Categories: General
      Date: Mar 28, 2018
     Title: Easter message and Parish Mass/Services 2018
Time to wrap ourselves in Easter hope – Bishop Leahy

Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has urged people across the diocese to use this “extra special Easter” for Ireland to make sure Easter doesn’t slip by as simply a long weekend of amusement with no deeper meaning.

Speaking ahead of the Easter weekend, which tens of thousands of Limerick people will mark by going to Good Friday services, Easter Sunday Mass and other festivities, Bishop Leahy appealed to families to make this special weekend their beginning for the World Meeting of Family celebrations and visit of Pope Francis to Ireland later this year.

“Easter is one of the great celebrations annually of family.  We gather at Easter in a way that otherwise really only happens every year at Christmas.  We travel distance for it, dine together, set time aside to spend time with each other. It can be a real opportunity for quality time together. That’s why I believe it’s important to build participation in Church ceremonies into it”

“For the family of the Church, this is such an important Easter because it can be the beginning for our build up to the Pope’s visit in five months’ time. Indeed, the Pope’s visit illustrates the importance of family here in Ireland as he would not be coming here were it not for the World Meeting of Families, an event he selected Ireland to host, which also says something about the importance of family to us.”

He continued:   “Easter is all about a new beginning.  It’s the wonderful message of the Risen Lord, about renewal, about there always being an opportunity to start afresh.  About always having hope. Pope Francis has a great phrase: ‘don’t let yourselves be robbed of hope’. That’s what Easter is about.

“I often think of Pope Francis’ Easter story, where he tells of being a young boy and the effect the Good Friday Ceremony had on him.  He talks of being brought to the service by his grandmother and how the resurrection of Christ two days later instilled in him the great message of hope.

“I would hope that as we approach this Easter, we all take on board that message of hope.  Certainly from a Church’s perspective, I would love to see parents accompany their families to the ceremonies to enjoy the joy of the Risen Lord and the hope of the Easter message.”

 

EASTER CEREMONIES – 2018

 

ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL

Chrism Mass: 7.00 pm Wednesday

Holy Thursday:        10am 5.45 pm Mass 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Adoration and Nightly Prayer

Good Friday:  10.00 am, 3.00 pm, 6.00 pm Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday:            10.00 am 9.00 pm (Vigil) confession 10.30 am -11.30 am

Easter Sunday:            8.00 am, 10.30 am, 12.00 noon & 7.00 pm

 

ST JOSEPH'S

Holy Thursday:           5.45 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by confession and adoration

Good Friday:  3.00 pm Passion and Veneration of the Cross followed by Confession

Holy Saturday:            9.00 pm Easter Vigil   

Easter Sunday:            10.00 am, 11.30 am & 5.30 pm

 

ST MICHAEL'S

Holy Thursday:           As St. John’s

Good Friday:  As St. John’s

Holy Saturday:            9.00 pm Easter Vigil in St. John’s Cathedral

Easter Sunday:            10.00 am (As Gaeilge)   4.30pm Mass

 

ST MARY'S

Holy Thursday:           7.30 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper  

Good Friday:  3.00 pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion at.  Stations of the Cross at 7.30 pm

Holy Saturday:            9.00 pm Easter Vigil in St. John’s Cathedral

Easter Sunday:            6.15 am Dawn Mass on the banks of

Athlunkard Boat Club            9.30 am & 11.00 am

 

ST MUNCHIN'S /ST LELIA’S

Holy Thursday:           7.00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday:  9.30 am Stations the Way of the Cross St Munchin’s, 10.15 am St Lelia’s, Passion 3.00 pm

Holy Saturday:            10.00 am Confessions, Easter Vigil 9.00 pm St Munchin’s

Easter Sunday:            10.15 am St Camillus’ Hospital Chapel, 10.30 am St Lelia’s Church, and 11.30 am St Munchin’s.

 

ST PATRICK'S (Dublin Road)/ ST BRIGID’S

Holy Thursday:           7.30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament finishing with night prayer in St. Brigids.

Good Friday:  3.00 pm Liturgy of the Passion St Brigid’s, Stations of the Cross 7.00 pm St Patrick’s

Holy Saturday:            9.00 pm Easter Vigil St Brigid’s

Easter Sunday:            11.30 am St Brigid’s, 12.30 pm St Patrick’s

 

ST PAUL'S (Dooradoyle)

Holy Thursday:           7.30 pm Mass of the Lords Supper

Good Friday:  3.00 pm Passion 7.30 pm Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday:            8.00 pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday:            11.00 am & 12.15 pm

 

ST SAVIOUR'S (Glentworth Street)

Holy Thursday:           Mass of the Lord’s Supper 6.00 pm

Good Friday:  Good Friday Liturgy 3.00 pm

Holy Saturday:                       

Easter Sunday:            1.00 pm

 

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE [Roxboro]

Holy Thursday:           6.00 pm Mass of the Lords Supper

Good Friday:  3.00 am Passion & Veneration of the Cross, 6.00 Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday:            9.00 pm Easter Vigil  

Easter Sunday:            11.00 am

 

OUR LADY OF LOURDES [Ballinacurra]

Holy Thursday:           7.30 pm Mass of the Lords Supper

Good Friday:  3.00 pm Passion 7.30 pm Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday:            7.30 pm Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday:            11.00am

 

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY [Ennis Road]

Holy Thursday:           10.00 am Morning Prayer, 6.00pm Mass of the Lords Supper-Church remains open until 10.00pm

