Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies in the Diocese

Below is a list (A-Z by parish) of Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies in the parishes of our diocese from Monday 15th April.  More will be added as we receive the information. 

Join us at the Mass of Chrism – 17 April, Sligo Cathedral
Bishop Kevin invites you to attend the Mass of Chrism on Wednesday 17th April at 7.30pm in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo.  During the Mass, Bishop Kevin will bless and consecrate the oils used in the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders and the Sick.  The priests of the diocese will renew their commitment to their priestly ministry.  Refreshments afterwards in the Gillooly Hall. 

 

AHASCRAGH-CALTRA PARISH

Holy Thursday

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper – both churches 

Good FridayDay of Fast and Abstinence

2.30pm                 Stations of the Cross – Ahascragh Church

3.00pm                 Commemoration of The Lord’s Passion – both churches

6.00pm                 Stations of the Cross – Caltra (outdoors)

8.00pm                 Stations of the Cross – Caltra Church

Holy Saturday

8.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Ahascragh Church

9.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Caltra Church

Easter Sunday

10.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, Ahascragh Church

11.30am               Easter Sunday Mass, Caltra Church

         

ARDCARNE PARISH

Holy Thursday

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Drumboylan Church

Good FridayDay of Fast and Abstinence

3.00pm                 Commemoration of The Lord’s Passion, Crossna Church

Holy Saturday

6.30pm                 Easter Vigil, Crossna Church

8.30pm                 Easter Vigil, Cootehall Church

Easter Sunday

10.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, Drumboylan Church

11.30am               Easter Sunday Mass, Cootehall Church

 

ATHLONE – PARISH OF SS PETER AND PAUL (ATHLONE, DRUM AND CLOWOWN)

Holy Thursday

9.30am                 Morning Prayer, Ss Peter and Paul’s Church

7.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Clonown

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, St Brigid’s Church, Drum

9.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Ss Peter and Paul’s Church, Athlone

Good Friday Day of Fast and Abstinence

9.30am                 Morning Prayer, Ss Peter and Paul’s Church

12noon                 Outdoor Stations of the Cross – from St Mary’s Church to Ss Peter and Paul’s Church

3.00pm                 The Passion of Our Lord – in all three churches of the parish

Holy Saturday

9.30am                 Morning Prayer, Ss Peter and Paul’s Church

10am – 2pm       Confessions, Ss Peter and Paul’s Church

7.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Clonown

8.00pm                 Easter Vigil, St Brigid’s Church, Drum

9.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Ss Peter and Paul’s Church, Athlone

Easter Sunday

9.00am                 Easter Sunday Mass, Ss Peter and Paul’s Church, Athlone

10.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, St Brigid’s Church, Drum

10.30am               Easter Sunday Mass, Ss Peter and Paul’s Church, Athlone

11.15am               Easter Sunday Mass, Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Clonown

12noon                 Easter Sunday Mass, Ss Peter and Paul’s Church, Athlone

 

BOYLE PARISH

Monday and Tuesday

10.00am              Mass

6.15pm                 Mass

Wednesday

10.00am               Mass

Holy Thursday

8.00pm                 Mass of the Lord’s Supper, St Joseph’s Church

Good Friday – Day of Fast and Abstinence

3.00pm                 Celebration of The Lord’s Passion, St Joseph’s Church

7.00pm                 Stations of the Cross in Boyle Abbey

Holy Saturday

2.30–3.30pm      Confessions, St Joseph’s Church

9.30pm                 Easter Vigil, St Joseph’s Church

Easter Sunday

9.30am                 Easter Sunday Mass, St Joseph’s Church

11.30am               Easter Sunday Mass, St Joseph’s Church

 

CARRAROE – ST JOHN’S CHURCH

Spy Wednesday

10:00am           Morning Mass

Holy Thursday

8:00pm            Mass of the Lord’s Supper

11:00pm          Holy Hour in Church before the Altar of Repose

Good Friday – Day of Fast and Abstinence

12:00 noon      Divine Mercy Novena

3:00pm            Lord’s Passion

8:00pm            Prayer At the Cross with Reflections and Music

Holy Saturday

3:00pm            Divine Mercy Novena (which continues each day at 3pm)

8:00pm            Easter Vigil  

Easter Sunday 

9:30am              Mass

11:30am             Mass              

Confession available throughout the week

 

CASTLEREA PARISH (all Castlerea Church unless stated otherwise)

Monday

8.00pm                 Penitential Service and opportunity for Confession – everyone is welcome

