SOME OF THE EASTER CHURCH SERVICE TIMES IN OUR DIOCESE
Compiled from April’s Diocesan magazine notes and clergy emails
Information will be added as available.
Note: Dawn Eucharists are being held at lake, rectory, church and strand locations in this Diocese on Easter Day. Venues include Stradbally, Courtown Harbour, Tinahely, Tramore, Fiddown, Clonbeg and Rosslare, with parishioners gathering from 6. 15 a.m. See the relevant listings below.
KILKENNY UNION OF PARISHES
Tuesday, March 27th – 7 p.m. – St Lachtain’s – Compline
Wednesday, 28th – 10.30 a.m. – St Canice’s, Holy Communion and 7 p.m. St Canice’s, Tenebrae
Thursday, 29th – 11 a.m. – St Canice’s – Chrism service and 7 p.m. – St John’s – Holy Communion
Friday, 30th – 10 a.m.- St Lachtain’s – Liturgy of Good Friday. Also 10 a.m. St Aidan’s – Morning Prayer and also 12 noon – St Canice’s – Vigil – Three Hours before the Cross
Saturday, 31st – 12 noon to 3 p.m. – St Canice’s – Easter Family Fun Event
Easter Sunday – 8 a.m. St Canice’s, 10 a.m. St John’s, 10 a.m. St Lachtain’s, 10 a.m. St Aidan’s and 11.30 a.m. St Canice’s. All Holy Communion services.
WATERFORD UNION OF PARISHES
|MAUNDY THURSDAY||St. Andrew’s Dunmore East : HC||8pm|
|Cathedral : HC||8pm|
|GOOD FRIDAY||Christ Church, Tramore : Reflections at the Cross||12 noon|
|Cathedral : Reflections at the Cross||8pm|
|EASTER EVE||Cathedral : HC||10.30 pm|
|Tramore Beach : HC||7am|
|Cathedral: HC||8.30 am|
|Cathedral: HC||10 am|
|St. John the Baptist, Annestown: HC||10 am|
|Christ Church Tramore : HC||11.30 am|
|St. Andrew’s, Dunmore East: HC||11.30 am|
Also Monday, 2nd April – EASTER MESSY CHURCH – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come for a fun filled Easter themed activity session suitable for all the family to enjoy together including
games, arts and crafts and an Easter hunt with a difference at 11.30 a.m.
CASHEL UNION OF PARISHES
Tuesday in Holy Week:
8.00pm Holy Communion & Reflection – St Mary’s, Tipperary
Wednesday in Holy Week:
8.00pm Holy Communion & Reflection- St Sedna’s, Clonbeg
MARCH 29th HOLY THURSDAY: Bishop Michael Presiding
8.00pm Eucharist, Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altars & Gethsemane Vigil – Cashel Cathedral
(The Cathedral will remain open until 9.30pm for those who wish
to use this time for prayer on this special night.)
MARCH 30th GOOD FRIDAY: 10.00am Morning Prayer & Litany – Tipperary
2.00pm Devotions at the foot of the Cross – Cashel
MARCH 31st HOLY SATURDAY:
8.00pm Easter Vigil & Eucharist – Cashel
Easter Day in Cashel Union:
7.00 a.m. Dawn Eucharist – St. Sedna’s Parish Church, Clonbeg (Glen of Aherlow);
10.00 a.m. Easter Eucharist – St. Mary’s, Ballintemple (Dundrum) and Church of the Holy Spirit, Magorban;
11.30 a.m. Easter Eucharist – St. Mary’s, Tipperary;
11.30 a.m. Family Easter Eucharist – Cashel Cathedral.
LISMORE UNION OF PARISHES
Easter Eve Vigil Stradbally 9 pm Celebrant : Bishop
Sunrise Eucharist Mahon Falls 7 am
Eucharists of Easter Day
Dungarvan 9 am
Comeragh 9.45 am
Cappoquin 10.15 am
Stradbally 11.00 am
Lismore / Cathedral 11.30 am (followed by Easter Egg Hunt in Cathedral grounds).
CASTLECOMER UNION OF PARISHES
Easter Vigil (Saturday): 8pm Mothel Church
Easter Day: 9.15 The Colliery; 10.30 St Mary’s; noon Bilboa (all Holy Communion)
The following Sunday, April 8th, will be a united service of Holy Communion in the Colliery Church at 11am.
KILLESHIN UNION OF PARISHES
Sat 8 p m Easter Vigil MAYO church
Sun 9.30. CLOYDAGH
12 noon CASTLETOWN
ABBEYLEIX AND KILLERMOGH UNION OF PARISHES
9.00 am Aughmacart HC Two
9.00 am Killermogh HC Two
10.30 am Ballyroan HC Two
10.30 am Durrow HC Two
12 noon Abbeyleix HC Two
RATHDOWNEY UNION OF PARISHES
31st March Easter Eve Communions: Donaghmore 7pm Aghaboe 8pm
Easter Day 1st April Holy Communions: Castlefleming 9.30, Rathdowney 10.45 Rathsaran 12noon
Carlow Union of Parishes
Wednesday in Holy Week (March 28)
Holy Communion in the Community House, Haymarket at 10.30 am.
