Praying and Celebrating Holy Week at Home
This year, Holy Week will look different for Catholic families. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to attend the liturgies of the Easter Triduum or attend Holy Mass on Easter Sunday. But just as the Church continues to celebrate these liturgies, the domestic church also continues to mark this holiest week of the year.
Many families will be praying and celebrating together within their homes. Below are resources to help you and your family do the same.
- USCCB List of Livestreaming Masses
- Good Friday Sample Intercessions for the COVID-19 Pandemic
- ForYourMarriage.org’s Five Suggestions for Holy Week
- Archdiocese of Baltimore At Home (scroll down for Holy Week)
- Archdiocese of Atlanta Holy Week Resources
- Diocese of Phoenix Holy Week Resources
Other Resources and Livestreaming:
- Pastoral Center’s Resources for Celebrating Holy Week at Home
- NFCYM Webinar – Celebrating Holy Week at Home / Celebrando la Semana Santa en Casa
- Even if you are not able to visit an altar of repose, you can still devote time to staying with the Lord by praying in your own home. Consider reading the Gospel accounts of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane in Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, or John 18.
- At 12pm ET, pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart with USCCB President Archbishop Gomez Live on the USCCB Facebook Page. The text of the Litany of the Sacred Heart is available in English and in Spanish.
- At 3pm, pray the Stations of the Cross with your family. Here is our Stations of the Cross for Marriages and Families.