|SEASON / SUNDAY||COLOUR||DETAIL|
|Advent||Purple||Ceremonial lighting of the Advent wreath candles. Incense is used until Ordinary time. No flowers during advent.|
|First Sunday in Advent||Purple||Mary & Joseph begin Posada.Christingle service in the afternoon at 17.30|
|Advent 3||Purple||Toy Sunday.Gifts of new wrapped presents invited.|
|Advent 3 or 4 depending on proximity to Christmas Day||Purple||Service of Lessons and Carols at 17.30.Christmas Tree erected and decorated prior to service. Candles at service and Church completely lit by tea lights.|
|Christmas Eve afternoon||White / Gold||Children’s blessings of the Crib at 16.30. Includes arrival of Mary and Joseph at completion of the Posada, blessing of the tree and crib. Holy Water and incense.|
|Christmas Eve||White / Gold||Midnight Mass 23.30Church completely lit by tea lights.|
|Christmas Morning||White / Gold||Children invited to bring an unopened present.|
|Sunday after ChristmasHoly Family||White / Gold|
|Sunday between 2nd and 8th January, Epiphany.||White / Gold|
|Sunday after 6th January (unless pre-empted by Epiphany)The Baptism of the Lord||White / Gold|
|Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, except as below.||Green||No incense until Ash Wednesday.|
|Sunday nearest to 2nd February Candlemas.||White||People’s Candles are blessedRenewal of baptismal vows and sprinkling|
|Sundays in Ordinary time resume||Green|
|Ash Wednesday- Principal service to be am with school involvement. Said pm Mass.||Purple||Incense until Ordinary time starts.Blessing and imposition of Ashes.
|All Fridays in Lent. Prepare and fill-out the Stations with a themed approach. JH / DS to combine in leading?||Purple||19.45 Stations of the Cross|
|Lent 1,2,3.||Purple||Penitential rite with lighting of candles throughout Lent.|
|Lent 4||Purple||Mothering SundayDistribution of flowers|
|Palm Sunday||Red||Meet in school.Palms distributed and blessed with holy water.
Silent procession to church
|Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Holy Week||Purple||Additional Mass at 19.45|
|Maundy Thursday – Watch until 22.00||White||19.45 Mass of the Lord’s Supper.Procession to the Altar of repose.
Stripping of the Altar
Watch before the Sacrament
|Good Friday – Combine afternoon liturgy with evening Stations for 19.00||Red||10.30 Children’s’ Stations14.00 Liturgy- reading on, Veneration of the Cross,Mass from the pre-sanctified species (in one kind)
19.45 Stations of the Cross with singing of Stabat Mater “at the Cross her Station Keeping”
|Easter Vigil||White / Gold||21.00 The Easter Vigil.Lighting of the new fire, blessing of the Paschal candle, lighting if congregational candles, procession into church.
Exultet, renewal of baptismal vows, readings, Mass.
|Easter Day||White / Gold||10.00 Renewal of baptismal vows during mass|
|Sundays within Eastertide||White / Gold|
|Ascension Day||White / Gold||To be moved to 6th Sunday after Easter.|
|Corpus Christi||White / Gold||Sunday after PentecostSacrament exposed in the monstrance.
Benediction replaces normal blessing
|Trinity Sunday||White / Gold||Trinity Icon carried in procession|
|Sundays in Ordinary time(except as below)||Green||No incense|
|Assumption of BVM||White||Nearest Sunday to 15th August a|
|All Saints||White||Nearest Sunday to November 1st|
|All Souls – an element of the Bereavement ministry?||Purple||November 2nd at 19.45|
|Remembrance Sunday||Green||Procession to outside cross.Laying of wreath and 2 minutes silence follows 10.00 mass.|
|Christ the King (last Sunday in Ordinary time)||White|