In these strange and difficult days, we find ourselves approaching Easter in a very different way. Thanks to the Oblate Communities in Bluebell and Leith, you may join us online for the Easter Triduum ceremonies this weekend. Please see below for a full schedule of events in each parish and how to tune in.
We also invite you to join us online everyday – we are doing our best to provide you with prayer, reflection and accompaniment over these days. Each morning at 10.00am, a member of the Oblate family presents a short morning prayer, a mediation on a piece of scripture of the day and a time of community for us to join in. Each evening at 7pm here on the website and 9.30pm on facebook, our Oblate communities in Kilburn and Darndale will bring us a short night prayer, and at this time we remember particularly the all the members of our community who are in isolation.
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Easter Triduum Schedule:
Our Lady of the Wayside, Bluebell, Dublin 12
Presider: Fr Dominick Zwierzychowski OMI
|Holy Thursday:||Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 6.30pm|
|Good Friday:||Passion of Our Lord, 3pm|
|Good Friday:||Way of the Cross, 6.30pm|
|Holy Saturday:||Easter Vigil, 6.30pm|
|Easter Sunday:||Mass, 10.15am|
St Mary, Star of the Sea Parish, Leith, Edinburgh:
Presiders Fr Martin Moran OMI & Fr Irvin Morastil OMI
|Holy Thursday:||Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00pm|
|Good Friday:||Passion of Our Lord, 3pm|
|Good Friday:||Stations of the Cross, 7:00pm|
|Holy Saturday:||Easter Vigil, 7:00pm|
|Easter Sunday:||Mass, 10.30am|
We also email out a short daily Lenten reflection each morning – you may sign up for that here.
Morning Prayer at 10.00am
Night Prayer at 7pm and 9.30pm (facebook)
Please share this information with family and friends. This year we are being given an unusual opportunity to share this time of Lent and Easter together. Why not invite your facebook friends to join you in tuning into our times of prayer and Easter services. Be assured of our prayers for you and your families at this time, and we look forward to the time when we can meet again in person.
If you are aware of anyone who does not have access to internet, please let them know that Easter ceremonies will be streamed live on both RTÉ and the BBC. Here are links to their schedules:
Holy Thursday 9 April
1640-1735 Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Father Joe Campbell CC, Mullingar, Diocese of Meath, to celebrate Mass in commemoration of the Last Supper and Christ’s agony in Gethsemane, from the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. (RTÉ One TV and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra / LW252 / Digital Radio platforms. The Mass will air on radio at the later time of 19.00.)
Good Friday 10 April
1500-1600 Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday. Live from the Cathedral of Christ the King, Father Derek Darby commemorates the Passion and death of Christ, observing full health and social distancing protocols. (RTÉ One TV & RTÉ Radio 1Extra/LW252)
22.00-2230 The Leap of Faith. Michael Comyn asks whether and how the Easter story continues to resonate with people in today’s Ireland
Holy Saturday 11 April
2200-2300 Easter Vigil Mass. Bishop Tom Deenihan of Meath celebrates the resurrection of Christ, with a vigil Mass in the Cathedral of Christ the King. Beginning with the lighting of the Paschal candle, the liturgy, which signifies the triumph of light over darkness and of life over death (RTÉ Two & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra/LW252).
Easter Sunday 12 April
1000-1100 Easter Sunday Mass. A Eurovision Mass, previously planned for Metz Cathedral, takes place instead in the Dominican Convent of Saint Jacques (Saint James the Great) in Paris, due to France’s COVID-related restrictions on indoor gatherings. Translation and commentary are by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP (RTÉ One & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra).
1100-1120 Urbi et Orbi: Pope Francis’ Easter Message. Pope Francis will deliver his Easter blessing To the city and the world with prayer
and encouragement by video link from within the Vatican. Translation and commentary by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP (RTÉ One).
LIVE Easter Sunday from Our Lady of the Wayside Bluebell at 10.15am
LIVE Easter Sunday from St Mary’s, Leith, Edinburgh at 10.30am
LIVE Easter Sunday from Sacred Heart Church, Kilburn at 10am
LIVE Easter Vigil Mass from Our Lady of the Wayside Bluebell
LIVE Easter Vigil Mass from St Mary, Star of the Sea, Edinburgh
Good Friday Devotions LIVE
7 Last Words
Our Lady of the Wayside, Bluebell
St Mary’s Leith