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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 Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday 12.4 at 6 pm in St. Henry’s cathedral. There will be no evening Mass on Tuesday in our church.
  • On the Holy Thursday we commemorate the Last Supper of the Lord and the institution of the Eucharist and the priesthood. This is a feast of all priests. Holy Mass at 6 pm. After the mass, there will be an all-night adoration. There is a list on the information board, please put your name to indicate the time of your prayer especially during the night.
  • The Holy Thursday liturgy in Arabic will begin at 3.30.
  • Good Friday – the celebration of Jesus’ passion and death. The liturgy begins 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.
  • The Stations of the Cross in Malayalam begin at 10.30 am. 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 emeritus’ solemn Mass in Finnish at 10 am, Mass in Finnish at 11.30, Mass in English at 1 pm, Mass in German at 2.30 pm, Mass in Polish at 4 pm and Mass in English at 6 pm.

There will be a bazaar for the victims of the war in Ukraine on Sunday 10th of April from 10.00 to 19.00 in the parish hall. There will be pastries and various items on offer. The proceeds of the bazaar will be sent to the community of the Sisters of Jerusalem in Warsaw. The Sisters provide accommodation and meals for hundreds of Ukrainian refugees from the war.

We wish you a blessed Holy Week, peace and silence to meditate the Easter’s mysteries.

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