Bringing Holy Week Home
BRINGING HOLY WEEK HOME
a Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday Companion 2020
This year we make our journey of Holy Week in a way like never before. As a Christian community we cannot gather. However, we can continue to keep Holy Week in our homes, in union with the prayer of the Church as we live out these sacred days.
These resources are designed to help people undertake this keeping of Holy Week, bringing it into the heart of our home.
Each of the eight days follows a similar pattern:
A sentence giving the focus of the day
A quote from the Gospel of the day, Scripture tells us
A section Deepening your participation in the broadcast celebration: highlighting key points for people joining in the liturgy of the day via digital broadcast, with simple steps to deepen their participation in the prayer of the day
A Prayer Ritual for the Home offering another way of people prayerfully entering into the spirit of the day
To do suggestions of practical actions / activities in tune with the day
These resources have been prepared by Julie Kavanagh (Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin), Sheena Darcy (Diocese of Elphin) and Bishop Michael Duignan (Diocese of Clonfert), with thanks to Colette Dower for design
Some parishes have Webcam Facilities and Holy Week Ceremonies will be streamed
CEREMONIES LIVESTREAMED VIA WEBCAM
Please note the Penitential Service on Wednesday evening is to focus on the need to desire reconciliation with the Lord and one another. It is a time of prayer and does not include the Sacrament of Reconciliation. People are asked to approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation as soon as possible after current restrictions are lifted or relaxed.
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Ceremonies will also be streamed from Attymass Parish, via the Fr Peyton Centrefrpeytoncentre