Holy Thursday

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper

10pm – 11pm     Holy Hour – Watching in Prayer

Good Friday – Day of Fast and Abstinence

12noon                 Stations of the Cross for all, Castlerea Church

12noon                 Stations of the Cross & Communion Service, Cloonbonniffe Church

3.00pm                 Celebration of The Lord’s Passion

5.00pm                 Stations of the Cross & Communion Service, Trien Church

8.00pm                 Prayer around the Cross

Holy Saturday

12noon – 1pm     Confessions

2.00pm – 3pm   Confessions

8.00pm                 Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

6.30am                 Dawn Mass in St Joseph’s Cemetery

9.00am                 Easter Sunday Mass

12noon                 Easter Sunday Mass

 

CATHEDRAL PARISH, SLIGO (ST MARY’S)

Wednesday

7.30pm                 Mass of Chrism

Holy Thursday

10.30am               Morning Prayer of the Church

11.00am–12pm  Confessions

7.30pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper

11.00pm               Holy Hour at Altar of Repose

Holy Hour concludes at midnight with Silent Adoration throughout the night until 8.00am

Good Friday – Day of Fast and Abstinence

10.30am               Morning Prayer of the Church

11.00am–12pm Confessions

3.00pm                 Celebration of The Lord’s Passion

8.00pm                 Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday

10.30am               Morning Prayer of the Church

12pm – 4pm       Confessions

9.00pm                 Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

8.30am                 Easter Sunday Mass

10.30am               Easter Sunday Mass

12.00pm               Easter Sunday Mass

7.00pm                 Easter Sunday Mass

 

CROGHAN PARISH

Holy Thursday

7.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Drumlion Church

8.30pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Croghan Church

Good Friday Day of Fast and Abstinence

3.00pm                 The Lord’s Passion, Drumlion Church

4.30pm                 The Lord’s Passion, Croghan Church

Holy Saturday

7.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Drumlion Church

8.30pm                 Easter Vigil, Croghan Church

Easter Sunday

10.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, Croghan Church

12noon                 Easter Sunday Mass, Cortober

 

KILBEGNET PARISH

Monday

8.00pm                 Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) in Castlerea Church

Holy Thursday

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Kilbegnet Church

Good FridayDay of Fast and Abstinence

2.30pm                 Stations of the Cross, Glinsk Church

3.00pm                 The Lord’s Passion, Glinsk Church

Holy Saturday

9.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Kilbegnet Church

Easter Sunday

10.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, Glinsk Church

11.30am               Easter Sunday Mass, Kilbegnet Church

 

KILBRIDE (FOUR MILE HOUSE) PARISH

Monday

8.00pm                 Confessions in Derrane Church

8.30pm                 Confessions in Four Mile House Church

Tuesday 

7.00pm                 Confessions in Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon Town

Holy Thursday

8.00pm                 Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Derrane Church

8.00pm                 Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Four Mile House Church

11.00pm               Watch and Pray Holy Hour, Four Mile House Church

Good Friday Day of Fast and Abstinence

3.00pm                 Commemoration of The Lord’s Passion, Derrane Church

3.00pm                 Commemoration of The Lord’s Passion, Four Mile House Church

Confessions available after the 3pm ceremonies in Four Mile House

Holy Saturday

12.00pm               Confession, Four Mile House Church

8.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Derrane Church

9.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Four Mile House Church

Easter Sunday

9.30am                 Easter Sunday Mass, Derrane Church

11.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, Four Mile House Church

 

KILGEFIN PARISH

Tuesday

7.30pm                 Penitential Rite, Ballyleague Church

Holy Thursday

7.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Ballyleague Church

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Ballagh Church

Good Friday Day of Fast and Abstinence

12noon                 The Lord’s Passion, Ballagh Church

3.00pm                 The Lord’s Passion, Ballyleague Church

5.00pm                 Stations of the Cross, Curraghroe Church

Holy Saturday

7.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Ballyleague Church

8.15pm                 Easter Vigil, Ballagh Church

Easter Sunday

10.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, Curraghroe Church

11.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, Ballyleague Church

 

KILTOOM-CAM PARISH

Tuesday

8.30pm                 Holy Hour, Church of the Risen Christ

Holy Thursday

6.30pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, St Brigid’s Church

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Church of the Risen Christ

Good FridayDay of Fast and Abstinence

3.00pm                 Commemoration of The Lord’s Passion, St Brigid’s Church

3.00pm                 Commemoration of The Lord’s Passion, Church of the Risen Christ

