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:
31 March 2021: Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Chrism Mass 2021
31 March 2021: Easter 2021 message of Bishop Denis Brennan
30 March 2021: Easter Hope – joint statement by the Archbishops of Armagh
28 March 2021: Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for Palm Sunday 2021
28 March 2021: Pope Francis’ Homily for Palm Sunday 2021
Additional messages and homilies will be published here as they become available.