18th April . Holy Thursday,. Chrism Mass at the Cathedral, 11am. Evening Masses of the Lord's Supper in parishes.
19th April. Good Friday. Public holiday. Many towns have ecumenical Walks of Witness or similar. Services of Veneration of the Holy cross, usually 3pm. Student Cross pilgrims arrive at Walsingham, D.V.
20th April. Holy Saturday, a day of liturgical stillness, until Easter Vigil Masses in the evening in parishes, when there are often baptisms, confirmations and receptions of those joining the Church via RCIA programmes.
21st April. Easter Sunday, celebrating the Resurrection of the Lord.
22nd April. Easter Monday, Public holiday
23rd April. Back to school in Northants and Beds - 24th in Bucks . Feast of St George, Patron of England.
27th April - YOUCAT for Kids Sessions. Due to the snow that came at the beginning of February, the sessions at St Aidan’s RC Church hall, Little Chalfont (S E Bucks) and Our Lady of Grace RC Church hall (South Bcks) were postponed. Having liaised with High Wycombe there will now be one joint session for both Areas. This will take place at: St Aidan’s RC Church Hall, Finch Lane, Little Chalfont, Bucks HP7 9NE on Saturday 27 April 2019, 10.30am-12pm. All welcome.
The YOUCAT for kids is a wonderful new resource aimed at younger children. It is a great new tool for catechists, and for parents and carers as they pass on the faith to children. During these 90 minute sessions there will be the opportunity to: browse the YOUCAT for Kids, be guided through a method of using the YOUCAT for Kids, have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the YOUCAT for Kids at the reduced price of £10 (please bring £10 cash or a cheque made payable to R.E. Service) & hear about support and training for catechists.There is no charge for the event itself. Booking however is essential as capacity is limited at some of the venues and to help us with ordering sufficient numbers of YOUCAT for Kids books. Please book early via the NORES office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
28th April - second Sunday of Easter. Divine Mercy Sunday.
6th May -(Monday) - Bank Holiday
12th may - Vocations Sunday. Fourth Sunday of Easter
27th May (Monday ) Late-spring bank Holiday
30th May (Thurs ) - Solemnity of the Ascension. Holy day of Obligation.
31st May - beginning of Pentecost Novena