Maundy Thursday/Holy Thursday – 1st April – What’s on in Cork, Cloyne and Ross?

Holy Week starts to become very busy with the arrival of Maundy Thursday; the day Jesus washed the disciples feet during the Supper in the Upper Room. And he gave them a new command (lat. mandatum):

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’

John 13.34

First, today you are invited to join in two Diocesan Events – one at Noon and the other from 9 p.m. onwards online

The Chrism Eucharist at 12 Noon

Bishop Paul Colton has published an invitation to everyone to join him online again this year for the annual Diocesan Chrism Eucharist on Maundy Thursday, 1st April at 12 noon during which the oils for use in ministry will be blessed and there will be the opportunity to renew our commitment. Along with the Bishop, clergy and lay people from around the Diocese will take part in the Service, which includes also some interesting glimpses of little noticed parts of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork where the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the consecration of the Cathedral are continuing.

The Service, starting at 12 noon will be HERE

It will continue to be available to view at any time from then onwards also HERE

Tenebrae: A Service of Shadows from 9.00 p.m.

Tenebrae is the Latin word for ‘darkness’ or ‘shadows’. Tenebrae is an ancient service of the Church which takes place during the ‘Triduum’, the three holy days before Easter. The service is simple. The reading of scripture, the gradual extinguishing of candles, the playing of sacred music, interspersed with silence, creates a sacred place where one can reflect and meditate. The service was recorded at St. James Church, Durrus,at the homes of parishioners of Kilmocomogue Union of Parishes and at St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral (by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter, the Director of Music, Peter Stobart, the Assistant Director of Music Robbie Carroll, and the choir)

Tenebrae will be available online and thereafter from 9 p.m. on Maundy Thursday: CLICK HERE

Before listing the Services and Events in particular parishes, you are invited to look at and join in some or all of the following seasonal messages and activities:

A Message for Holy Week and Easter from Bishop Paul Colton HERE

The Passion Gospel read by School Chaplains and Sixth year students from Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School and Midleton College HERE

Each day in Holy Week this virtual journey of prayer, readings, music and reflection will begin at  the source of the River Lee, at Gougane Barra,  then  along the Lee Valley to Cork, to Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral (marking the 150th anniversary of its consecration.  Join us in this local virtual pilgrimage HERE  

Unmuted: What they said about Jesus A drama online in five episodes for Holy Week and Easter by the young people of the Cork Diocesan Youth Council. The next episode will be on today – Thursday – at 6 p.m. HERE A full schedule is listed HERE

1st April 2021 – Maundy Thursday in Parishes

Live Services

6.00 p.m. 8.00 p.m.. Midleton: Tenebrae on Facebook and YouTube (from 2 p.m.)

6.30 p.m. Carrigrohane Union: Agape from homes in the parish. Register Online

8.00 p.m. Cork (Cathedral) – Choral Eucharist of Maundy Thursday and Stripping of the Altars Online

8.00 p.m. Mallow: Watching in the Garden with Jesus Online and by ZOOM

8.00 p.m.. Midleton: Compline on Facebook and YouTube (shortly afterwards)

8.00 p.m. Rosscarbery: Service for Maundy Thursday on ZOOM

8.00 p.m. Youghal: Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper and Stripping of the Altar Online

Recorded Services

Bandon (from 7.00 p.m.): Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper and Stripping of Altar Online

Blarney (from 11.00 a.m.) Service of the Word Online

Caheragh (from 8 p.m.): The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday Online

Crosshaven and Nohoval (from 8 p.m..): Spiritual Communion Online

Douglas Union with Frankfield (from 6 p.m.): The Eucharist of Maundy Thursday to commemorate the Institution of the Lord’s Supper and the Vigil of Good Friday Online

Moviddy Union (from 8.00 p.m.: Holy Week Service Online

Rosscarbery: Daily Prayer Online

Printed Services available Online

Kinsale Union: Holy Week Reflection HERE

Full Listings for the remainder of Holy Week and Easter

You will find complete listings for Holy Week and Easter HERE and HERE

Children and Families

You will find materials for children and families this week HERE

Other Parishes and Chaplaincies

For information about Holy Week and Easter in parishes and chaplaincies not listed above you may

General information about Services is available on the Diocesan Website HERE

Some parishes make other provision for worship for their parishioners including by email, by post, or by hand delivery. Again, for more information about this, please contact the local clergy.

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