We thank all those who took part in the preparation of the Holy Week liturgy. We thank our sacristans, our organists and our choir for wonderful music, all altarservers, those who set the flowers in the church, and those who take care of our parish hall. May God bless you.

The next week belongs to the Easter Octave:

On Monday Mass in Finnish at 10 am and Mass in English at 6 pm.

There will be an organ music concert on Thursday at 7 pm.

Morning Mass on Saturday at 11 am.

On the 28th of April we will celebrate the Divine Mercy Sunday.

The plenary indulgence is granted (under the usual conditions of a sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and a prayer for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff) to the faithful who, on Divine Mercy Sunday, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, recite the Our Father and the Creed, and also adding a devout prayer (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!).

The Divine Mercy Novena

Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday.  He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said:

“These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.’ The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy.

We wish you a blessed time of Easter!

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.

Welcome!

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.

 

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