In these uncertain times where we can’t control whether we will be able to go to Mass or not, you might like to take time at home to remember the events of Holy Week.
It starts with Palm Sunday, when Jesus is welcomed triumphantly into His own holy city of Jerusalem. Later in the week, Maundy Thursday marks the beginning of the Easter Triduum (the three holy days) and when the disciples shared the Last Supper. That night we remember Jesus in agony in the garden and we try and spend some prayer time keeping Him company. Then follows His betrayal, arrest and cruel trials which continue into Good Friday: Jesus’ final passion and death on the Cross. Holy Saturday is the quiet day of the three holy days. Then there is the climax of joy, as the Church celebrates Jesus' resurrection from the dead! 'Alleluias' resound throughout the Liturgy and continue on until Ascension and Pentecost.
We have produced 4 audio reflections which, if in school, children will hear Monday – Thursday as part of their collective worship. We have provided these here for you to listen to together at home. You can listen to them Monday – Thursday, or play them on the days they correspond to:
4 Holy Week Reflections (click here)