St Agnes’ Church will be open for a vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, with the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, for a time from Friday 28 March to Saturday 29 March.

This is in response to the Holy Father’s request to establish a tradition, published through the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation. At St Agnes, there is already a happy tradition of an all-night vigil at around this time in Lent, and this can be aligned with Pope Francis’ request.

The event will start at 8pm on Friday with Exposition and continue through the night until Mass at 6am. There will be readings on the hour, and confessions will be heard from 8pm on Friday and after Mass on Saturday morning. The Vigil Mass for Sunday will be celebrated at 5:00pm on Saturday, and again confessions will be heard from 4:15pm.

While the official English version of the Council’s website in Italian is awaited, please use the Google translation.

If you are using Google Chrome, the Italian site can be translated into English fairly well by the browser.