ASH WEDNESDAY, HOLY WEEK AND EASTERTIDE  

 
2017 
 
ASH WEDNESDAY 1ST MARCH DAY OF FAST AND ABSTINENCE 
08.40 Morning Prayer 
09.00 Mass with distribution of Ashes. All Junior Classes attending Mass 
12.00 Mass with distribution of Ashes 
Afternoon Infant Assembly in school, with distribution of Ashes 
 
PALM SUNDAY 9th April 
Blessing and distribution of palms at each Holy Mass 
Sat. 6.15pm, Sunday 08.00 and 10.30 Palm Procession and Sung Mass with Children's Liturgy. 
 
Monday and Wednesday 
Morning Prayer at 08.40 followed by Holy Mass. 
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 09.30-12.00. 
 
Tuesday 
Morning Prayer at 09.30 followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 11.45. Holy Mass at 12 noon. 
 
Wednesday 
As above for Wednesday 
PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUNGER MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY AND THOSE WHO ARE HOME FROM UNIVERSITIES TO GO TO THE CHRISM MASS ON 12TH APRIL 
Chrism Mass at Christ The King Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. 7.30pm. 
 
HOLY TRIDUUM 
Maundy Thursday 13TH April 
Morning Prayer at 09.30 
Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament 09.45 -12.00 
Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7.30pm. 
Watching with the Blessed Sacrament up to 10.00pm with Night Prayers. 
Rosary at 9.00pm. 
 
Good Friday 14th April: DAY OF FAST AND ABSTINENCE 
Morning Prayer at 9.00am 
Divine Mercy Novena - Day 1 
Stations of the Cross 10.30am 
Walk of Witness from St Laurence's to St Mary's 
THE LORD'S PASSION - 3.00pm 
 
 
Easter Saturday 15th April 
Morning Prayer at 9.30am with Novena to Divine Mercy. 
11.00am Confessions until 12.00 noon. 
12.00 Blessing of Paschal Food for the Polish, Ukrainian, Slovak and Russian Communities. 
8.00pm Easter Vigil with bonfire in garden. 
 
Easter Sunday 16th April 
08.00 Mass and 10.30 Mass with Children's Liturgy. Polish Mass at 14.00 
 
Easter Monday 17th April 
Morning Prayer at 9.40am with Novena to Divine Mercy. 
Holy Mass at 10.00am 
Divine Mercy Sunday - 23rd April - Special Divine Mercy Service 
Sacred Heart Church, Brooke Street, Chorley. PR6 ONG. 
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 
3.00pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy, followed by Rosary and individual Confessions. 
Holy Mass at approx. 3.45pm. 
 
Easter Services of Reconciliation 
INDIVIDUAL CONFESSIONS AND INDIVIDUAL ABSOLUTIONS 
Sunday (tbc) St Gregory's Weld Bank, Chorley. PR7 3NW, at 3.00pm. 
Monday (tbc), Sacred Heart Brooke Street, Chorley. PR6 ONG, at 7.00pm. 
Tuesday (tbc) , St Mary's Mount Pleasant, Chorley. PR7 2SR, at 7.00pm. 
Languages: English, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Italian, French, Spanish, German 
 
 
Sick and House bound 
Would Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion inform Fr Marsden a.s.a.p. if anyone would like Confession at home or in Nursing/Care Homes. 
Palms and newsletters for the sick and housebound, available in the sacristy (palms already made into a Cross).  
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