7.30pm                 Prayer around the Cross – Both Churches

Holy Saturday

6.00pm                 Easter Vigil, St Brigid’s Church

8.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Church of the Risen Christ

Easter Sunday

10.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, St Brigid’s Church

11.30am               Easter Sunday Mass, Church of the Risen Christ

 

KNOCKCROGHERY-ST JOHN’S-RAHARA PARISH

Holy Thursday

7.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Knockcroghery Church

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, St John’s Church, Lecarrow

10.00pm               Hour of Quiet Reflection and Prayer, Knockcroghery Church

Good FridayDay of Fast and Abstinence

12noon                 Stations of the Cross, St John’s Church, Lecarrow

3.00pm                 Celebration of The Lord’s Passion, Knockcroghery Church

5.00pm                 Celebration of The Lord’s Passion, St John’s Church, Lecarrow

7.00pm                 Stations of the Cross, Rahara Church

Holy Saturday

7.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Knockcroghery Church

Easter Sunday

10.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, Rahara Church

11.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, Knockcroghery Church

12noon                 Easter Sunday Mass, St John’s Church, Lecarrow


LOUGHGLYNN PARISH 

Holy Thursday 

8.00pm                 Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Loughglynn Church.

Good Friday

3.00pm                 Celebration of Our Lord’s Passion, Loughglynn Church

5.00pm                 Stations of the Cross, Gorthaganny Church

7.00pm                 Stations of the Cross, Lisacul Church

Holy Saturday

3pm – 5pm         Confessions, Loughglynn Church

7.00 pm              Easter Vigil, Gorthaganny Church

9.00 pm              Easter Vigil, Lisacul Church.

Easter Sunday 

10.00am            Easter Sunday Mass, Lisacul Church 

11.30am             Easter Sunday Mass, Loughglynn Church

 

ROSCOMMON PARISH (Church of the Sacred Heart, Roscommon Town)

Monday

8.00am                 Mass

10.00am               Mass

Tuesday

8.00am                 Mass

10.00am               Mass

7.00pm                 Sacrament of Reconciliation (10 priests available for confession)

Wednesday 

8.00am                 Mass

10.00am               Mass

Holy Thursday

7.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration until 9pm

Good Friday Day of Fast and Abstinence

12noon                 Stations of the Cross in St Coman’s Cemetery

3.00pm                 The Lord’s Passion (followed by Confessions)

Church remains open until 7pm for quiet prayer

Holy Saturday

2pm – 4pm         Confessions

7.00pm                 Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

7.00am                 Dawn Mass at Loughnanéanne Park

8.30am                 Easter Sunday Mass

10.30am               Easter Sunday Mass

12.15pm               Easter Sunday Mass

 

ST ANNE’S CHURCH, SLIGO (incl Polish Chaplaincy)

Monday

7.30pm                 Reconciliation Service, Dominican Friary, Sligo

Tuesday

3.00pm                 Mass and Anointing of the Sick, St Anne’s Church (followed by tea/coffee)

Wednesday

12pm – 2pm       Hunger Lunch, Avalon Centre (St Anne’s Youth Centre)

Holy Thursday

10.00am               Morning Prayer of the Church

7.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper (followed by tea/coffee)

9.00pm                 Holy Hour at Altar of Repose in the Day Chapel

Good FridayDay of Fast and Abstinence

3.00pm                 Commemoration of The Lord’s Passion

7.00pm                 Penitential Way of the Cross and Confession

7.45pm                 Commemoration of The Lord’s Passion (in Polish)

Holy Saturday

10.00am               Morning Prayer of the Church

2.00pm                 Blessing of Food with the Polish Community

3pm – 5pm         Confessions

6.30pm                 Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

6.00am                 Dawn Mass in Day Chapel (followed by tea/coffee)

10.00am               Easter Sunday Mass

11.15am                Easter Sunday Mass (in Polish)

12.30pm               Easter Sunday Mass

6.30pm                 Easter Sunday Mass

 

ST JOSEPH’S & CALRY PARISH, SLIGO

Holy Thursday

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, St Joseph’s Church, Ballytivnan

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, St Patrick’s Church, Calry

11.00pm               Holy Hour (led by Ursuline Sisters), St Joseph’s Church, Ballytivnan

11.00pm               Holy Hour, St Patrick’s Church, Calry

Good FridayDay of Fast and Abstinence

10.00am               Morning Prayer of the Church, St Joseph’s Church, Ballytivnan

3.00pm                 Commemoration of The Lord’s Passion, St Joseph’s Church, Ballytivnan

