Holy Week and the Easter Triduum

Find out about the celebration of the Sacred Easter Triduum at St Mirin’s Cathedral.

We hope to be allowed to open our doors for communal worship on Friday 26th March, allowing us to celebrate Holy Week and the Sacred Easter Triduum, which begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday night, in the cathedral.

When there is an expectation of high demand, we will stream Masses and Services into the hall, thus doubling our capacity from 50 to 100.

Masses, Services and Devotions

  • Saturday 27th March 2021
    10am Morning Mass
    4pm Palm Sunday Vigil
    5.30pm Palm Sunday Vigil
  • Sunday 28th March 2021
    8am Palm Sunday Mass
    10am Palm Sunday Mass
    12pm Palm Sunday Mass
  • Monday 29th March 2021
    10am Mass
    1pm Mass
  • Tuesday 30th March 2021
    10am Mass
    1pm Mass
  • Wednesday 31st March 2021
    10am Mass
    1pm Mass
    (Bishop Keenan has postponed the Chrism Mass indefinitely)
  • Holy Thursday (1st April 2021)
    10am Morning Prayer of the Church
    7pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • Good Friday (2nd April 2021)
    10am Morning Prayer of the Church
    3pm Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
    7pm Stations of the Cross
  • Holy Saturday (3rd April 2021)
    10am Morning Prayer of the Church
    8.30pm Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
  • Easter Sunday (4th April 2021)
    8am Easter Sunday Mass
    9am Easter Sunday Mass
    10.30am Easter Sunday Mass
    12pm Easter Sunday Mass

Confessions

It is good practice to celebrate the Sacrament of Confession in or around Holy Week, so that we are well prepared to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord at Easter. Please try to make your confession during one of the times listed below. If this is not possible, please contact your priests to make safe arrangements.

At least one priest will be available to hear Confessions (behind screens, in the sacristies) at the following times:

  • Fri 26th March 2021
    After 10am & 1pm Masses
  • Sat 27th March 2021
    After 10am Mass
  • Mon 29th March 2021
    After 10am & 1pm Masses
  • Tue 30th March 2021
    After 10am & 1pm Masses
  • Wed 31st March 2021
    After 10am & 1pm Masses
  • Thu 1st April 2021
    After 10am Morning Prayer of the Church