Holy Week – Easter 2020

Pope Francis in 2018 said, ‘ We enter Holy Week with the Lord Jesus in order to celebrate Easter with hearts that are renewed by the grace of the Holy Spirit.’

For Catholics, Holy Week is the last week of Lent. It begins this year with Palm Sunday (April 5th), in which we remember the  entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on a donkey. The Easter Triduum begins with  Holy Thursday, where Jesus was with his disciples at the Last Supper from which we have the celebration of the Eucharist.  On Good Friday we remember the suffering of Jesus and his death on the cross.  Holy Week then continues with the  Easter vigil on the night of Holy Saturday to Easter Sunday when the Resurrection of Christ is celebrated. 

As we know we are fast approaching Holy Week and our Archbishop Bernard Longley, will be leading worship in Holy Week.  Details of  dates  and times can be found on the link below.

https://www.stchadscathedral.org.uk/2020/03/live-streaming-launches-at-st-chads/

For those of you who would like to experience being part of Liturgies in Holy Week at the Marian Pilgrimage shrine of Knock there is  link below.

Knock – https://www.knockshrine.ie/holy-week-ceremonies-online/

Those of you who would like to join our Holy Father, Pope Francis, details of Liturgies in Holy Week can be found on 

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-03/pope-francis-holy-week-liturgies-schedule-marini-coronavirus.html

Dan and Emily from One life Music are preparing a weekly liturgy for those who work in schools, school children and families to support faith during CV 19.

Finally, for those  who wish to continue their journey of listening to the Gospel in the year of the God who speaks to us ,resources linked to the Sunday Gospel can be found on the Cafod website by following the link below.

https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Children-s-liturgy?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_e-jo-_L6AIVBLTtCh25tAU5EAAYASABEgKUx_D_BwE

From everyone at Bishop Milner Catholic College we wish you a serene, safe and Holy Easter.