If you missed the window to book a place in person for the Easter Celebrations this weekend, you can still make Easter meaningful by participating online. There are lots of great streaming options out there, but here are just some ideas…
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1 April, Holy Thursday:
Why not spend an hour in reflection live streamed from the Garden of Gethsemane:
21:00 – Jerusalem – Gethsemane – Basilica of the Agony: Holy Hour Booklet of the celebration here Live streaming Christian Media Center’s website Live streaming Custody of the Holy Land’ Facebook page Learn more about the Holy Hour.
2 April, Good Friday with the Pope:
The celebration of the Passion of the Lord will begin at 6:00 pm at the Altar of the Chair.
Afterwards, the Way of the Cross will take place at 9:00 pm at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican
“The Way of the Cross streamed from the Vatican on Good Friday to be led by Pope Francis will feature meditations and drawings composed by children and young people of Rome and the guests of two family homes in Rome. They will also read them during the ceremony in St. Peter's Square presided over by Pope Francis.”
All of Pope Francis’s holy week times can be found here: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news/2021-03/pope-francis-holy-week-easter-2021.html
3 April, Easter Vigil with Fr James, from Blessed Sacrament Durban:
The Easter Vigil will be recorded at Blessed Sacrament on Saturday evening. As soon as it is rendered and uploaded it will be shared via Growing Faith. We hope to do so on Saturday evening but it may be early Sunday at the latest.
4 April, Easter Sunday Morning: Watch mass live streamed from the Resurrected Tomb of Jesus:
08:00 – Jerusalem – Holy Sepulcher: Holy Tomb: Pontifical Mass & Solemn Procession Booklet of the celebration here Live streaming Christian Media Center’s website Live streaming Custody of the Holy Land’ Facebook page
For the Kids:
Holy week celebrations can be quite heavy for young children. Here is a wonderful YouTube channel which animates the Readings with a short reflection. https://youtu.be/_tBHxOx96R4