Services for Holy Week

Newry Cathedral News

Palm Sunday

Blessing of palms

Palms will be blessed at all Masses in the Parish and in the Cathedral garden at 12noon (weather permitting).

Evening Prayer with St Colman’s College

Evening Prayer of the Church for Palm Sunday will be sung by the students of St. Colman’s Choir at 7.00pm.


Confessions at the cathedral – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 11.00am – 12 noon

Confessions at St. Catherine’s: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11.30am – 12noon. Good Friday -after Ceremony of the Lord’s Passion 4.00pm to 5.00pm. Holy Saturday 11.00am to 1.00pm and 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Easter Triduum

Holy Thursday

Chrism Mass

Chrism Mass 10.30am in the Cathedral celebrated by Archbishop Eamon Martin. St. Colman’s College students will sing.

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper Cathedral: 7.30pm
St. Catherine’s: 5.30pm (children’s Mass) and 7.30pm
St. Colman’s Shinn: 7.30pm
The Cathedral will close at 10.00pm

Good Friday

Stations of The Cross

Stations for the Youth at 1.00pm in the Cathedral. Stations of the Cross in all Churches (except St. Catherine’s Dominican Church) at 3.00pm.

Please note that there has been a change with the scheduling of stations of the cross at St. Catherine’s Church from afternoon to evening. See below.

Children’s Stations of the Cross at St. Catherine’s at 11am. Stations of the cross in St Catherine’s at 7.30pm.

Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion

St Catherine’s – 3pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (followed by Confessions)

Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, Cathedral: 7.30pm, St. Colman’s Shinn: 7.30pm.

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil of the Resurrection of the Lord

Cathedral: 9.00pm
St. Catherine’s: 9.00pm
St. Colman’s Shinn: 9.00pm

Easter Sunday

Times are as normal with an additional Mass in St. Brigid’s Church at 10.30am. There will be no 5.30pm Mass in the Cathedral.