Easter Services 2019

Dear Friends in Christ 

Holy Week is unique in the experience of the Church. From Palm Sunday to the Day of Resurrection (Easter) those who determine to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and his first disciples will find themselves slowly entering a realm unlike any they have known before. 

Each day - and consequently each liturgy - takes on its own unique form and character in the drama of the story of our Lord's passion, death, and resurrection. It is indeed a journey. Like the pilgrims of ancient days, it is my hope that as you journey with us at St Gregory's you will deepen and enrich your own spirituality.

Holy Week is not just for adults! The liveliness and diversity of the week especially speaks to children and helps them to see, hear, smell, and touch something of who Jesus was, who he is, and who he longs to be in their own lives. 

I invite you to enter into the drama the Church has come to call Holy Week. Day by day, step by step, join us as we walk the path that Jesus walked. In doing so, may God strengthen your faith, kindle your hope and renew your love. 

Palm Sunday 14 April 

Today we follow Jesus on his journey, singing joyful praises to the king and so enter into his suffering during Holy Week

Masses: Saturday 6pm; Sunday 8.30am and 10.30am 


Tuesday 16 April 

An opportunity to receive the gift of mercy 

Reconciliation Service 7.30pm 


THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM 

Holy Thursday 18 April 

Today we enter into the sacred drama of Jesus' final days allowing ourselves to be shaped by his great mystery of love. 

Mass of the Lord's Supper 7.30pm

Exposition until 10pm

 
Good Friday 19 April 

The sombre feeling of this day reflects our recognition of what God has done for us.

Celebration of the Lord's Passion 3pm

Children's liturgy in the hall 3pm

Stations of the Cross led by confirmation candidates 7.30pm 


Holy Saturday 20 April 

From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky, Lord we lift your name on high! 

Easter Vigil 8pm 

With blessings of fire and font 


Easter Sunday 21 April 

Christ is Risen! Alleluia! 

Masses: 8.30am and 10.30am