Services and Activities Holy Week 2019

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St. Edward’s, Kettering

Maundy Thursday

9.00am Prayer during the day and  The Lamentations
7.30pm   Malayalam Community Holy Thursday Mass at United Reformed Church (visiting Priest)
8.00pm   Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
11.00pm   Tenebrae and Watching at the Altar of Repose until midnight

Good Friday

9.00am Prayer during the day and The Lamentations
11.00am Stations of The Cross and Good Friday Service for Malayalam Community
3.00pm Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord
7.30pm Stations of the Cross

Walk of Witness, Kettering

10.45am Parishioners please join at SS Peter and Paul to walk to Toller United Reform Church, Gold Street for an Open Air service at 11.15am.

Holy Saturday

8.00am Tenebrae
9.00am Prayer during the day and The Lamentations
10.30am Confessions
12.45pm,13.10pm,13.35pm,14.00pm 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)

9.00pm Malayalam Community Easter Vigil and First Mass Of Easter (Visiting Priest)(at the United Reform Church)

Easter Sunday

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


St. Nicholas Owen, Burton Latimer

Good Friday
3.00pm Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord

Easter Sunday

9.00am Mass


Holy Trinity, Desborough

Good Friday

11.00am Good Friday Ecumenical Walk of Witness. Gather at Havelock Street, outside “Revive” and walk to St. Giles Church. Refreshments at noon.
3.00pm Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord

Easter Sunday

9.15am Mass


St. Bernadette’s, Rothwell

Good Friday

12.00 noon Good Friday Ecumenical Town Witness Gather at the Market House. Lunch at Salvation Army 12.30pm
6.00pm Stations of the Cross

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. www.stedwardskettering.org.uk/stations-introduction/


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

aholyexperience.com Making an Easter Garden1. 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: www.CatholicCulture.org/easter_garden Activity Source: Feasting for Festivals by Jan Wilson, Lion Publishing Corporation, Batavia, Illinois, 1990)


God So Loved the World - Cross at WalsinghamJohn 20:1-9 ©

He must rise from the dead

It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’

So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed. Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture, that he must rise from the dead.