Pope Benedict XVI

"Beauty... is not mere decoration, but rather an essential element of the liturgical action, since it is an attribute of God Himself and His revelation."
(Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis, 35)

27 March 2012

Hebdomadae Sanctae/ Holy Week

Hebdomadae Sanctae/ Holy Week
This year, the first time since the introduction of the novus ordo, the ceremonies of the Triduum will be done in Kilkenny in accordance with those in effect in the 1962 Missal. 

All the liturgies will be sung in Gregorian chant. Missalettes will be available in English/Latin.

Holy Week:

1st of April - 2nd Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday) - Blessing of Palms, Procession and Solemn High Mass. 4pm St. Patrick's Church, College Rd., Kilkenny.

The Sacred Triduum:

5th of April - Holy Thursday. Sung Mass, removal of the Blessed Sacrament to the altar of repose, adoration until midnight. 
5pm Foulkstown Church*, Kilkenny. 

6th of April - Good Friday - 3.30pm Foulkstown Church*, Kilkenny.

7th of April - Easter Vigil & Solemn High Mass - 11.30pm St. Patrick's Church, College Rd., Kilkenny.

* Foulkstown Church & cemetery is located just outside the city on the Waterford Rd (N10).

PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO 5pm Low Mass on Easter Sunday.

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