The Easter Triduum begins with the Vigil of Holy Thursday. It marks the end of the forty days of Lent and the beginning of the three-day celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ – Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday. The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council reminded us of the extraordinary significance of the Triduum: “Christ redeemed us all and gave perfect glory to God principally through his paschal mystery: dying he destroyed our death and rising he restored our life. Therefore, the Easter Triduum of the passion and resurrection of Christ is the culmination of the entire liturgical year.” (General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, # 18)
These last Forty Days were a time of preparation for these great Three days, which is what Triduum means. These three days lead us to an empty tomb and an Octave, eight days, of celebrating the Resurrection. They also introduce an entire liturgical season, the Easter Season, which lasts for Fifty days until Pentecost. Please make every effort to participate in these three sacred days.
May God bless you all, Fr Denis
Message from Blue Hills Management regarding parking at the chapel
“Just letting you know that this morning we had a little chaos at Blue Hills with trucks dropping roofing sheets off and cars trying to park for church etc etc… I would highly recommend that anyone going to the chapel over the next 2-3 weeks please park on the vacant block of land as they come into the village and walk down to the chapel. I have also spoken to the site supervisor and he will rope off an area for them to walk in so that no one is going to get hurt or run over… I would prefer that no one parks on the road way as we will have a lot of deliveries of roofing, air-con and bricks so we need to all stay safe. Many thanks, Louise.”