Benefice Call to
April—8pm to 9pm
On Maundy Thursday our Lord had his last supper with his
friends, he then washed the disciples feet saying:
“When Jesus had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I give you a new commandment that you love one another”.
Later in the garden of Gethsemene. Jesus asked his disciples to remain with him and to stay awake (whilst Jesus prayed to his Father in heaven)—but the disciples kept falling asleep. Judas and the chief priests, elders and a crowd came to arrest Jesus.
From 8pm let us all light a candle, read Matthew chapter 26: v 17 – 75 and pray.
(Jesus asked his disciples ‘stay awake and wait with me’, Jesus then goes on to say ‘could you not stay awake with me for one hour?’)
This night the Altar is stripped bare, the Church is emptied.
Good Friday 10th April—2pm to 3pm
Jesus was beaten, humiliated, mocked and put on the Cross to die a painful and gruesome death. Jesus took his last breath about 3pm.
2pm Let us all light a candle, read Matthew chapter 27: v 1 – 61 and pray. At 3pm blow the candle out.
It is finished...