HOLY WEEK Submitted by Deacon Michael Madison
This is a Holy Week which will not be forgotten!
It is very strange to enter this holiest week of the year for Christians without being able to gather as a community to wor-ship together. Despite our current situation, we can gather with our families to walk with Jesus in his final days on earth. We can participate in the Mass receiving a Spiritual Eucharist by watching online or on television or listening to the radio. Walk with Jesus as he walks with us. You can also pray the Stations of the Cross to walk with Jesus during Holy Week.
Today we enter Holy Week with Christ in his earthly glory arriving into Jerusalem. We exit this week in Jesus’ earthly death, crucified on the cross. And on Easter Sunday, the first day of the next week, we rise with him into new life in his heavenly glory.
Below are the Gospel readings for each day of Holy Week with a description of the scripture.
PALM SUNDAY – Click for a Family Palm Sunday Activity
Mt 21:1-11 Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem
Mt 26:14-27:66 The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Jn 12:1-11 The Anointing at Bethany
Jn 13:21-33 & 36-38 Announcement of Judas’ Betrayal, The New Commandment,
Peter’s Denial Predicted
Mt 26:14-25 The Betrayal by Judas, Preparations for Passover,
Jn 13:1-15 Washing of the Disciples’ Feet
Jn 18:1-19:42 The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Mt 28:1-10 The Resurrection of Jesus
Jn 20:1-9 The Empty Tomb