We can still journey together just not side by side

A time for reflection: Fr Niall Howard (left) and Bishop Emeritus Bill Murphy preparing for the Easter ceremonies behind closed doors in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.
Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan

HOLY Week – the most important celebration in the Church year – is being celebrated in Killarney with ceremonies including the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday and holding candles of light and hope at the Easter Vigil.

Priests of the parish have acknowledged that, because of the Covid-19 crisis, they can’t celebrate side by side with the people this year but everybody can still journey together through Holy Week through the Masses and the ceremonies via the parish radio and the webcam.

Ceremonies got underway this Thursday morning with a prayer service and at 7.00pm this evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be followed by Holy Hour from 8.00pm to 9.00pm.

The public is invited to join in on the internet or via the parish radio in the coming days for other services which will include:

Celebrating the Sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross for our salvation. A day of fast and abstinence.

10.30am: Morning Prayer

3.00pm: Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

9.00pm: Stations of the Cross

The Church quietly awaiting the Resurrection.

10.30am: Morning Prayer

9.00pm: Easter Vigil

The Lord is Risen, the Light of Christ has come into the world. Alleluia!

8.00am, 10.30am and 12 noon: Masses in St Mary’s Cathedral at the usual times to celebrate the Resurrection.

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