Maundy Thursday



Holy Thursday – 09th April 2020
  Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper - 7:30 p.m.

Themes/Thoughts: Today we celebrate Christ’s twofold giving of himself, (1), to his enemies, to die on the cross for the life of the world. He is the paschal victim, whose blood saves his people. (2), to his friends, and disciples, his Church – that is, to us – in the sacrament of his body and blood. If we want to belong to Christ, we must follow his example of self-giving and of service – ‘washing one another’s feet’. We must be willing and ready to say with Christ, about our own selves : ‘This is my body which is given up for you’. The whole purpose of today’s liturgy is to enable us to make this self-giving the real motivation for our lives.

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper is celebrated in the evening, at a convenient hour, with the full participation of the whole local community and with all the priests and clergy exercising their ministry.

Readings:  Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14    Psalm 115    1 Cor. 11:23-26   John 13:1-15

Psalm 115:  The blessing-cup that we bless is a communion with the blood of Christ.
Liturgy Hymn Number Hymn 1st line
Entrance:   749 The Servant King
Gloria:   1013 Glory to God -  (Daniel L. Schutte)
Washing of the Feet:   245 Faith, Hope and Love
Offertory:   248 An Upper Room
Sanctus:   1014 Holy, Holy, Holy - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Agnus Dei:   1019 Lamb of God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Communion: 613 / 622 Holy Gifts / Bread of life from heaven
Recessional:   676 Now the day has drawn to ending
Processing to the place of exposition   247 / 246 Pange, lingua, gloriosi / Tantum ergo Sacramentum (Of the glorious body telling)


  Good Friday


Good Friday - 10th April 2020
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion -- 03:00 p.m.

Themes/Thoughts: In this celebration of the passion and death of the Lord we listen to the words of scripture and strive to understand the true meaning of his sufferings and the mind that was in him; we pray with his spirit for the needs of the whole world; we worship the cross as the symbol of his triumph; we enter into sacramental communion with him who is our Saviour and our Life.

Readings:  Isaiah 52:13-53:12     Psalm 30    Hebrews 4:14-16;5:7-9    John 18:1-19.42       

Psalm 30:   Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.
Times (3:00 pm start):  Service   
First Reading: Isaiah 52:13-53:11
Psalm 30: Father, into your hands I commend my spirit
Second Reading: Hebrews 4:14-16;5:7-9
Gospel acclamation: Glory and praise to you, O Christ
Gospel: The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ – John 18:1-19:42
  General Intercessions
Veneration of the Cross:  Celebrant/Cantor: This is the wood of the cross on which our redeemer hung.
Response (All): Come, come, let us adore, come, come, let us adore, the saviour, of the world.
Communion follows:    
Hymns during  Veneration/Communion:
(these  may vary on the day)
756 When I survey the wondrous cross
  The Old Rugged Cross
225 Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (NOT the last verse please!)
253  Jesus Remember me – Taize

We depart the church in Silence, please, there is  NO final hymn


Stations of the Cross follow this Good Friday Service:

Stations accompanied by - Hymn 223 At the cross his station keeping (Stabat Mater).

 Easter he has risen Alleluia


Holy Saturday –– 11th April 2020
The Easter Vigil -- 7:30 p.m.

Themes/Thoughts: In accord with ancient tradition, this night is one of vigil for the Lord. The Gospel of Luke is a reminder to the faithful to have their lamps burning ready, to be like men awaiting their master’s return, so that when he arrives he will find them wide awake and seat them at his table.

The Service of Light: Celebrant: Lumen Christi    (R)All: Deo Gratias 
The Easter Proclamation:     Exultet – Cantor
Liturgy of the Word follows:    

First Reading (Genesis 1:1 - 2:2) – Reader: tbc

Psalm 103:1-2.5-6.10.12-14.24.35 R.cf.v30 - sung Cantor: BH[Laudate psltr. pg.33 top tune]

 Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.

Third Reading (Exodus 14:15 - 15-1) - Reader: tbc

Psalm – Exodus 15:1-6. 17-18 R.v1 - sung Cantor: HDH [Laudate psltr. pg.35 bottom tune]

I will sing to the Lord, glorious his triumph. 

Seventh Reading (Ezekiel 36:16-28) - Reader: tbc

Psalm 41/42 Psalm 41:3. 5; 42:3. 4. r. 41:2  - Sung Cantor: MHL [Text © tbc ]

Like the deer that yearns for running streams.

Commencement of Mass
Gloria:  1013 Glory to God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
First Reading:   A letter from St. Paul to the Romans 6:3-11
Psalm 117:  

Psalm 117:1-2. 16-17.22-23

 'Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia' Cantor:MHL

Gospel and homily:   Gospel 24: 1 – 12
Liturgy of Baptism:    
Blessing of Water:  512  Water of Life
Offertory:  278 Now the green blade riseth  
Sanctus: 1014 Holy, Holy, Holy -  (Daniel L. Schutte)
Agnus Dei: 1019 Lamb of God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Communion: 883a Christ be our Light  (Easter Vigil Words)
Recessional Hymn:  267 Jesus Christ is ris'n today


Easter Changes everything


Easter Sunday (C) – 12th April 2020 - 10.30 a.m.

Themes/Thopughts: Alleluia! This Mass is our Alleluia; our song of praise to the risen Christ who is our life and whose triumph over death we proclaim to all the world.

Readings:  Acts 10:34.37-43               Psalm 117            Colossians 3:1-4                                       (or 1 Corinthians 5:6-8)    John 20:1-9

Psalm 117:  This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad.

Liturgy Hymn Number Hymn 1st line
Entrance: 281 Easter Alleluia!
Gloria: 1013 Glory to God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Offertory: 269 At the Lamb's high feast we sing
Sanctus: 1014 Holy, Holy, Holy - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Agnus Dei: 1019 Lamb of God - (Daniel L. Schutte)
Communion: 286 This joyful Eastertide &/or Solo
Recessional: 287 Thine be the Glory


Easter he is Risen


Psalms 104:33 - I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

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