On this day, the Church enters into the mystery of the Passion and Death of her Lord, bringing together the Triumphal Procession of Christ as King and the proclamation of His Passion. Both aspects of the Paschal Mystery are celebrated today as we recall the Lord’s Messianic entry into Jerusalem and His Passion and Death.
Canon Isaac – Latest news
Please keep praying for Canon Isaac as he remains critical in intensive care. Canon is still in a medically induced coma while a ventilator helps to manage his breathing and a mechanical liver removes the toxins from his body. The ward sister says that Canon has responded reasonably well to the treatment they have given him so far, though he remains critically ill and the hope continues to be for the treatment to buy him time for his liver to start to recover and begin to remove the toxins itself.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the liturgy will be amended somewhat in line with the Bishops’ Conference guidelines. The Commemoration of the Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem will be celebrated within the church building and not outside. The Procession will not take place and the Second Form, the Solemn Entrance, will be used. The palm branches will be blessed at the appropriate point and the Gospel of the Lord’s Entry into Jerusalem proclaimed. After the Gospel, the ministers will move to the Sanctuary and the Mass continues with the Collect. The shorter form of the Passion from the Gospel of St. Mark will be read. The palm branches blessed during the celebration of the liturgy will be distributed to the congregation as they leave the church after Mass.
St. Teilo’s will be open for Mass today at 10.00am. If you have not booked in advance and have not had verbal confirmation from Carole Burns – PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND
Booking to attend the Easter Triduum and Easter Sunday
Booking will be by telephone on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Carole Burns is the contact and can be telephoned on 07747 562847 between 11am and 1pm on Monday, March 29th for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday’s liturgies and between 2.30pm and 4.30pm on Wednesday, March 31st for the Masses at 7pm on Saturday, April 3rd and 9am and 11am on Sunday April 4th.
Palm Sunday Mass will be streamed live at 10.00am on the Homepage of the Parish Website.
Details of the services for the whole of Holy Week at St. Teilo’s can be found in this week’s newsletter.
Confessions – Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confessions will take place outdoors in the garden outside the presbytery to minimise the possibility for viral transmission. A chair and prie-dieu will be available, which will be sanitised between penitents. Please note that the Church will not be open during the Confession period, so you will need to queue on the path beside the presbytery at a social distance and do your personal preparations and post-confession prayers on your journey or in your home.
Confessions will be at the following times:
• Palm Sunday after the 10am Mass
• Maundy Thursday after the 7pm Mass
• Good Friday after the 3pm Liturgy
• Holy Saturday from 10am to 11am – Please note that if Father is not in the garden when you arrive, please ring the presbytery doorbell and he will come out.
• Easter Vigil after the 7pm Vigil Mass
• Easter Sunday between the 9am and 11am Masses and after the 11am Mass