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Holy Week 2021


Holy Week marks the end of our Lenten journey and it is a very special and important week in the Church calendar.

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday marks the beginning Holy Week.  We remember Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem and the welcome that he received from the crowds of people that had gathered.

This year, Palm Sunday is celebrated on Sunday 28th March.


Scripture: Matthew 21:7-11

“They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them.  A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Hosanna in the highest!”

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”


Let Us Pray...

Lord Jesus,

On Palm Sunday we remember your triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

Please bless us during Holy Week.  Help us to welcome you into our hearts, today and always. Amen


Maundy Thursday

 On Maundy Thursday we remember the Last Supper; the final meal that Jesus shared with his Disciples before his death.



Matthew 26:21

“And while they were eating, he said,

“I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me.”


Matthew 26:26-29

“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying,

“Take and eat; this is my body.”

Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying,

“Drink from it, all of you, this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.  I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s kingdom.”


Let Us Pray...

Lord Jesus,

On Maundy Thursday we remember the last meal that you shared with your disciples.

Help us to remember this each time we experience Mass.

We thank you for the food and nourishment that you give to us each day.


Good Friday

On Good Friday we remember Jesus' journey as he carried his cross; his crucifixion and death.

Scripture: Matthew 27: 33-37

“They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. And sitting down, they watched over him there. Above his head they placed the written charge against him: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”


Matthew 27:50-52

“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.  At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.  The earth shook and the rocks split.”


Let Us Pray...

Lord Jesus,

On Good Friday we remember your crucifixion and death; the ultimate sacrifice that you made for us.

We pray for all those who are experiencing suffering, pain and loss at this time.  May they experience your comfort and love.


Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is a day of joy and celebration, as we remember Jesus' Resurrection.

This year, Easter Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday April 4th.


Scripture: Matthew 28: 1-2

“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.  There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.”


Mathew 28:5-7

“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.  Come and see the place where he lay.  Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and he is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’  Now I have told you.”


Let Us Pray...

Lord Jesus,

On Easter Sunday we remember your Resurrection and we rejoice.

We praise and thank you for all of the blessings that we receive each day.



When is Easter This Year? 2021 Date for Easter Sunday