Parish News for Holy Week

March 30, 2023 by James Elston in Weekly News

This Sunday is Palm Sunday. Jesus enters Jerusalem to the cheers of the crowds waving palm branches but by Friday everything is different as the same crowd will be shouting for his crucifixion, and so we begin Holy Week.

Each year we follow in the footsteps of Jesus though his final days. It is a profound spiritual experience to immerse yourself in the liturgies that will unfold, and although it is a sacrifice to make time to be in church, you will be richly rewarded with a deeper joy in the Resurrection when we move from darkness to light at the Easter Vigil. 

Bishop’s Chrism Mass Tuesday 4th April
All are welcome to attend Bishop Jonathan’s Chrism Mass where all his priests gather to celebrate mass with him each Holy Week and the Holy Oils for the year are blessed. It is always a very moving mass so please do come. 11am in S.Andrew’s Church Holborn. Speak to Fr James for more details.

Help needed!
Please help prepare the church for Easter on Holy Saturday, 8th April at 10am. Fresh coffee and cake will be provided. Brass cleaners are particularly welcome and offers of homemade cake to sustain us will be gratefully received.

Messy Church
Wednesday 5th April 3-6pm at S.Paul’s Camden Square. Children’s crafts and Easter egg hunt with all age worship at 4.30pm followed by a shared meal. All free and all welcome.

Easter Day Lunch
Bring and Share lunch at S.Paul’s Camden Square following the 11.30am mass. All Welcome

Silent Prayer Group
The next meeting of the Silent Prayer Group at S. Paul’s Camden Square is on Thursday the 27th April at 1pm. All welcome.

A really beautiful 7mins film has been made about the S.Paul’s Woodland Garden Project. Please click here to watch.

Regular Giving
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Mass Times

Sunday 2nd April
Palm Sunday
Solemn Choral Mass with Blessing of Palms and Procession 9.30am followed by coffee

Monday 3rd April
Holy Monday
Solemn Mass with music and homily 6.30pm

Tuesday4th April
Holy Tuesday
Solemn Mass with music and homily 6.30pm

Wednesday 5th April
Holy Wednesday

Mass 11am at S.Paul’s followed by coffee

Solemn Mass with music and homily 6.30pm

Thursday 6th April
Maundy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper with choir followed by hour watch of prayer 7pm

Friday 7th April
Good Friday
Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion with the choir singing the S.John Passion by Victoria 12pm

Saturday 8th April
Easter Vigil
First Mass of Easter with choir followed by fizz 8pm

Sunday 9th April
Easter Day
Solemn Choral Mass 9.30am with music by Mozart 
Sung Mass at S.Paul’s 11.30am followed by Easter Lunch