The Easter Triduum 2021

THE EASTER TRIDUUM Thankfully, we will be able to celebrate the Paschal Triduum this year.  A booking system has once again been set in place to ensure the safety of everyone and booking is now open. The link is www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/st-patricks-catholic-church-corsham-30646123644. Numbers will be limited as we still need to observe social distancing. Also, the liturgies will be shorter than usual and look a little different: The Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday will be celebrated at 7pm. Sadly there can be no washing of feet this year nor procession to the altar of repose for the usual Solemn Watch. On Good Friday, the Liturgy of the Passion is celebrated at 3pm. The proclamation of the Passion will take the shorter form and there can be no individual veneration of the cross. The Easter Vigil is celebrated after sunset at 8pm. There will be no Liturgy of Light with procession and candles and the Vigil will be significantly shorter than usual. There can still be no congregational singing, however we will be supported by organ and a small group of cantors which is permitted. Easter Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 10.30am. Volunteers for stewarding and cleaning after the services will be needed. Please let Lorraine Miller know your availability. After Easter Sunday, the Wednesday noon Mass and the Sunday 10.30am Mass will abe reinstated. We all look forward to coming together again to celebrate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord.