Holy Week & Easter 2018


O Saviour of the world,
who by thy Cross and Precious Blood hast redeemed us;
Save us and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord.


Sunday, 25 March 2018: Palm Sunday

10:30 am Solemn Blessing of the Palms, Procession, and Solemn Mass with Singing of the Passion

Preacher: The Father Vicar
Prelude: Ah! Holy Jesu “Herzliebster Jesu” – Johannes Brahms
Mass: Missa in Dominicis Quadragesimae


Monday in Holy Week, 26 March 2018

6:00 pm Low Mass and Stations of the Cross


​Tuesday in Holy Week, 27 March 2018

6:00 pm Low Mass and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary


Wednesday in Holy Week, 28 March 2018

6:00 pm Low Mass and Stations of the Cross

9:00 pm Choral Compline

Anthem: Ave Verum Corpus – William Byrd
Sarum Antiphon: O Rex gloriose
Nunc Dimittis: Tone III.4 from the Sarum Tonale with Falsobordone – Orlando di Lasso


Maundy Thursday, 29 March 2018

6:15 pm Solemn Mass, followed by Procession to the Altar of Repose
Watch before the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight (Altar of Repose in Lady Chapel)

Preacher: Bishop Kevin Robertson
Prelude: Preludio from Sonata No. 3 – Alexandre Guilmant
Mass: Missa Tribus Vocibus – Christoph Dalitz (1988)

Motet: Victim Divine, thy grace we claim – Robert King (1709)

Confessions: 8:30 to 9:00 pm


Good Friday, 30 March 2018

10:00 am Stations of the Cross

10:30 am Solemn Liturgy and Mass of the Pre-Sanctified

Reproaches: John Botari
Veneration of the Cross: Faithful Cross – Healey Willan

6:30 pm Procession of Witness

Confessions: 9:30 to 10:00 am, and following the Solemn Liturgy


Holy Saturday, 31 March 2018

9:30 am Mattins and Litany

In the Holy Night, Saturday, 31 March 2018

9:00 pm The Great Vigil of Easter, followed by the First Mass of Easter

Mass: Missa Lux et Origo
Postlude: Procession Joyeux – E.A. Hovdesven

Confessions: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Easter Day, 1 April 2018

10:30 am Procession & Solemn Mass

Prelude: Adagio from Sonata seconda per trombetta sola e organo – Giovanni B. Viviani
Mass: Missa l’Hora Passa – Lodovico Viadana (c.1600)

Motets: This Joyful Eastertide – Dutch carol; Regina Caeli – Adrian Willaert (1555)
Postlude: March No. 1 from Suite in C Major – Henry Purcell