday 16th April 9am (note earlier time)
(12 noon Chrism Mass at Westminster Cathedral)

Wednesday 17th April No Mass

SACRED TRIDUUM
Holy (Maundy) Thursday – 18th April

Church closed for preparation 3pm—7pm

8.00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Watching at the Altar of Repose until Midnight Lenten Alms will be collected as you enter this Mass.

Good Friday – 19th April (Day of Fasting and Abstinence) 9.30 am Ecumenical Walk of Witness
Meet at St Mary’s Church, The Walk. Walk ends at Potters Bar Baptist Church with a short ALL AGE service and refreshments.

3.00 pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

(Traditional retiring collection for the Holy Places)

There is a parallel liturgy for primary-school-age children in the hall. Parents should bring their children to the hall by 2.50pm at the latest.

7.30 pm Stainer’s Crucifixion for Good Friday

At Potters Bar URC, Darkes Lane. Sung by an ecumenical group from Churches Together in Potters Bar.

Holy Saturday – 20th April

9.30 – 10.45am Sacrament of Reconciliation
11am Blessing of Easter Food
This short service is a tradition of Poland and other countries. There are various traditions, but you are invited to bring a small basket of Easter Food lined with a white cloth.
The foods in the baskets have a symbolic meaning:

An egg – symbolise life and Christ’s resurrection Bread – symbolises Jesus, the Bread of Life
Salt – represents purification
Sausage – symbolic of great joy and abundance. (all are very welcome)

8.00 pm Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter.

Blessing of Easter Fire & Candle, Vigil of Readings, Adult Baptisms, Confirmations and First Mass of Easter.
Followed by refreshments in Parish Hall.

EASTER SUNDAY – 21 April

9am & 11am Mass with Baptisms, Renewal of Baptismal Promises & Sprinkling with Easter Water.

Easter Week 22 – 28 April

Monday 22 Mass at 10am

Tuesday 23 Mass at 10am

Wednesday 24 Mass at10am

Thursday 25 No Mass

Friday 26 Mass at 10am

Saturday 27 Mass at 10am attended by Lent Retreat groups

 

Sunday 28 April – Low Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Mass at 6pm (Sat), 9am & 11am

2.30pm Divine Mercy Devotions

Including Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Divine Mercy Prayers