Service of the Word in Staplestown at 8 pm.
Maundy Thursday (March 29)
Holy Communion and Reception of Oils in Urglin at 8 pm.
Good Friday (March 30)
Service of the Word with Carlow Methodist Church in St. Mary’s Church at 7.30 pm.
Easter Day (April 1)
Staplestown, Holy Communion at 9.30 am
St. Mary’s, Holy Communion at 10.45 am
Urglin, Holy Communion at 12 Noon.
MORE INFORMATION FROM:
Rector: Rev. David White
Tel: 059 913 2565; E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Week & Easter: As we prepare for Holy Week and Easter, we are delighted to partner again with Carlow Men’s Shed. An idea emerged to have a large wooden cross in the chancel of St. Mary’s during Holy Week and to have it as our main focus on Good Friday when we are joined by the Methodist Church for a ‘Service of the Word’ before we process with a number of other church groups for ‘Prayer around the Cross’ in Carlow Cathedral. On Easter Day the cross will then be adorned with festive flowers. We are delighted to support Carlow Men’s Shed and are so glad to benefit from their talent and expertise.
PORTLAOISE AND BALLYFIN UNION OF PARISHES
Sunday 1sth April – Easter Day:
9.30 a.m. The Rock H.C. Canon Susan Green
10.45 a.m. Portlaoise H. C. + Baptism Canon Susan Green
12 noon Ballyfin H.C. Canon Susan Green
Tullow Group of Parishes
Easter Day 1 April:
Fiddown Union of Parishes
Dawn Chorus – this Easter we are holding a Dawn service at Clonegam Church at 6:30am
GOREY GROUP OF PARISHES
Easter Sunday April 1st :
Dawn Service – Courtown Harbour – 6.45am for 7am sun rise;
8.30am Holy Communion Service Christ Church Gorey;
10.15am Holy Communion Service St. John’s Church Hollyfort;
10.15am Holy Communion Service St. Luke’s Church Leskinfere;
11.30am Holy Communion Service Christ Church Gorey.
Killanne Union of Parishes
Maunday Thursday Holy Communion. Templeshanbo Church 8pm
Good Friday Services of Morning Prayer- Templeshanbo 10am, Killanne 11:30am
Service of Evening Prayer Rossdroit 8pm
Easter Sunday – Joint Service Killanne 11:30am followed by Easter Egg Hunt & Family Picnic Rectory Clonroche
Ferns Union of Parishes
Good Friday, St Edan’s Cathedral, 2 pm
Saturday 31st March, 6.30 pm Camolin, Holy Communion; 8 pm Ballycarney, Holy Communion.
The Leighlin Union of Parishes Easter Services
EASTER EVE [Saturday March 31st]
8pm St John’s Church, Shankill (Paulstown)Easter Vigil Eucharist
EASTER DAY [April 1st]
10am St Laserian’s Cathedral, Old Leighlin. : Eucharist of the Resurrection
11.30am St Moling’s Chapel, Borris House: Eucharist of the Resurrection
SUNDAY AFTER EASTER [April 8th]
10am St Laserian’s Cathedral Parish Eucharist
11.30am Morning Prayer, St George’s Church, Goresbridge (Grange Sylvae)
Enniscorthy and Monart Union of Parishes
Tuesday 27th March – 7.30pm St. Paul’s, Clone, Taize.
Wednesday 28th March – 7.30pm St. Mary’s, Enniscorthy, Tenebrae.
Maundy Thursday 29th March – 7.30pm St. John’s, Clonmore, Holy Communion.
Good Friday 30th March – 12.00pm Ecumenical walk and prayers from Clone church to Monageer RC church
7.30pm St. Paul’s, Templescoby, Evensong.
Saturday 31st March – 7.00pm St. Paul’s, Clone, Easter Vigil
Easter Day 1st April – 9.45am St. Peter’s, Monart, Easter Eucharist and 11.30am St. Mary’s, Enniscorthy, Easter Eucharist.
BALTINGLASS GROUP OF PARISHES
Tuesday 27th 8pm evening prayer Stratford
Wednesday 28th 5pm youth club walk up Baltinglass hill, 8pm Holy Communion
Thursday 29th 8pm Ballynure Holy Communion
Good Friday 30th 6pm St. Mary’s Way of the Cross to St. Joseph’s. 8.00pm Tenebrae Rathvilly
Saturday 31st 9.45pm Easter vigil Rathvilly
Easter Sunday 9am Ballynure, 10.15am Stratford, 11.20 Baltinglass all Holy Communion.
