By Mr Paul Sammut Head of Faith and Mission
Jesus on the Cross

O God, who have called us to participate
in this most sacred Supper,
in which your Only Begotten Son,
when about to hand himself over to death,
entrusted to the Church a sacrifice new for all eternity,
the banquet of his love,
grant, we pray,
that we may draw from so great a mystery,
the fullness of charity and of life.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.

Easter Triduum

We begin the Easter Triduum with Holy Thursday. The Paschal Triduum is at the core of our Catholic faith, as we celebrate the Paschal Mystery: the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Triduum is a beautiful way for the faithful to enter the rich traditions and mysteries of the Church.

Holy Thursday

Tonight, we will enter into the Feast of the Lord’s Supper where the Holy Mass is filled with beautiful ritual. Two moments particularly beautiful - the washing of the feet and the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The washing of the feet of the Twelve demonstrates, the greatest love: laying one’s life for one’s friends (Jn 15:13). At the end of the Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is processed and adored through the night by the faithful revealing the loving response to our Lord’s kneeling before the Apostles feet.

Good Friday

Tomorrow, we begin the Good Friday liturgy at 3:00pm. The liturgy begins with the prostration of the priest on the floor. It is a veneration of the bare altar and the crucified Lord at the hour of his Passion. The Passion according to St John is read highlighting the Lord’s choice to give himself up to death with the full freedom of Love.

After the reading of the Passion, the liturgy turns its attention to honouring and revering the cross. The priest and the faithful come up and kiss the cross. “We adore your Cross, O Lord, we praise and glorify Your holy Resurrection, because of the wood of a tree, joy has come to the whole world.” (Roman Missal)

The Easter Vigil

In the night, the Church gathers to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. Many symbols are used to express the passage from darkness to light, from death to new life in the Resurrection of our Lord: the fire, the candle, the water, the music and the bells. The light of the candle is a symbol of Christ, the Light of the world, who has risen and illuminates the whole world.

May you enter the Sacred Triduum with the fullness of hope of the Resurrection. May you and your families have a blessed Easter Season.

Welcome to Holy Week: The great week of our faith

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli recorded this brief video message welcoming everyone to Holy Week - the greatest time in our faith where we celebrate the Paschal mystery, the Lord's passing from death to eternal life. 'And I want to really strongly encourage once again coming back to our churches, they're open again ... come and give worship to our God who gives us His life.'

Friday 8:00am Mass

Friday 8:00am Mass will continue to be celebrated on every other Friday in Term 2. All families, staff and students are welcomed to attend. It is a wonderful way to start the day with Christ, listening to His Word and receiving Him in the Most Holy Eucharist.

Parish Holy Week & Easter Timetable

St Catherine of Siena, Caroline Springs

Sacred Heart/Emmaus Parish, St Albans & Sydenham



Saturday 27 March 5:00pm

Sunday 28 March 7:30am, 9:00am (Polish), 10:30am


Saturday 27 March 6:30pm

Sunday 28 March 9:00am



Thursday 1 April 7:00pm


Thursday 1 April 7:00pm


Stations of the Cross at Sacred Heart grounds, 11:00am


Friday 2 April 3:00pm


Friday 2 April 3:00pm



Saturday 3 April 7:00pm


Saturday 3 April 7:00pm



Sunday 4 April 7:30am, 9:00am (Polish), 10:30am


Sunday 4 April 9:00am

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Resurrection Parish, Kings Park

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