HOLY WEEK 2017 AT ST MARY'S CATHEDRAL
On Holy Saturday evening we celebrated the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night. The new fire was blessed, the Paschal Candle lit, the waters of baptism blessed, and new members of the Church initiated.
Listen to Homily by Bishop Seamus:
GOOD FRIDAY - CELEBRATION OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
Listen to homily by Bishop Seamus:
Listen to Good Friday Hymn "Crux Fidelis":
See text of this poem, ‘Crux Fidelis’ written by Kevin Nichols (1929–2006), priest-poet of St Mary’s Cathedral,
from Decryptions published at the Cathedral in April 2006.
HOLY THURSDAY - MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
Listen to homily by Bishop Seamus
HOLY THURSDAY - CHRISM MASS
Short video clip (1 minute):
On Holy Thursday, April 13th, Bishop Seamus and the priests of the diocese gathered at the Cathedral to celebrate the annual Chrism Mass. During this liturgy the priests of the diocese renewed their priestly commitment and the bishop blessed the sacred oils - Oil of the Sick, Oil of Catechumens and Oil of Chrism. These oils are to be used in the Sacraments for the coming year. See photos and listen to homily.
The Cathedral and St John's Church, Grainger Street joined together for a joint celebration of the Stations of the Cross.