Posts tagged Holy Week

Humility and Servanthood: Maundy Thursday Homily.

Why, on the night that Jesus institutes the Eucharist at the Last Supper, does he begin the evening by washing the disciples’ feet? What is the connection? Jesus has a way of taking the familiar and turning the meaning on its head. Echoed throughout his teaching is the lesson of humility: If you want to […]

Standing firm.

Yesterday, the readings of the office, seemed to be saying “Stand firm” or a least so it seemed to me. This morning an article on staying with the cross popped up on my facebook newsfeed. All this reminded me of an article I had read while doing my spiritual director training. By Peter Fenessy SJ, […]

Services on Easter Day

Easter Day Saturday 4 April Vigil Liturgy and First Mass of Easter 8:00pm Sunday 5 April Mass of the Day 11:15am During the Sacred Triduum members of all the communities at St Agnes celebrate together. There’s also a Mass in Polish on Easter Day at 1:00pm.

Services during Holy Week

Palm Sunday of Our Lord’s Passion Sunday 29 March Procession and Mass 4:00pm Mass starts in the hall Maundy Thursday Thursday 2 April Solemn Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00pm Good Friday Friday 3 April Solemn Liturgy of the Day 3:00pm During the Sacred Triduum members of all the communities at St Agnes celebrate […]

Let our souls take the place of the welcoming branches.

Today we will begin our mass in the hall of St Agnes in order to bless the palms and process around to the church. It is a short procession but despite this, in it we are accompanying our Lord as he enters Jerusalem. It is one of those bitter sweet moments, which seem to be […]

Holy Saturday: In the eye of the storm.

Neil and I were talking about the feeling of Holy Saturday, after praying the Office of Readings this morning. The reading from the Saints (below) uses beautiful imagery and it had made me think how we experience a hollowness, an emptiness on this part of Holy Week. At the same time, theologically speaking Christ has […]