Holy Week is a time to reflect on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Remembering Jesus' actions, reflecting on his messages and recommitting to living as his disciples in the world today.

We hope this schedule helps you plan to observe these important days, both on your own and with others. May you have a blessed Holy Week and Easter.

Monday, 25 March, 2024

10:00am Daily Mass

Tuesday, 26 March, 2024

7:30pm Daily Mass

Wednesday, 27 March, 2024

12:00 noon Mass of Chrism
The Mass is concelebrated by Bishop Alan McGuckian and Priests of the Diocese.
The Sacred Oils are blessed and brought to all the Parishes for the Sacraments.

Holy Thursday, 28 March, 2024

10:00am Morning Prayer
7:30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Remembering the beginning of Our Lord’s Passion, when He celebrated the Passover with the Apostles in the Upper Room. Afterwards He went to Gethsemane to pray in the garden. There will be silent prayer at the Altar of Repose until Compline at 10pm.
10:00pm Compline

Good Friday, 29 March, 2022

10:00am Morning Prayer
3:00pm The Solemn Liturgy of the Passion
We gather at the exact hour of the death of Our Lord to venerate the Holy Cross by which He redeemed the world.
7:00pm Passion Play by the P7's pf St Joseph’s P.S.
We join the children as they enact a powerful, and very moving, portrayal of the Crucifixion.
10:00pm The Office of Tenebrae
Also known as the Office of Darkness, a dramatic liturgy. Please do not bring young children to this liturgy.

Holy Saturday, 30 March, 2024

10:00am Morning Prayer
9:00pm Easter Vigil
The greatest feast in the Church’s year; the blessing of the Paschal Fire, the readings from the ancient Prophecies, the blessing of the Easter Water, the Baptism and Confirmation of Adults and the First Mass of Easter.

Easter Sunday, 31 March, 2024

10:00am Mass Broadcast live on Radio Ulster
Bishop Alan will be celebrant with Fr Martin preaching. This Mass will broadcast live on Radio Ulster.
This is the only Mass on Easter Sunday in the Cathedral.