Holy Week & Easter 2024

For full details of the parish’s timetable for Holy Week and Easter 2024, download the booklet here.

The Sacred Triduum (3 days) begins on the evening of Holy Thursday and ends on the evening of Easter Sunday. The word “Triduum” comes from two Latin words which mean “three days”. Why do we speak of a period of three days when we have four days with special names – Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday? This is easily explained. On all high festival days, the Church counts a day in the same way as the Jewish faith counts days and festivals – from sundown to sundown.

For us as Catholics, however, the Triduum is liturgically one celebration. Therefore, the Easter Triduum begins at sundown on Holy Thursday with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, continues with the celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday and concludes with the day of the Lord’s Resurrection, which includes the Easter Vigil.