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Pontifical Holy Week in Melbourne

From the website of the Catholic Community of Bl. John Henry Newman, the chaplaincy for the "Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite" in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, which worships at St. Aloysius Church (233 Balaclava Road Caulfield North, 3161, Melbourne):

His Lordship, Most Rev Basil Meeking, Bishop Emeritus of Christchurch, New Zealand returns to Melbourne to celebrate all the traditional Latin ceremonies of Holy Week.

Palm Sunday (17th April) 10.30 am, Solemn Pontifical Mass, with blessing of palms and procession.

Spy Wednesday (20th April) 8.00 pm: Tenebrae.

Maundy Thursday (21st April) 8.00 pm, Solemn Pontifical Mass of the Lord's Supper, with adoration at the Altar of Repose until Midnight

Good Friday (22nd April) 10.30 am Stations of the Cross, 3.00 pm Commemoration of the Passion and Death of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, 8.00 pm Tenebrae

Holy Saturday (23rd April) 8.00 pm Paschal Vigil and Solemn Pontifical Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday (24th April) 10.30 am Solemn Pontifical Mass of Easter, 3.30pm Pontifical Vespers & Benediction

Easter Monday (25th April) 10.30 am Solemn Pontifical Mass, followed by a picnic.

This blog has a post about the 2010 Pontifical Holy Week in Melbourne.

To all our esteemed readers: please feel free to post the details of your own community's upcoming Holy Week observances in the combox.


  1. Gratias2:50 AM

    At San Juan Buenaventura Mission, Ventura, California, Father Michael J. Carcerano, pastor:

    Holy Thusday, 5 PM, Missa Solemnis Vespertinae in Cena Domine

    Good Friday, April 22, 2011, 3:30 PM, Solemnis Actio liturgica in Passione et Morte Domine

    Holy Saturday, April 23, 2011, Solemnis Vigilia paschalis

    Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, 1:30 PM, Easter High Mass

    Una Voce Ventura organizes TLM every Sunday, 1:30 PM.

    If you are in California for Easter, come to Ventura. Our Mission is halfway to Heaven.

    Deo Gratias

    St.Michael The Archgangel LMC
    Palm Sunday Blessing ofPalms 11AM.
    Easter Sunday High Mass 11:00 AM

  3. Bill M4:11 AM

    At North American Martyr's (FSSP) in Seattle;
    Holy Week Schedule
    April 17, Palm Sunday
    8:00 AM Low Mass (at Holyrood Cemetery)
    11:30 AM Blessing and Procession of Palms
    Solemn High Mass
    April 18, Monday of Holy Week
    12:10 PM Low Mass
    7:30 PM Solemn High Mass
    April 19, Tuesday of Holy Week
    12:10 PM Low Mass
    April 20, Spy Wednesday
    12:10 PM Low Mass
    7:00 PM Stations of the Cross
    7:30 PM Solemn High Mass
    April 21, Holy Thursday (at Bastyr)
    8:00 PM Solemn High Mass
    Translation of the Blessed Sacrament
    Adoration until Midnight
    April 22, Good Friday (at Bastyr)
    1:00 PM The Good Friday Sermons
    Stations of the Cross
    3:00 PM Solemn Afternoon Liturgy
    April 23, Holy Saturday (at Bastyr)
    10:00 PM Easter Vigil and Solemn High Mass
    April 24, Easter Sunday (at Bastyr)
    8:30 AM Low Mass
    10:30 AM Solemn High Mass
    Bastyr University
    (formerly St. Edward Seminary)
    Is located at 14500 Juanita Drive NE
    in Kenmore, Washington

    Before all Masses

  4. Lucky Melbourne!

  5. Anonymous3:59 PM

    Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community
    St. Boniface Church
    (Holy Wisdom Parish)
    2208 East Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212

    Palm Sunday
    7:30am Confessions
    8am Low Mass w/Blessing of Palms
    11am Confessions
    11:30am High Mass w/Blessing of Palms, Liturgical Procession & Chanted Passion

    Monday in Holy Week
    6:30pm Confessions
    7pm Low Mass

    Tuesday in Holy Week
    6:30pm Confessions
    7pm Low Mass

    Spy Wednesday
    6:30pm Confessions
    7pm Low Mass

    Holy Thursday
    6:30pm Confessions
    7pm Evening High Mass of the Lord's Supper followed by Eucharistic Procession & Adoration until Midnight

    Good Friday
    12 Noon Confessions & Stations of the Cross
    1pm Sermon
    1:30pm Sacred Liturgy w/Veneration of the Cross, Chanted Passion, Recitation of the Solemn Prayers & Holy Communion (Synaxis)

    Holy Saturday Easter Vigil
    10pm Easter Vigil High Mass
    Blessing of New Fire, Exultet & Renewal of Baptismal Vows

    Easter Sunday
    11:30am High Mass
    Mass of the Resurrection

  6. Anonymous5:37 PM

    Wonderful news! May our Heavenly Mother and of course Our Lord Himself compensate His Excellency for his work!

