Praying Holy Week in 2021

The most sacred week of the Christian calendar begins on Palm Sunday — March 28th, 2021. For the second year in a row people are invited to keep Holy Week by joining in prayer from home with the ceremonies being carried out in churches without a congregation.

Everyone is invited to connect with others in their household, in their local parish via live stream and radio links, at the Cathedral in Cork, or on the broadcast ceremonies on RTE Television.

There are pages with prayers and reflections for each day of Holy Week which you can print or view at home.

HOLY WEEKPrayer LeafletsCathedral live streamon RTE ONE (TV)
Palm Sunday (28th)Palm Sunday Prayers5pm Vigil & 11.30am
Mon. (29th)Monday leaflet
Tues. (30th)Tuesday Leaflet
Wed. (31st)Wednesday Leaflet
Holy Thursday (1st)10am Chrism Mass – Bishop Fintan
Holy Thursday Leaflet7.30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper4.40 pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday (2nd)Good Friday leaflet12noon – Stations of the Cross 
3pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion.
3pm: Solemn Liturgy, from Knock
Stations to pray at home
Stations to pray on a family walk
Holy Saturday (3rd)Vigil Leaflet9pm Easter Vigil – Bishop Fintan11pm: Easter Vigil, from Knock
Easter Sunday (4th)Easter Leaflet11.30am – Easter Sunday Mass.10 am: Mass from Switzerland
Thanks to the various dioceses and people who compiled these resources and made them available to us incl Limerick, Waterford & Lismore, Clonfert, Ardagh & Clonmacnoise, KIldare & Leighlin and the National Liturgy Office
Image: A carved icon of Calvary in the Church of the Resurrection, Farranree, Cork