Today we celebrate the most important feast of our year: the Resurrection of Jesus, our Lord, our brother, our friend and our Saviour. Join us at 10:30 this morning in the Cathedral for Easter Mass. The choristers are singing!
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb…
Happy Easter from all at Cathedral School, Lancaster. May you be blessed with fifty days full of the joy of the Resurrection*! Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Alleluia!
*And don’t eat too much chocolate ;-)
Tonight, as the sun sets around the world, Christians will gather in church gardens, patios and porches around bonfires of all shapes and sizes, unlit candles in their hands, in anticipation of new light, new life and an empty tomb. Join us in the Cathedral this evening at 8:00pm for the first Mass of Easter, to thank God for the light of the risen Christ.
Good Friday is the day when Jesus, the Son of God, gathered up our worries, our sins and our suffering and died for us on the cross.
Today is the only day in the liturgical year when Mass is not celebrated. In many ways, today is a sad day and we will see this reflected in the simplicity of the rites of today’s service. In cathedrals and churches throughout the world, including our own, we will reenact the story of Calvary, we will say prayers for our sisters and brothers, we will venerate the cross and we will quietly share communion consecrated yesterday in the last Mass before Easter. Music, if any, will be simple; churches will be stripped of colours; statues might be covered and flowers removed; all our attention will be turned toward the reality of the cross. Join us in the Cathedral at 3:00pm for today’s main liturgy and at 6:30pm for the Stations of the Cross.
Tonight we celebrate the final passover meal that Jesus ate with his friends before his passion and death; when, for the first time, he gave his body and blood, blessed and broken, in the holy sacrament of the Mass. And we remember the humility of a servant king who would bend down to wash the feet of his friends on the eve of the morning that those same friends would abandon him, betray him and deny him. Join us for Mass in the Cathedral this evening at 7:30.
Easter Triduum Service Times at Lancaster Cathedral
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30pm
Stations of the Cross: 10:30am
Liturgy of The Lord’s Passion: 3:00pm
Stations of the Cross: 6:30pm
Easter Vigil: 8:00pm
Easter Mass: 10:30am
Easter Mass: 6:30pm
Borwick Hall Trip (Autumn 2014)
Current year fives who wish to enjoy the Borwick Hall trip in the Autumn Term need to return letters by Wednesday of this week (April 16). Thank you!
Arrowsmith 91.92% Clitherow 95.33% Barlow 96.55% Well done! Boste 87.50% Hayhurst 91.67% More 93.75% Plessington 92.67%
St Andrew’s House – Mufti Day
Tomorrow, Thursday 10th April, is a mufti day for everyone in St Andrew’s House. If you are in St Andrew’s, wear your own clothes for school!
Arrowsmith 89.23% Clitherow 95.00% Barlow 93.67% Boste 90.36% Hayhurst 96.33% More 97.50% Not bad! Plessington 98.00% Fantastic!
Last Chance for Milk! – Summer 2014
If you would like your child to have milk in the Summer Term, you must complete the milk order form and return it into school with your money by this Friday, the 4th April 2014, at the latest. Thank you!
We’re having a phonics workshop on Thursday 27th of March. Parents of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are especially encouraged to attend. Put the date in your diary! More information to follow.
Eco Club - upcoming dates
Eco Club next meet on Tuesday 25th March and then Tuesday 8th April.
After-School Fun Club Price Increase
From the 28th April
• There will be a price increase of 50p. One session will cost £6.00 and for a second child, £5.50.
From the 28th April
• Important – if you owe more than 4 weeks then your place will no longer be available.
Parents’ evening is next week. If you haven’t done so already, please send your form back into school so timetables can be finalised. Thank you :-)
Have you got your costume ready?
Tomorrow, 14th March, is Cathedral School’s second attempt at celebrating World Book Day. Please come dressed up as any character from one of your favourite books. If possible, bring the book along too! Can’t wait to see some of your character-costumes.
P.S. If you’ve not got anything to hand, don’t worry at all. Come dressed in your own clothes and you can challenge your friends and teacher to find a book character that matches what you’re wearing.
World Book Day (attempt two!)
Just a quick reminder! This Friday March 14th, come dressed up as any character from one of your favourite books. If possible, bring the book along too!