Services and Activities Holy Week 2018

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St. Edward’s, Kettering

St. Edward's Altar Cross with the word Hope

Maundy Thursday

9.00am Prayer during the day and The Lamentations
6.15-7.30pm Malayalam Blessing of Food (Church Hall)
8.00pm Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Renewal of Commitment by Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist)
11.00pm Tenebrae followed by watching at the Altar of Repose until midnight.

Good Friday

9.00am Prayer During the day and The Lamentations
11.00amStations of The Cross (Malayalam)
3.00pm Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord
7.30pm Stations of the Cross

Walk of Witness, Kettering

11.00am Parishioners please join at SS Peter and Paul to walk to Toller United Reform Church, Gold Street for an Open Air service.

Holy Saturday

8.00am Tenebrae
9.00am Prayer during the day and The Lamentations
10.30am Confessions
12.45pm, 1.05pm, 1.25pm Polish Blessing of Food for the Easter Table
7.00pm Confessions
9.00pm Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter (Refreshments in the hall afterwards)

Easter Sunday

8.00am Mass
10.30am Mass
1.00pm Polish Mass
4.00pm Malayalam Mass
7.00pm Mass

St. Edward's Altar Cross with the word Love

St. Nicholas Owen, Burton Latimer

Good Friday

11.00am Walk of Witness from Baptist Church Rooms
3.00pm Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord

Easter Sunday

9.00am Mass

St. Edward's Altar cross with the word Peace

Holy Trinity, Desborough

Good Friday

10.00am Gather at the top of Havelock Street for the Good Friday Walk of Witness, carrying a large cross, finishes with prayer, song and reflection outside the smaller Co-op at 10.45am.
3.00pm Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord

Easter Sunday

9.15am Mass

St. Edward's Altar Cross with the word Salvation

St. Bernadette’s, Rothwell

Good Friday

11.00am Good Friday Ecumenical Witness in the Market Place

Easter Sunday

10.45am Mass

Praying the Stations of the Cross

The Stations (or Way) of the Cross are a mini pilgrimage; a set of prayers and meditations which help us to remember and share in the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ. This meditation on the death of Our Lord is undertaken by individuals and groups throughout the whole year. However it is a particularly popular devotion during the season of Lent. We invite you to join our Parish, either in person or online, in sharing the Way of the Cross.


Holy Week Activities

We hope that you will enjoy sharing these Holy Week activities with your family

How to Make a Palm Cross by Michael Walther

Making an Easter Garden Making an Easter Garden A webpage showing the making of an Easter Garden in photographs

How to make an Easter Garden
1. Fill a shallow dish or tray with soil from the garden or potting compost.
2. Arrange the soil so that there is a hill on one side.
3. Cover the soil with moss, scattered cut grass or sand.
4. Make three crosses with dried twigs tied with sewing thread, and place on the hill.
5. Make a cave in the bottom of the hill for the tomb where Jesus was laid. Place a stone in front of it.
6. Make one or two little holes in the soil and put in small containers such as egg cups and then fill them with water.
7. If you like you can make a path coming from the tomb with gravel. This will remind you of the disciples runnning to the tomb and finding it empty on the first Easter morning.
8. On Easter day put some pretty flowers in the containers and move back the stone from the tomb, showing that it is empty.
(From: Activity Source: Feasting for Festivals by Jan Wilson, Lion Publishing Corporation, Batavia, Illinois, 1990)

God So Loved the World - Cross at Walsingham