Holy Week – Easter
Palm Sunday 9.30 in Kennedy Park
Palm Sunday (Sunday prior to Easter) hosts the Annual Ecumenical Palm Sunday Service, where Yarra Anglicans meet with Sacred Heart Parishioners for the Liturgy of the Palms, before returning to respective churches for a Palm Sunday Eucharist.
People of any denomination are welcome to join with us at any of these events.
Maundy Thursday, at 7.30pm
The Congregation are invited to participate in the emotional ceremonial recreation of the ‘Washing of Feet’ and Last Supper at St. Cuthbert’s Yarrawonga
Good Friday: 9.30am
a Morning Family Devotional Service of Song, Readings and dramatization of The Passion is held followed by Hot Cross Buns in St. Cuthbert’s Church hall.
Good Friday: 11.30am
St. Thomas’s at St. James – liturgy of the day.
Good Friday: 5.00pm
In 2015, a new tradition began, inviting one and all, to an evening Good Friday Service out at the Boomahnoomoonah Memorial Site (Corner of Keenan and Hammon Rd’s Wilby), where a moving observation of The Stations of the Cross take place from 5.00pm – weather permitting, alternatively at 5:30 pm in St. Cuthbert’s Church Yarrawonga.
The ‘Lighting of the New Fire’ with Procession from the Altar of Repose and
7am ‘Blessing of the Font’
Yarrawonga Eucharist may incorporate the ‘Renewal of Baptism Vows’
8.30am (St James)
Devotional Service at St. James may feature the ‘Renewal of Baptism Vows’
Family Eucharist in Yarrawonga may feature the ‘Renewal of Baptism Vows’ or Celebration of Life
Children Celebrating Easter – 2015
During the Celebratory Service, 20+ children disappeared into the Chapel to transform into butterflies whilst Father Michael described the “Images of Easter / Butterfly Emerging from the Chrysalis” showcasing our newly installed data projection with a sermon set to beautiful images collated by Barb Kelly.
In 2014, the Easter Theme, focused on ‘Renewal of Vows’ and after an enlightening discussion, an emotional line up followed as every person in attendance, waited to be blessed with the Holy Water.
A lovely way to celebrate Easter together.
Of course the children had a little fun in the church garden looking for eggs too!
In 2013, our theme was ‘Images of New Life’, Fr. Michael showed a Chrysalis one of the children had found earlier and explained the connection of butterflies emerging from the chrysalis with New Life, – our young children then emerged from the Chapel or our ‘Tomb’ dressed as butterflies, to enhance the message of Easter.
6.15 am Service of Light
7.00 am Eucharist
10.00 am Eucharist & Renewal of Baptismal vows
8.30 am Eucharist & Renewal
of baptismal vows
05:00 pm (if weather
5.30 pm in St. Cuthbert