Catholic Parish of
The Most Holy Redeemer
BILLERICAY, ESSEX
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Holy Week and Easter 2022 Photos

Monday 18th April 2022

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As the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic fades, our Parish was able to celebrate Holy Week and Easter Sunday morning in a more usual fashion this year.

Below is a selection of photographs from a special week in our Parish, thanks to our excellent photographers Ray Keilthy, Teresa Giles, Suzanne Sinclair, Mark Nuttall and our fixed cameras in the church.

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

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The Sanctuary area is adorned with palms

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Fr Dan begins prayers at Sun Corner with plenty of parishioners in attendance

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Fr Dan starts the blessing of palms

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The 9am Choir is ready to lead the singing back into church

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The Gospel is read by Fr Dan, Monica Watters and Peter Johnson


Maundy Thursday - Mass of the Lord's Supper

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Fr Dan washes the feet of parishioners

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Incensing of the Blessed Sacrament whilst the 11am Choir
(accompanied by members of the 9am Choir) is directed by Mark Nuttall

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Procession to the Place of Repose

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As members of the congregation continue adoring the Blessed Sacrament,
our church looks wonderful in the moonlight


Good Friday - Celebration of the Lord's Passion

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Our main doors are open for all to attend this solemn service

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The altar has been stripped bare

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Fr Dan prostrates himself before the altar

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The Gospel of St John is read by Fr Dan, Maureen Lewis and Mike Evans

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The Holy Cross is shown three times to the congregation by Fr Dan

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Adoration of the Holy Cross by parishioners whilst Kathy Underhill directs the 9am Choir as it sings Arthur Sparke's settings of The Reproaches and Faithful Cross


Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

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Fr Dan places grains of incense into the new Paschal Candle as the fire (prepared by Ray Keilthy) blazes outside our church with many parishioners watching

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Fr Dan processes into the church with the new Paschal Candle

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Cantor Ricky Childs reads from the Book of Exodus and then sings the psalm, also from Exodus

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Fr Dan blesses the new Paschal Candle

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The 9am Choir sang at this Mass

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Kathy Underhill, The MHR Director of Music, directed the choir and played the organ at the Vigil

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The Sanctuary area looks wonderful at the end of the Vigil


Easter Sunday morning Masses

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A packed church awaits the start of 9am Mass

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Fr Dan welcomes everyone on Easter morning

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The lovely Easter Garden created by Esther Wilkins and her talented team of ladies

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Soprano Alison Connolly sings the psalm at 11am Mass

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The 11am Choir with their co-ordinator, Alison Connolly, and musicians Marilyn Goodman and Jeremiah Dinan lead the music at 11am Mass

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The congregation streams out after 11am Mass on a bright Easter Sunday morning

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