Beginning at 9am, the church still bare
from the celebration of the Lord's Passion,
we see the stages of preparation which
transform the church during
The creation of the floral arrangements,
the final rehearsal with the candidates for
Baptism and Reception into the church,
the decoration of the Sanctuary
and dressing of the Altar,
the restoration of the statue of Our Lady.
Then in the evening we see the musicians
gather, and the congregation assemble, in
anticipation of the Easter Vigil.
With the fire already burning outside, the
people leave the church, followed by the
procession of servers,
Deacon Stephen Sharpe and Fr. Alan.
The church is darkened, to be illuminated
next by the New Light from the
Paschal Candle, carried aloft by
From Angela Sharpe
Some of us may forget that Easter is a busy time for our altar servers, with the rigours of the Triduum services. Thanks to Angela for this reminder, and to our servers for their devotion and hard work.
Fr. Alan led a practice on Monday 10th April for twenty altar servers in preparation for the Easter services. This was followed by a lunch of pizzas and garlic bread, ice cream and delicious home made simnel cakes provided by Catherine Hughes.