Sacred Heart & St Pius Xth, Clifton Diocese
Sacred Heart & St Pius Xth, Clifton Diocese

PALM SUNDAY       9am   Sacred Heart     10:30am   St Pius Xth

We gather outside the Churches with our palms to participate in Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem




one celebration over 3 days

a joint celebration for the two parishes at St Pius Xth


HOLY THURSDAY     7.30pm   St Pius Xth

The cermony of the Washing of the Feet is characterised by its simplicity, allowing this beautiful gesture of service to speak to us all of ministry in the church.



The ritual speaks of the adoration of the cross, not necessarily a crucifix. Wood is the operative sign for the adoration, not a figure of other embellishments that might be attached to the cross. The image of the dead and defeated Lord can narrow our focus to one isolated moment in the paschal mystery, whereas the cross (more precisely the wood of the cross) can better suggest the tree of life, whose power is present now, and transends any particular moment of human history.


The faithful approach the cross to venerate it in procession making a simple genuflection or kiss.



All day today the church has been silent. We have been waiting in prayerful expectation, reflecting on the love of God, confident of the triumph of God's love over pain, suffering and death. On this night, we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and share in a special way in the glory of the risen Christ. We are sent out as an Easter people to 'Go in peace. Alleluia! Alleluia!'


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