Palm Sunday

EVE OF PALM SUNDAY - Saturday 28th March


4.30 p.m. Talk on Replica of the Shroud of Turin

5.00 p.m. Service of Prayer


6.00 p.m. (Vigil Mass) with Blessing of Palm (Cantor and Organ)


8.00 p.m. JS Bach - Saint John Passion
This performance  marks not only the beginning of Holy Week on the vigil of Palm (Passion) Sunday, but also, significantly for the Pro-Cathedral and for the Archdiocese, the 200th Anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Pro-Cathedral, which took place on March 28th (Easter Tuesday) 1815.
Dublin Bach Singers, Pro-Cathedral Players and soloists Jacek Wislocki, Róisín O'Grady, Alison Browner, Nathan Morrison and Nathan Phipps-O'Neill. Conducted by Blánaid Murphy. 


Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion29th March

 10 a.m. Mass with Blessing of Palm - St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girls’ Choir


11 a.m. Mass - Blessing of Palm and Procession
Principal Celebrant - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, D.D.
Pueri Hebraeorum – Victoria, Mass XVII - Gregorian Chant, Improperium - Palestrina, Christus Factus Est - Bruckner. The Palestrina Choir. Director - Ms Blánaid Murphy.
Organ Voluntary - Chorale: ‘Valet will ich dir geben’, BWV 635 - J.S. Bach.
Organist - Professor Gerard Gillen. Organ Scholar - Mr Robbie Carroll.


12.45 p.m. Mass with Blessing of Palm - Cantor and Organ.

6.30 p.m. Mass with Blessing of Palm - Pro Nuova Music Group.

The Replica of the Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin Exhibition

St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral

from Friday 13th March until Palm Sunday 29th March 2015.


This exhibition, featuring life-sized photographic replicas of the Shroud of Turin was created in 2008.

It aims to use the replica of the Shroud as a visual aid to tell the story of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and to examine the mystery of the cloth.

The exhibition takes the journey of Jesus from his trial through the events of Good Friday to the empty tomb, using passages from the four gospels.

It aims to demonstrate what the flogging, the whip; the piercings, the nails and spear were really like, using the Shroud as a teaching aid.





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10.00 a.m.

11.00 a.m.

12.45 p.m.

* 5.45 p.m. (6.00 p.m. Sat)

* Sung Mass with the Palestrina Choir on Fridays during Choir term.

*Sung Mass with St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girls’ Choir on Tuesdays during Choir Term

 * No evening Mass during the Month of August.




6.00 p.m. Sat (Vigil Mass) - Cantor & Organ

10.00 a.m. *St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girls’ Choir

11.00 a.m. Sung Latin Mass (Novus Ordo) * Palestrina Choir

12.45 p.m. Cantor & Organ

6.30 p.m. Pro Nuova Music Group

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