3.00pm                 Way of the Cross, (Deerpark)

8.00pm                 Stations of the Cross (Composed by Sligo Seniors), St Josephs’ Church, Ballytivnan

Holy Saturday

10.00am               Morning Prayer of the Church, St Joseph’s Church, Ballytivnan

5pm – 6pm         Sacrament of Reconciliation, St Joseph’s Church, Ballytivnan

9.00pm                 Easter Vigil, St Joseph’s Church, Ballytivnan

9.00pm                 Easter Vigil, St Patrick’s Church, Calry

Easter Sunday

7.00am                 Dawn Mass in Clogher New Cemetery

10.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, St Patrick’s Church, Calry

11.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, St Joseph’s Church, Ballytivnan

12.30pm               Easter Sunday Mass, St Joseph’s Church, Ballytivnan

 

STRANDHILL-RANSBORO PARISH

Monday              

7.30am                 Mass, Star of the Sea Church, Ransboro

10.00am               Mass, St Patrick’s Church, Strandhill

Tuesday

7.30am                 Mass, Star of the Sea Church, Ransboro

10.00am               Mass, St Patrick’s Church, Strandhill

7.00pm                 Reconciliation Service – St Patrick’s Church, Strandill

8.00pm                 Reconciliation Service – Star of the Sea Church, Ransboro

Wednesday

7.30am                 Mass, Star of the Sea Church, Ransboro

10.00am               Mass, St Patrick’s Church, Strandhill

Holy Thursday

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, St Patrick’s Church, Strandhill

9.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Star of the Sea Church, Ransboro

10.00pm               Holy Hour, St Patrick’s Church, Strandhill

11.00pm                Holy Hour, Star of the Sea Church, Ransboro

Good FridayDay of Fast and Abstinence

3.00pm                 Passion of Our Lord, St Patrick’s Church, Strandhill

3.00pm                 Passion of Our Lord, Star of the Sea Church, Ransboro, followed by
Stations of the Cross

8.00pm                 Prayer around the Cross, St Patrick’s Church, Strandhill

Holy Saturday

8.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Star of the Sea Church, Ransboro

9.00pm                 Easter Vigil, St Patrick’s Church, Strandhill

Easter Sunday

7.00am                 Dawn Mass, Knocknarea

9.30am                 Easter Sunday Mass, St Patrick’s Church, Strandhill

11.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, Star of the Sea Church, Ransboro

12.30pm               Easter Sunday Mass, St Patrick’s Church, Strandhill

 

STROKESTOWN PARISH

Tuesday

7.45pm                 Penitential Service, Strokestown Church

Holy Thursday

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Strokestown Church

Good Friday Day of Fast and Abstinence

3.00pm                 The Lord’s Passion, Strokestown Church

Holy Saturday

9.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Strokestown Church

Easter Sunday

10.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, Kiltrustan Church

11.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, Carnaska Church

11.30am               Easter Sunday Mass, Strokestown Church

 

TARMONBARRY PARISH

Tuesday

7.00pm                 Community Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Sacred Heart Church, Whitehall

Holy Thursday

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Sacred Heart Church, Whitehall

9.00pm                 Holy Hour, Sacred Heart Church, Whitehall

9.30pm                 Holy Hour, St Anne’s Church, Scramogue

Good Friday Day of Fast and Abstinence

11.00am               Stations of the Cross, St Anne’s Church, Scramogue

3.00pm                 Celebration of The Lord’s Passion, Sacred Heart Church, Whitehall

Holy Saturday

10.00-11.30am   Confessions, Sacred Heart Church, Whitehall

4.30-6.00pm       Confessions, St Anne’s Church, Scramogue

9.00pm                 Easter Vigil, St Anne’s Church, Scramogue

Easter Sunday

10.30am               Easter Sunday Mass, St Anne’s Church, Scramogue

11.30am               Easter Sunday Mass, Sacred Heart Church, Whitehall

 

TULSK PARISH

Holy Thursday

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Killina Church

8.00pm                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Kilmurry Church

Good Friday Day of Fast and Abstinence

3.00pm                 Commemoration of The Lord’s Passion, Kilmurry Church

3.00pm                 Commemoration of The Lord’s Passion, Tulsk Church

8.00pm                 Stations of the Cross, Killina Church

Holy Saturday

8.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Kilmurry Church

9.00pm                 Easter Vigil, Tulsk Church

Easter Sunday

10.00am               Easter Sunday Mass, Kilmurry Church

11.30am               Easter Sunday Mass, Tulsk Church