At Home Holy Week Resources

PALM SUNDAY, April 5, 11:30 AM: 

Watch Palm Sunday Mass Live-Streamed from St. Mary’s at:   https://www.facebook.com/MusicAtStMarysHolliston.  You do not need a Facebook account to access this, just scroll down once Mass has begun.

HOLY THURSDAY, April 9, 7:00 PM:

Watch the Mass of the Lord’s Supper Live-Streamed from St. Mary’s at:   https://www.facebook.com/MusicAtStMarysHolliston

GOOD FRIDAY, April 10, 7:00 PM:

Watch the Lord’s Passion Service Live-Streamed from St. Mary’s at:   https://www.facebook.com/MusicAtStMarysHolliston

For younger children, we recommend this excellent Narrated, Children’s Stations of the Cross Video to help them prayerfully enter into the spirit of the day:

HOLY SATURDAY, April 11, 8:00 PM:

Watch the Easter Vigil Mass Live-Streamed from St. Mary’s at:   https://www.facebook.com/MusicAtStMarysHolliston

EASTER SUNDAY, April 12, 11:30 AM:

Watch the Easter Sunday Mass Live-Streamed from St. Mary’s at:   https://www.facebook.com/MusicAtStMarysHolliston

Readings for all Holy Week Liturgies are available for free at: 

www.magnificat.com/free  and www.magnifikid.com/free.

Other Resources for Holy Week are provided here:

1.  Holy Week resources for families (Sadlier Religion)

https://www.sadlier.com/religion/blog/holy-week-resources-for-families

2.     Activity centers for Holy Week (Loyola Press)

https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/parish-ministry/intergenerational-catechesis/passion-and-resurrection/activity-center-good-friday-intergenerational-event

3.     Liturgical Press resources for Holy Week at Home, liturgy and music

https://offers.litpress.org/coronavirus-response-to-customers

4.     Video: Holy Week in 3 Minutes (Busted Halo) 

5.     Video: Palm Sunday for teens

6.  A Catholic Guide to Holy Week Symbols (Busted Halo)

7.     Guided meditation – Holy Thursday (Ave Maria Press)

https://www.avemariapress.com/engagingfaith/2010/03/guided-meditation-jesus-washes-his

8.     Guided meditation – Good Friday (Ave Maria Press)

https://www.avemariapress.com/engagingfaith/2011/04/guided-meditation-peter-denies-jesus

More Resources and Prayers for Home Use During the Pandemic:

1.     Resources from Catholic Education Ministries for faith formation with children: http://familytogether.stcdio.org

2.  Watch daily Mass online. Schedules and access to the televised Mass and rebroadcasts are available at www.WatchtheMass.com  or www.catholictv.org  and by consulting local cable providers or network.

3.     Livestream of Morning Prayer, 7:30 AM each weekday at St. Mary’s by Deacon John Barry:  https://www.facebook.com/MusicAtStMarysHolliston

4.     Livestream of Pope Francis’ Masses

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxIsefyl9g9A5SGWA4FvGIA/videos

5.  Give Us This Day, a monthly publication centered on the Word of God, is making available at no charge a digital file of its periodical, which includes daily Mass texts: www.GUTD.net/Digital.

6.  Steps for Spiritual Communion:  http://stcdio.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/spiritual-communion.pdf

7.     Downloadable prayer card seeking intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe

(English) http://www.usccb.org/about/communications/upload/prayer-coronavirus-2020-card.pdf

8.  Text of pope’s prayer to Mary during coronavirus pandemic

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection.
Amen.

9.  Free online courses – University of Notre Dame McGrath Institute for Church Life

The Pillars of the Church

Saturdays with the Saints

Journey with The Saint John’s Bible

https://mcgrath.nd.edu/resources

10. CHRIST OUR LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS:  Join Cardinal Seán O’Malley on this six-part retreat, a beautiful way to grow in your relationship with Christ:   https://www.bostoncatholic.org/virtualretreat.   

Scroll to the bottom of the webpage to watch the 6 videos in order.

1)  Prayer

2)  Mercy and Forgiveness

3)  Faith:The Key to Meaning and Call to Friendship

4)  Who is My Neighbor? The Good Samaritan

5)  The Seven Last Words

6)  The Eucharist