Easter & Christmas

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At a glance

We have three churches, St James, Malanda (map), Our Lady of Consolation & St Patrick, Yungaburra (map), and St Rita of Cascia, Millaa Millaa (map).

Parish Office: 5 Monash Ave, Malanda; ph (07) 4096 5156.

Some office functions are undertaken in Atherton's Parish Office: ph (07) 4091 1125.

Please check the current liturgy calendar for confirmed times.

Easter – Paschal Triduum (Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday)

Easter Sunday is observed the first Sunday after the first full moon after the equinox in March; the earliest possible date is 22 March, and the latest is 25 April. The main parts of the Paschal Triduum (the Paschal Three Days) are Holy Thursday evening’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper, then Good Friday afternoon’s commemoration of the Passion of the Lord, and Holy Saturday night’s Paschal Vigil (the service of light, and a service of readings and prayers) and Mass. On Easter Sunday morning Mass is celebrated in each town.

Please note, the day after Good Friday is Holy Saturday; Easter Saturday is the one after Easter Sunday.

Mass times for Easter Sunday differ to normal Sundays; please see the current liturgy calendar to see the actual times.

Weddings at Easter

We do not celebrate weddings on Good Friday or Holy Saturday. While they may take place on Easter Sunday, the priests and deacons may not be available due to their liturgical obligations across the region. It is best not to plan for a wedding on Easter Sunday unless a priest or deacon has been found to be available.

Future Easter dates


Ash Wednesday 22 February
Palm Sunday 02 April
Holy Thursday 06 April
Good Friday 07 April
Holy Saturday 08 April
Easter Sunday 09 April


Ash Wednesday 14 February
Palm Sunday 24 March
Holy Thursday 28 March
Good Friday 29 March
Holy Saturday 30 March
Easter Sunday 31 March


Ash Wednesday 05 March
Palm Sunday 13 April
Holy Thursday 17 April
Good Friday 18 April
Holy Saturday 19 April
Easter Sunday 20 April

Christmas 2023 - times to be confirmed

These are the times observed for the last few years; check closer to the date.

Sunday 24th Christmas Eve 6:30pm - Malanda
    8:30pm - Millaa Millaa
Monday 25th Christmas Day 7:30am - Yungaburra
    9:15pm - Malanda