Fr. Frank and the Altar servers prepare for the procession of Palms.
Holy Thursday centres on the institution of the Eucharist, with the washing
of the feet, as Jesus's did with the apostles, as the central symbol.
Fed by the Eucharist we gain strength to care for one another.
The afternoon service began with the Stations of the Cross celebrated
with a walk through the parish. With the arrival at the Church the Solemn
Commeration of the Passion began.
traditional evening service on Good Friday in Mount Argus is the 'Seven
Last Words'. Seven preachers speak on the seven words spoken by Jesus
from the Cross. This
year's preachers were Pat Fritgerald, Martin Coffey, John Craven, Pat
Rogers, Frank Keevins, Charles Cross, and Anthony O'Leary.
Joe Kennedy was the Master of Ceremonies and the Garda Male Choir added
to the solemnity.
New Light comes into the world with the lighting of the Easter fire and
Palm Sunday Mass and the Children enact the story of the Passion of Our
Good Friday Night
The Resurrection of the Lord is celebrated on Easter Sunday. The children
gather round the altar for the Communion Rite.