Holy Week Resources

Streaming Masses and Services

  • Daily masses are available at https://www.watchthemass.com/
  • Catholic TV, schedule found here: http://www.catholictv.org/masses
  • Stream Papal masses and blessings directly from the Vatican:
  • Boston College is streaming mass for Holy Week here: on.bc.edu/HolyWeek2020
    • Palm Sunday Mass, April 5 at 11:00am
      • “Beginning with an overview of this most sacred week by School of Theology and Ministry Dean Tom Stegman, S.J., and Mass celebrated by Fr. Tony Penna, AVP and director of Campus Ministry.”
    • Holy Thursday Mass, April 9 at 7:00pm
      • “Celebrated by Greg Kalscheur, S.J, dean of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences.”
    • Good Friday Liturgy, April 10 at 3:00pm
      • “Celebrated by Jack Butler, S.J., the Haub vice president of University Mission and Ministry.”
    • Easter Vigil, April 11 at 8:30 pm
      • “Celebrated by Casey Beaumier, S.J., vice president and University secretary.”
    • Easter Sunday Mass, April 12 at 11:00am
      • “Celebrated by University President William P. Leahy, S.J., and followed by an Easter greeting to the Boston College community.”
  • Many local churches are streaming masses online, on Facebook, or posting them for “On Demand” viewing - check your local parish’s website!

Additional Prayer and “Retreat Experiences”

Palm Sunday 4/5:

Monday of Holy Week 4/6:

Tuesday of Holy Week 4/7:

Spy Wednesday 4/8:

Holy Thursday 4/9:

  • Mass Readings for the celebration of the Lord’s Supper (Institution of the Eucharist)
  • Learn about the significance of Holy Thursday
  • Celebrate the Institution of the Eucharist and the Priesthood!
    • Pray virtually before the Blessed Sacrament via webcam at http://savior.org/
    • Learn about the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist in a video from Sophia SketchPad: here
    • Listen to Bishop Robert Barron speak about the Real Presence: here
    • Begin the year of the Eucharist with resources from the Archdiocese of Boston: here

Good Friday 4/10:

  • Readings for Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion
  • Read, listen, and pray the Seven Penitential Psalms and the Songs of the Suffering Servant (found in Isaiah). The USCCB offers all those options: here.
  • Pray the Stations of the Cross virtually with this video.

Holy Saturday & Easter Vigil 4/11:

  • Mass Readings for the Easter Vigil
  • Learn about Holy Saturday
  • If you choose to stream mass at home for the Easter Vigil, consider using candles to simulate the experience of beginning in darkness for this service. For example:
    • Before the Easter Vigil Mass begins, provide each member of the family with an unlit candle.
    • Extinguish all lights
    • Light one candle on a table when the priest lights the Paschal Candle
    • When the celebrant passes on a candle from the Paschal Candle, have each member of the family light their own candle from the candle on the table
    • Family members extinguish their candles at the appointed time in the liturgy
    • Turn lights on in the home once the Gloria is sung, as in church

Easter Sunday 4/12:

  • Mass Readings for the Resurrection of the Lord
  • Pray Easter prayers with Catholic Relief Services

Learn about Catholic Easter Traditions with Franciscan Media