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Thursday 2 April 2015

Maundy Thursday

Maundy ThursdayThe Altar of Repose this year is particularly beautiful. The Poor Clares  gave us a beautiful altar frontal from their former monastery in Lawrence Street together with some of the other hangings pictured. The tabernacle veil and the altar linen are from the Bar Convent. We are very grateful to the sisters for their generosity.Maundy Thursday 3

Our guest, Eamon Manning, is busy painting the Paschal Candle, so Easter will not be outdone by Maundy Thursday. A photograph will follow.

At the Mass our choir was joined by members of the St Austin's Singers from Wakefield who sang a polyphonic setting of the Mass by Casciolini.

After Mass a group walked in prayer down Petergate and Walmgate to visit the Altar of Repose at St George's Church.

Many people stayed in church until the end of the period of watching and joined the community in the Office of Compline.

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IMG_1108Please pray especially at this holy time for our adult candidates for Reception into Full Communion with the Catholic Church and Confirmation. Andrea Martinez, Sarah Kurdziel, Douglas Rooney and Edith Kaluluma will be received at the Easter Vigil.

For full details of our Easter Services please scroll down the blog. Meanwhile we wish all our parishioners and visitors a prayerful Paschal Triduum.Maundy Thursday 2