3:00 pm

@ Don Bosco School Hall
Narre Warren


On this day we recall Jesus’ suffering and death and we commemorate his crucifixion. According to the Gospels, Jesus was betrayed by Judas on the night of the Last Supper (commemorated on Holy Thursday). The morning following Christ’s arrest, he was brought before Annas, a powerful Jewish cleric. Annas condemned Jesus of blasphemy for declaring that He was the Son of God. From there, he was sent to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of the province.

Pontius Pilate questioned Jesus but found no reason to condemn him. Instead, he suggested Jewish leaders deal with Jesus according to their own law. But under Roman law, they could not execute Jesus, so they appealed to Pilate to issue the order to have him killed.

Pilate appealed to King Herod, who found no guilt in Jesus and sent him back to Pilate once again. Pilate declared Jesus to be innocent and washed his hands to show that he wanted nothing to do with Jesus’ death. But the crowds were enraged. To prevent a riot and to protect his station, Pilate reluctantly agreed to execute Jesus and sentenced him to crucifixion. Jesus was convicted of proclaiming himself to be the King of the Jews.

To cater for the large numbers, this years’ service will be an outdoor event on the basketball court, outside the hall.   Please bring a folding chair as we have a limited number of seats that will be provided for the sick and elderly. The hall will be our backup in case of inclement weather.


March 30, 2017
3:00 pm
Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Narre Warren