NEW ROSS AND FETHARD UNION OF PARISHES
HOLY WEEK SERVICES:
Tue EP in Duncannon (Killesk) @ 7pm
Wed Morning Service Fethard @10am
Thurs HC in Whitechurch @ 7pm
Good Friday in Fethard @ noon and in New Ross @ 2pm
Easter Day HC in Fethard @ 9 am and Service of the Word with HC in New Ross @ 10.45am
STRADBALLY UNION OF PARISHES
Wednesday March 28th Seder Meal 7.30 pm
Thursday March 29th Maundy Service Stradbally 7.30 pm
Friday March 30th Prayer Walk in Oughvale Woods 11.00 am
Friday March 30th Service in Ballintubbert 7.30 pm
Sunday April 1st Easter Dawn Service Stradbally Hall Lakeside 6.15 am
Sunday April 1st Easter Timogue 9.30 am and Ballintubbert 11.00 am
Kilcooley Union of Parishes with Fertagh
Maundy Thursday: Family Holy Communion in Kilcooley at 7.30pm
Good Friday: traditional service of Ante-Communion in Fertagh at 10am
Service of the Word in Crohane 3pm
Easter Eve: The Easter Vigil in Littleton at 7.30pm
Easter Day: HC Crohane 9am
HC Kilcooley 10.15am
HC Fertagh 11.30am
FENAGH-MYSHALL-AGHADE-ARDOYNE UNION OF PARISHES
Holy Week & Easter Services:
- Maundy Thursday – Myshall 8pm
- Good Friday – Aghade 8 pm
- Easter Day – 1st April – Ardoyne H.C. 9.30 am and Myshall H.C. 11.15 am
Ardamine, Kilnamanagh and Monamolin Group :
Thursday 29 March (Maundy Thursday):
Monamolin 8.00pm (Holy Communion)
Friday 30 March (Good Friday):
Ardamine 8.00pm (The Way of the Cross)
Sunday 1 April (Easter Day):
Monamolin 9.00am (Holy Communion)
Kiltennel 10.15am (Holy Communion)
Kilnamanagh 11.45am (Holy Communion)
TINAHELY AND CARNEW UNION OF PARISHES
Tuesday 27th All Saints Carnew Late Evening Office
Wednesday 28th Preban Compline
Thursday 29th Maundy Thurs Kilpipe Holy Communion Rite 1
Friday 30th Good Friday Liturgy All Saints Carnew 12 midday
Sunday 1st April –All Communion
6.45 a.m. “Son”rise Service The Rectory, Tinahely
8.30 a.m. Preban
10 a.m. All Saints Carnew
11.30 a.m. Kilcommon
Bunclody Union of Parishes
Tuesday 27th at St Pauls Kildavin at 8.00pm
Wednesday 28th at St Brigids Kilrush at 8.00pm
Thursday 29th at St Fiaccs Clonegal at 8.00pm
Friday 30th at St Marys Bunclody at 3.00pm
9.00 am at St Pauls Kildavin Holy Communion
10.15 am at St Fiaccs Clonegal Holy Communion
10.15 am at St Brigids Kilrush Holy Communion
11.30 am at St Marys Bunclody Holy Communion
WEXFORD AND KILSCORAN UNION OF PARISHES
Tuesday 27th March – 8 p.m. – St James’ church, Horetown
Spy Wednesday 28th March – 10.00 a.m. St Iberius and
8 p.m. St Peter’s church, Kilscoran
Maundy Thursday, 29th March – 8 p.m. Killurin Parish Church
Good Friday, 30th March – St Iberius Church, Wexford at 12 noon –
Procession of the Cross to Selskar Abbery. Return to St Iberius by 12.45 p.m.
Also 8 p.m. St Enoch’s church, Killinick
Easter Eve – 7 p.m. – St Munn’s Church, Taghmon
Easter Day – Dawn Eucharist – Rosslare Strand – 7 a.m.
Also 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion – St Paul’s Church, Balloughton
Also 11 a.m. Holy Communion – St David’s Church, Mulrankin
Also 11.15 a.m. Holy Communion – St Iberius’ Church, Wexford.
CLONMEL UNION OF PARISHES
Thursday, 29th March – Maundy Eucharist – 7.30pm Old St Marys, Clonmel
Good Friday – 9.30am – Service in St Paul’s, Cahir
12.00noon – 3pm “At the Cross” Old St Marys, Clonmel
7.30pm -Evening Office in Holy Trinity, Fethard
Saturday – 7.30pm – Lighting of Paschal Candles in Old St Mary’s Churchyard Clonmel followed by
the Easter Vigil & 1st Eucharist of Easter.
Easter Day – 8.30am – H.C. in St Paul’s, Cahir
9.30am – H.C. in Holy Trinity, Fethard
11.00am – H.C. in Old St Mary’s, Clonmel
TEMPLEMORE UNION OF PARISHES
Holy Communion services will be held in all three Churches of the Templemore Union on Easter Sunday:
St Mary’s Thurles 9.30am
St Mary’s Templemore 10.45am and
Kilfithmone 12 noon.