Messages & Homilies for Holy Week and Easter 2021

31 Mar 2021

During Holy Week, the Church celebrates the mysteries of salvation accomplished by Christ in the last days of his life on earth, beginning with his messianic entrance into Jerusalem. The Lenten season lasts until the Thursday of this week. The Easter Triduum begins with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday.

This year’s Holy Week is being observed in very different circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic. While some parishes will be able to open their churches for public worship, most people will experience Holy Week at home during these days. We hope the following information and resources will assist the faithful with their observance of Holy Week and Easter 2021. Do join in on social media using the hashtags #LivingHolyWeek and #HolyWeekAtHome to connect with others and share how you are living Holy Week 2021. 

Messages and Homilies for Holy Week and Easter 2021: 

1 April 2021: ‘We are an Easter people: our faith in the risen Lord remains undimmed’ – Pastoral Message of Bishop Francis Duffy

1 April 2021: ‘Christ Has Died; Christ is Risen; Christ will Come Again’ – Easter 2021 message of Bishop Kevin Doran

31 March 2021: Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Chrism Mass 2021

31 March 2021: Chrism Mass Homily of Bishop Denis Nulty, Apostolic Administrator, Ossory

31 March 2021: ‘Let not your hearts be troubled’ – Easter Message from Bishop William Crean of Cloyne

31 March 2021: Easter 2021 message of Bishop Denis Brennan

31 March 2021: “Go to Joseph – a model for priests to follow” – Archbishop Martin

30 March 2021: Easter Hope – joint statement by the Archbishops of Armagh

30 March 2021: ‘Waiting on God’ – Easter 2021 message from Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan

30 March 2021: Homily of Bishop Denis Nulty for Chrism Mass 2021 in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin

28 March 2021: Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for Palm Sunday 2021

28 March 2021: Pope Francis’ Homily for Palm Sunday 2021 

21 March 2021: Easter Letter from Bishop Fintan Monahan – “Let hope shape our future”

Additional messages and homilies will be published here as they become available.