    May They also bless our Holy Church!


    P.S.: @roratecaeliblog: Thank you for sharing these beautiful things! They brighten the heart :)

  7. Anonymous6:46 PM

    In Inglewood, California (Los Angeles Archiocese):

    Holy Thusday April 21, 5:00 PM

    Good Friday April 22, 3:30 PM

    St. John Chrysostom Church
    546 East Florence Avenue
    Inglewood, CA 90301
    (310) 671-4412

  8. Anonymous7:24 PM

    Dublin, Ireland

  9. Mater Ecclesiae Mission, Berlin, NJ:

    Palm Sunday: 8:30 AM Low Mass, 11:00 AM Solemn Procession and High Mass (Confessions 30 minutes before each Mass)

    Monday: 8:00 AM Mass
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM Mass
    (Confessions 15 minutes before each Mass)
    Tuesday: 8:00-9:00 PM Confessions

    Spy Wednesday: 7:30 PM Mass (Confessions 1 hour before Mass)

    Maundy Thursday: 9:00 AM - Tenebrae, 6:15-7:15 PM Confessions, 7:30 PM Mass of the Lord's Supper and Procession to the Repository, Holy Hour for Priests at the Repository, Adoration until 11:00 PM, c. 9:45 PM Compline recto tono in the chapel.

    Good Friday: 9:00 AM Tenebrae, 1:45-2:45 PM Confessions, 3:00 PM Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday, 7:00 PM Stations of the Cross and Blessing with Relic of the True Cross
    Confessions after Stations of the Cross

    Holy Saturday: 8:45 AM - Blessing of Easter Baskets, 9:00 AM Tenebrae, 7:15-8:15 PM Confessions, 8:30 PM - Easter Vigil, c. 11:00 PM - Solemn Lauds of Easter (shortened version)

    Easter Sunday: 8:30 AM Low Mass, 11:00 AM High Mass & Benediction (Confessions 30 minutes before each Mass)

  10. Latin Mass NYC has details about 1962 Missal Holy Week services in New York City.

  11. Servants of the Holy Family, 8025 Maverick Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908

    > Apr 17 – Palm Sunday High Mass: 9am; Vespers and Benediction: 6pm

    > Apr 21 – Holy Thursday High Mass: 5pm

    > Apr 22 – Good Friday Solemn Liturgy: 3pm

    > Apr 23 – Holy Saturday Easter Vigil: 9:30pm followed by Midnight Mass

    > Apr 24 – Easter Sunday High Mass: 10am; Vespers and Solemn Benediction: 6pm

    Please call 719-496-3933 to ascertain if space will be available on any particular day.

  12. Mater Dei Parish, Irving, TX, USA
    Diocese of Dallas

    Wednesday of Holy Week:
    6:30 am Mass
    10:00 am Mass
    7:00 pm Tenebrae

    Holy Thursday:
    7:00 pm Mass with stripping of the Altars
    Adoration until midnight

    Good Friday
    Noon Stations of the Cross
    3:00 pm Liturgy
    7:00 pm Tenebrae

    Holy Saturday:
    10:30 pm Easter Vigil

    Easter Sunday:
    regular Sunday Schedule

  13. Like the Latin Mass Community of Melbourne, Austrailia, the Brothers of the Little Oratory in San Diego will be celebrating their eleventh consecutive
    Gregorian Tenebrae (EF) at 7:00pm on the evening of Spy Wednesday, 20 April, 2011, in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Polk and Park Ave.'s in University Heights, San DIego, CA, according to a well established, sensible, and much more evangelistically convenient (read "Family Friendly") local custom. Please come if you are in the area. Fr. Harry Neely O.S.A. acts as Hebdomadary. You really don't want to miss this.

  14. For directions to the San Diego Tenebrae:

  15. Anonymous3:44 AM

    Anyone wishing his Holiness a happy birthday today?

  16. Gratias4:30 AM

    Happy Birthday Holy Father! And many, many more.

    Vielen Dank fur Summorum Pontificum. Deo Gratias

  17. Correction to my previous post, the correct telephone number is 719-495-3933 for the Servants - mea culpa.


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