Good Friday:  10.00 am Morning Prayer, 10.30 am Outdoor Way of the Cross 3.00pm Liturgy and 7.30pm Way of the Cross

Holy Saturday:            10.00 am Morning Prayer, 9.00pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday:            10.00 am & 11.30 am

 

HOLY FAMILY (Southill)

Holy Thursday:           9 00pm Mass of the Lords Supper

Good Friday:  3.00pmVeneraton of Cross

Holy Saturday:            7.00pm Celebration of Light

Easter Sunday:            12.00 noon

 

CHRIST THE KING (Caherdavin)

Holy Thursday:           10.00 am Morning Prayer, 10.30 am Confession,

6.30 pm Mass followed by vigil by Altar of Repost, 9.00 pm Closing Prayer

Good Friday:  10.00 am Morning Prayer, 1.30 pm -2.30 pm Confessions,

3.00 pm Passion followed by confessions, 6.00 pm Indoor Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday:            10.00 am Morning Prayer, 10.30 am Confessions, 9.00 pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday:            10.30 am 12.00 noon 

 

CORPUS CHRISTI (Moyross)

Holy Thursday:           Mass of the Last Supper 7.00 pm

Good Friday:  Stations: The Way of the Cross 9.15 am, Passion 3.00 pm

Holy Saturday:            Confessions 10.00 am, Easter Vigil 9.00 pm

Easter Sunday:            11.00 am

 

OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS (Milford, Castletroy)

Holy Thursday:           10.00 am Morning Prayer 7.30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration

Good Friday:  10.00 am Morning Prayer 3.00 pm Passion 7.30 pm stations of cross

Holy Saturday:            10.00 am Morning Prayer 9.00pm Vigil 11.00 am-1.00 pm Confession (and on request)

Easter Sunday:            9.00 am 10.30 am 12.00 noon (no evening mass)

 

ST NICHOLAS (Westbury)

Holy Thursday:           9.45 am Morning Prayer (St Munchin’s chapel) 7.00 Lord’s Supper followed by adoration

Good Friday:  9.45 am Morning Prayer (St Munchin’s chapel) 3.00 pm Passion 7.30 pm Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday:            9.45 am Morning Prayer (St Munchin’s chapel) 9.00 pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday:            6.15 am Dawn Mass Shannon Fields 10.30 am (St Nicholas) 12.00 noon (St Munchin’s chapel)

 

 

AUGUSTINIANS [O’Connell Street]

Holy Thursday:           4.00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday:  12.00 (Noon)—Stations of the Cross Good Friday Liturgy at 4.00 pm, Taize Service at 5pm

7.00 pm Tenebrae Service around the Cross

Holy Saturday:            9.00 pm Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday:            9.00 am Mass & 11.15 am (no evening Mass).

 

REDEMPTORISTS [South Circular Road]

Holy Thursday:           10.00 am Morning Prayer, Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.15 pm, Night Prayer 10.00 pm

Good Friday:  10.00 am Morning Prayer, Way of the Cross 4.00 pm, Mass of the Lords’ Passion 7.15 pm, 10.00 pm Prayer around the Cross

Holy Saturday:            10.00 am, Morning Prayer Easter Vigil in the Holy Night 4.30 am followed by a Easter Breakfast

Easter Sunday:            8.00 am, 12 noon (Children’s Liturgy), 7.15 pm (Candlelight Mass)

Holy Week Confessions, 10.30 am – 7.15 pm

 

CRATLOE

Holy Thursday:           7.30 pm Eve Mass of Lords Supper St John’s followed by adoration

Good Friday:  3.00 pm passion 7.30 pm (Sixmilebridge)

Holy Saturday:            9.00 pm St John’s Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday:            Dawn Mass at the grotto 6.00 am - Sixmilebridge 10.00 am St. John’s 11.30 am

 

DONOGHMORE, KNOCKEA and ROXBORO

Holy Thursday:           7.00 pm Donoghmore 8.00 pm Knockea

Good Friday:  3.00 pm Donoghmore

Holy Saturday:            7.00 pm Donaghmore 8.00 pm Knockea Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday:            10.00 am Donaghmore 11.00 am Knockea 12.30 pm Roxboro

 

MUNGRET, CRECORA, RAHEEN

Holy Thursday:           Mass of the Lords Supper – Crecora 8.00 pm, Raheen 7.30 pm

Altar of Repost: Crecora & Raheen until 10.00 pm

“Watch & Pray” – Reflection & Prayers before end of Adoration,

Good Friday:  Raheen – Liturgy of the Passion 3.00 pm

Mungret – Liturgy of the Passion 3.00 pm

Stations of the Cross – Raheen 7.30 pm

Holy Saturday:            Confessions – Raheen 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm, Crecora 11.30 am – 12 noon

Easter Vigil – Crecora 9.00 pm, Raheen 9.00 pm

Easter Sunday:            Raheen – 11.00 am & 12.30 pm

Mungret – 11.30 am

Crecora – 10.00 am

 

MONALEEN

Holy Thursday:           7.00 pm

Good Friday:  11.00 am -12.00 noon Confessions, Passion 3.00 pm, Stations of the Cross 7.00 pm,

Holy Saturday:            9.00 pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday:            10.00 am & 11.30 am

 

PARTEEN  & MEELICK

Holy Thursday: 7.30pm Meelick adoration til 9

Good Friday: 3.00 Parteen and  stations of the cross 7.30pm Meelick

Holy Saturday:  9.00pm Parteen

Easter Sunday:  10.30 Parteen 12.00 Meelick