Now that we are officially in Holy Week, The Great Week of the Church, and a week and time period I doubt that any of us will ever forget, I wanted to provide you some articles that I have written over the years as well as liturgical resources for you to enjoy this Holy Week as best as you can while still being quarantined and social distancing.
Personally, I love Holy Week! It is my favorite time in the Catholic Church’s liturgical cycle. The entire week is just amazing. Between the Chrism Mass and then the Sacred Triduum, and of course Easter Sunday, this week does not get any better. These days are truly the High Holy Days of Catholicism.
Although this is a very unorthodox Holy Week, as Fr. Will Schmid of San Francisco de Asis in Flagstaff, AZ said today in his Palm Sunday homily, this good could the best Holy Week you will ever have. This week could allow you to focus on your spiritual life and engage this week like we have never before because of the current situation we find ourselves in.
The live-streaming of Masses, Stations of the Cross, and other prayer services for all of us is difficult, but I will say that it has allowed my family and me to increase our prayer life and allowed us to focus on Christ more during this Lent, although we are not receiving Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament, which has been really difficult. In addition to our nightly prayers, which we have been praying consistently since the beginning of Advent, we have added watching Daily Mass with the Northern Fathers, praying a Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3:00pm, and praying the Surrender Novena. We hope to add the Angelus and Regina Caeli (Easter) this week.
Please continue to do what our civil authorities have encouraged us to slow the spread. Remember to Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and most importantly, Stay Holy.
Below are 10 articles that I have written on Holy Week. If you have not read them already, I hope you will take the time to read them this week. Below my articles are liturgical resources for Holy Week.
Holy Week Liturgies:
8. Word on Fire
Our Lady of Monte Berico…Pray for Us
Saint Joseph…Pray for Us
Saint Rocco…Pray for Us
St. Charles Borromeo…Pray for Us
All Holy Men and Women…Pray for Us
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