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2 Slyne Road
Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 2HU

01524 32493

St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lancaster – St Joseph’s parish comprises the northern side of the River Lune at Lancaster, taking in Ryelands, Skerton, Beaumont, and Halton. We are a small community where you will receive a warm welcome.

Triduum Celebrations

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Triduum Celebrations

Philip Conner

At the heart of our faith is the Triduum, the three days that reach from Maundy Thursday, the Mass of the Last Supper, to Easter Sunday, the day of the Resurrection. At St Joseph's everyone comes together to offer God the best that we can in prayer and worship. For months beforehand, the choir is rehearsing, the brasses are being polished, the flowers planned and arranged, the readers rehearsed and the altar servers practised. 

In the morning of Maundy Thursday, all the priests of the Diocese gather at the Cathedral for the Chrism Mass with the Bishop. Here we found Fr Sony who was dressed in the vestments of the Syro-Malabar Rite.

In the morning of Maundy Thursday, all the priests of the Diocese gather at the Cathedral for the Chrism Mass with the Bishop. Here we found Fr Sony who was dressed in the vestments of the Syro-Malabar Rite.

After Mass, the oils which have been blessed, are distributed to all the priests of the Diocese, to be used through the year for the celebration of the sacraments, Christ's presence amongst us.

After Mass, the oils which have been blessed, are distributed to all the priests of the Diocese, to be used through the year for the celebration of the sacraments, Christ's presence amongst us.

At the Mass of the Last Supper, Fr Philip followed Christ's example and washed the feet of twelve parishioners. In washing the feet of the disciples, Jesus gave us a new commandment, to love one another as he loved us.

At the Mass of the Last Supper, Fr Philip followed Christ's example and washed the feet of twelve parishioners. In washing the feet of the disciples, Jesus gave us a new commandment, to love one another as he loved us.

The Desolation of Good Friday. All the statues and even the cross is covered, all is lost and we are in mourning.

The Desolation of Good Friday. All the statues and even the cross is covered, all is lost and we are in mourning.

The blessing of the Paschal Fire begins the Easter Vigil, the mother of all Vigils.

The blessing of the Paschal Fire begins the Easter Vigil, the mother of all Vigils.

The Easter Vigil. The Light came into the darkness, and the darkness could not extinguish it. The shrouds are removed, and the light of the Paschal Candle illuminates the church. Alleluia!

The Easter Vigil. The Light came into the darkness, and the darkness could not extinguish it. The shrouds are removed, and the light of the Paschal Candle illuminates the church. Alleluia!

At the Easter Vigil, we were delighted to bring six young adults into full communion with the Church.

At the Easter Vigil, we were delighted to bring six young adults into full communion with the Church.

We were also filled with joy (and sadness) as Katherine left the parish to join the Carmelite Sisters.

We were also filled with joy (and sadness) as Katherine left the parish to join the Carmelite Sisters.

Easter joy!

Easter joy!

At Easter, the Church looks resplendent in gold!

At Easter, the Church looks resplendent in gold!

Bosco, our new MC, overseeing operations!

Bosco, our new MC, overseeing operations!