Ecce Homo (Behold the Man), Antonio Ciseri

Sacred Branches

The palm branches received at Palm Sunday Mass have been blessed and consecrated. Please treat them with reverence and respect. They are traditionally placed behind a crucifix or an image of Jesus in our home. As they wither and fade these branches remind us that earthly honour and glory is illusory. The only thing we can depend on is our living relationship with Jesus Christ.

Don't forget to fast and abstain

We remind you that Good Friday is a day of fast (seriously cutting down on what you eat and drink) and abstinence from meat for all Catholics. On this days when Christ said “no” to sin and “yes” to God, we deny ourselves in imitation of his sacrificial gift. Catholics are encouraged to continue this penitential fast until the Easter Vigil Mass.

No Funerals Allowed

The Sacred Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday) is the heart and center of the Church’s Liturgical Year. Funeral Masses are forbidden. Communion may be given to the sick at any time.