Here is a list of what is found on this page, that can help guide us on this holiest of weeks, the events of which have changed our destiny forever. Let us not be followers who sleep in the garden of Gethsemane but close friends of Jesus who will stay awake, keep watch and journey with the Master and His mother Mary; watch Him be the ambush predator Who defeats sin, death, satan, evil, and hell.
- A PRAYER TO BEGIN HOLY WEEK
- HOLY WEEK SERVICES & EASTER MASS TIMES
- 5 THINGS TO DO TO MAKE HOLY WEEK THE MOST IMPORTANT WEEK OF THE YEAR
- HOLY WEEK INFOGRAPHIC The events of Holy Week are told in pieces throughout the four Gospels. Putting it all together can be a bit challenging, below is an infographic that lays everything out in one place. It even tells you exactly where to look in each Gospel if you want to read the text for yourself.
- HOW ARE WE TO ENTER INTO THE GREAT WEEK REFLECTION?
- EACH DAY OF HOLY WEEK REFLECTION
- EASTER INVITATIONS YOU CAN USE; WHO WILL YOU INVITE TO EASTER MASS?
- HOLY WEEK HOMILIES
A PRAYER TO BEGIN HOLY WEEK
Lord Jesus, as we enter into Holy Week once again, I come before You to renew my love and gratitude, and to ask You to open my heart to all the special graces that this week contains.
I know that everything that took place during this week two thousand years ago was done for the salvation of the world, and yet as if for me alone. As You carried Your cross, You thought of each man, woman, and child You would redeem. As You suffered betrayal, denial, and the fleeing of Your disciples, as you experienced the mockery and scorn of the crowds, You knew of every human betrayal and denial that would ever take place, and You knew of all the sufferings and humiliations every person would ever undergo in every corner of the world. You saw my whole life, every moment of my existence.
Lord Jesus, I want to live this week in union with You. I want the mysteries of Your Passion, Death, and Resurrection to continue to transform my life. Though I do not know the hour of my physical death, I do know that at each moment of my life, lived in union with You, You can put to death all that separates me from You. By Your grace, I have already been raised with You, and the life I now live is not my own, but Yours.
In the Sacrifice of the Mass today and every day, I unite myself to You. I offer You my whole heart, my whole life. Through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings—holding nothing back. I want to be entirely clothed in You, to be conformed to You, and I trust that as You look upon me from heaven, You hold nothing back. You love me with the entirety of your Sacred Heart.
Lord Jesus, I trust in You. Lord Jesus, I love You.
A NOTE REGARDING THE REINSTATEMENT TO ATTEND SUNDAY MASS IN PERSON
Palm Sunday this year marks the reinstatement to attend Sunday Mass in person, you can read the Bishop’s note on this here https://bit.ly/SundayObligation.
Of course, those who are sick, homebound, have compromised immunity, and other illness are not required to attend Mass in person.
Easter Sunday will be the last Sunday that we offer communion in the parking lot during the 10am livestream Mass. We will continue to livestream the Sunday 10am Mass and weekday Masses for the homebound. Communion can be arranged to be brought to your home by contacting our Pastoral Care Coordinator, Jolene LeRoy, RN firstname.lastname@example.org.