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Holy Week and Easter Services

Join us as we mark Holy Week and Easter with a number of special services. We’ve listed some highlights below and our full schedule can be viewed by clicking here.

Sunday 14th April | 11am

A procession from the Cathedral garden with Blessed Palms precedes this Solemn Choral Mass, which will include a sung reading of the Passion gospel.

Sunday 14th April | 7.30pm

The word Tenebrae is Latin for “shadows” and refers to the gradual extinguishing of candles and lights as this service proceeds. The choir will sing responsories from Poulenc, followed by Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere mei, Dues.

Wednesday 17th April | 7.30pm

Clergy accompanied by their Parish Communities from across the Archdiocese will gather together to renew their commitment to Priestly Service. Holy Oils used for the administration of the sacraments will blessed at this service.

Maundy Thursday 18th April | 7.30pm

At this Mass, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP will wash the feet of twelve of the congregation in imitation of Christ as we commemorate the Lord's Supper. We conclude with Watching and Night Prayer at 10pm.

Good Friday, 19th April | 3pm

With sung Passion followed by Veneration of the Cross and Confession.
A separate Children's Liturgy of the Word will take place at this service led by a member of the Cathedral Clergy.

Holy Saturday, 20th April | 9pm

We mark the beginning of Easter with one of the most symbolic services of the Cathedral's liturgical year. This service will begin in complete darkness before light is gradually added, symbolising the light of God.

Easter Sunday, 21st April | 11am

Join us for one of the most important Masses of the liturgical year as we come together to celebrate Christ's resurrection.

Easter Sunday, 21st April | 3pm

Join us for music and prayer as we conclude Easter Day. Choral Evening Prayer will begin in the Baptistry, symbolizing the importance of water in the celebration of the resurrection and life of the Church.

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