St Theresa of Lisieux
Parish of Southwick with Portslade
Holy Week and Easter
Sunday 5 April is Palm Sunday. Mass will be streamed from Arundel Cathedral at 11:15am. You can find other Masses being streamed online using the links below.
The Paschal Triduum has three parts:
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday, 9 April
The Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, 10 April
The Solemn Vigil of Easter on Holy Saturday, 11 April
Although we are unable to join in the Paschal Triduum in person this year, we hope that we will be together in prayer.
Bishop Richard will be celebrating each part of the Triduum at Arundel Cathedral and each will be streamed online. The start times are Thursday 8pm, Friday 3pm and Saturday 8:30pm. At the same times on Thursday and Friday, Fr Alistair will be celebrating at St Theresa’s, but we do not have the facility to stream services from either of our churches. Fr Alistair will celebrate the Easter Vigil at 8pm on Saturday.
Pope Francis will celebrate the Holy Week services in St Peter's Basilica in Rome; these too will be streamed online. Find times and links here, remembering that Italy is an hour ahead of the UK.
On Easter Day, 12 April, many churches will be streaming Masses. Find these via the links below.
While it is not possible to attend Mass in person, we suggest that you watch an online broadcast of Mass. For information about other churches which stream Mass, click here.
Another useful site is Mass-online which gives an hour-by-hour list of Masses. These are broadcast from all over the world so cater for night owls and larks as well as those who keep more conventional hours!
For the readings of the day, see Universalis.
Parish of Hangleton and West Blatchington
Join in Prayer
The Holy Father's
Universal Prayer Intention for April
Freedom from Addiction:
we pray that those suffering from addiction
may be helped and accompanied.
Prayers of Hope
Again this Sunday,
Christians of all denominations
are invited to pray at 7pm:
pray for our neighbourhoods and our nation;
for those who are sick and those who care for them;
for key workers providing essential services;
for those in leadership positions;
for those whose income has been lost
and for all who are fearful in this time of uncertainty.
May we place our trust in our loving Heavenly Father.
For more information about what is happening in the current situation, why not take a look at the
to the website for St Theresa of Lisieux (the Parish of Southwick with Portslade) and St George (the Parish of Hangleton and West Blatchington), situated in the west of the Roman Catholic Deanery of Brighton & Hove.
Because of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, all public services, including weekday and Sunday Masses, are suspended until further notice.
This means that, for now, there will be no public Masses at St Theresa's or at St George's, or at any church in the UK. Catholics are not, for the time being, under an obligation to attend Mass on Sundays.