29 March 2015 PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD

 

Mass Times for Easter Weekend

St Anne's

Thu 2nd April - HOLY THURSDAY
8.00pm MASS
Watching until midnight

Fri - GOOD FRIDAY
11.00am Morning Prayer
11.30am Walk of Witness to The Clock Tower
3.00pm Solemn Liturgy of The Lord’s Passion
7.00pm Meditation

Sat - HOLY SATURDAY
10.00am Morning Prayer
9.30pm Easter Vigil

St Elizabeth's

Thu - HOLY THURSDAY
7.00pm Mass
World Watching until 10.00pm

Fri - GOOD FRIDAY
10.00am - Stations of Cross & Penitential Service
3.00pm - Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Sat - HOLY SATURDAY
9.00pm Easter Vigil

 


Dear Parishioners

Our Lenten journey has brought us to Holy Week with the words from Psalm 22 setting the tone: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me. The suffering of Jesus confronts us unashamedly. He was flogged. He stumbled under the weight of the cross. Nails were driven into his hands. He was mocked and ridiculed. He was abandoned by his close friends and even felt abandoned by God his Father; yet in those last moments there was still a flicker of trust in God – Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want (Mark 14:36). What Holy Week homes in on is the suffering of humanity. In what happened to Jesus we recognize that God does not eradicate suffering – but God shares our pain and transforms it. We move from the shallow triumph of Palm Sunday, through the sadness of Maundy Thursday, to crucifixion and death on Good Friday. The end? No! Let’s always keep the extraordinary event of Easter Sunday, transformation and new life, in our minds and hearts and in our lives.

Fr Godric OSB.

 


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St Anne's Church
St Anne's Priory
23 Prescot Road, Ormskirk, Lancs, L39 4TG
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St Elizabeth's Church
St Elizabeth’s Presbytery,
10 Hall Road, Scarisbrick, L40 9QE
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