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The Holy Week begins on the Palm Sunday. During the Holy Week we celebrate the mysteries of our Lord’s passion, death and resurrection, the central events of our salvation. Let us attend these celebrations with special devotion.

The schedule of the Holy Week:

  • There will be morning Mass in our church on Tuesday at 8 am. There will be no evening Mass on Tuesday. We invite all of you to attend the Chrism Mass with Bishop in St Henry’s cathedral at 6 pm.
  • On the Holy Thursday the solemn Eucharist to commemorate the Last Supper of the Lord, the sacrament of Eucharist and priesthood. This is a feast of all priests. Holy Mass at 6 pm. There will be an adoration after the Mass lasting the whole night. There is a list on the information board, please put your name to indicate the time of your prayer especially during the night.
  • Good Friday – the celebration of Jesus’ passion and death at 3 pm. Confession starts at 2 pm. Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. Catholics between the ages of 18 until 60 are obliged to fast. In addition, all Catholics 14 years old and older must abstain from meat. Fasting means partaking of only one full meal and two small meals.
  • There will be a Good Friday’s liturgy in Arabic at 6 pm.
  • on the Holy Saturday traditional blessing of the Easter food at 11 am., solemn Easter Vigil at 9.30 , blessing of the food after the Vigil
  • on the Easter Sunday the bishop’s solemn Mass in Finnish at 10 am, Mass in Vietnamese at 11.30, Mass in English at 1 pm, Mass in Polish at 4 pm and Mass in English at 6 pm.

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This years’ Lenten Collection supports building water supply in the village of Jaruma in Bolivia. The lack of clean water and poor hygiene cause health problems in the region. By participating in the Lenten Collection, we can donate clean water to our neighbours. There is a collection box at the back of the church on your right.

On Sunday, 14th of April, is the Passion Sunday – the Palm Sunday, blessing of palms at 10 am at the front of the English School, then procession to the church and Mass in Finnish. You can bring your own palm branches on Sunday. There will be no Mass at 11.30. Mass in English will begin at 12.30.

We invite all English-speaking parishioners to attend the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the sacrament of confession on the next Saturday, 6th of April, at 7 pm. There will be an introduction to the sacrament of confession at the beginning of the adoration.

There will be changes among the priests working in our parish. Fr. Robert Galla SCJ will leave Finland and return to his homeland at the beginning of July this year. Fr. Zenon Strykowksi SCJ will come to work in our parish as a parochial vicar.

This years’ Lenten Collection supports building water supply in the village of Jaruma in Bolivia. The lack of clean water and poor hygiene cause health problems in the region. By participating in the Lenten Collection, we can donate clean water to our neighbours. There is a collection box at the back of the church on your right.

There will be commemoration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the next Friday, 5th of April. The adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will start after the evening Mass and Stations of the Cross and will last till midnight.

We will celebrate the Stations of the Cross in English on Sundays at 5.30.

Lent is a time of our conversion and preparation for Easter. The best way of our spiritual renewal is to receive sacraments of confession and Eucharist, prayer, fast and charity work.

 

This years’ Lenten Collection supports building water supply in the village of Jaruma in Bolivia. The lack of clean water and poor hygiene cause health problems in the region. By participating in the Lenten Collection, we can donate clean water to our neighbours. There is a collection box at the back of the church on your right. More details at Caritas.fi.

We will celebrate the Stations of the Cross in English on Sundays at 5.30 pm.

 

The time of Lent begins on the next Wednesday, which is the Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time of our conversion and preparation for Easter. The best way of our spiritual renewal is to receive sacraments of confession and Eucharist, prayer, fast and charity work.

Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting means partaking of only one full meal and of two light meals. In addition, all Catholics 14 years old and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. There will be Holy Mass on the Ash Wednesday at 8 am in English and at 6 pm in Finnish. The Mass at 6 pm will be recorded by the television and broadcasted on the following Sunday at 10 am.

We will raise fund during the Lent to help the poor.

We will celebrate the Stations of the Cross in English on Sundays at 5.30.

The morning Mass on Saturday will start at 11 am.

Many thanks to the parishioners, who regularly support our church.

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