We celebrate the joy of Our Lord’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, 8 April. Please see below video reflection as Gaelige on the Easter Triduum by Bishop Brendan Kelly, details of Vatican liturgies, homilies and reflections from bishops, details of events and services in Irish dioceses, as well as public service broadcast details and a video reflection on the Way of the Cross by Fr Paul Clayton Lea:
- Holy Week and Easter in the Vatican
Video, photographs and texts from the papal ceremonies will appear at the link below as they become available.
- Bishops’ homilies and reflections for Holy Week and Easter
- Events for Holy Week and Easter in Irish dioceses
Please click here for details of events and services taking place in Irish dioceses for Holy Week and Easter 2012.
- Holy Week schedule of Pope Benedict XVI
1 April: Palm Sunday and Passion of the Lord
Saint Peter’s Square, at 8:30 (Irish time)
Blessing of the Palms, Procession and Holy Mass
5 April Holy Thursday
Vatican Basilica, at 8:30
Basilica of Saint John Lateran, at 16.30
Beginning of the Paschal Triduum
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
6 April Good Friday
Vatican Basilica, at 16:00
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Colosseum, at 20:15
Way of the Cross
7 April Holy Saturday
Vatican Basilica, at 20:00
8 April Easter Sunday
Saint Peter’s Square, at 9:15
Holy Mass of the Day
Central Loggia of the Vatican Basilica, at 11:00
“Urbi et Orbi” Message and Blessing
- Broadcast of religious programmes for Holy Week and Easter 2012
- Video reflection: The Way of the Cross
Fr Paul Clayton-Lea from Clogherhead Parish in the Archdiocese of Armagh leads the Stations of the Cross
- Other online resources for Holy Week and Easter
Selected websites which serve as useful resources for individuals, teachers and parish groups.
The Franciscan Multimedia Center (FMC), the television production center sponsored by the Custos of the Holy Land andH20News, a multimedia Catholic information agency,will transmit the main events of Easter Week taking place in the Holy Land through their websites, in nine different languages.